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2014-06-05 00:20:18

To Celebrate World Oceans Day, World's Largest Cruise Company Announces Gift to Support Ecologically Important Lands and Waters MIAMI, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help celebrate World Environment Day today and in advance of World Oceans Day on June 8, Carnival Foundation in partnership with Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise company, is providing a $2.5 million gift over five years to support The Nature Conservancy's global...

Close-up Of Coral Bleaching Event Provided By UGA Ecologists
2014-06-04 03:39:05

Beth Gavrilles, University of Georgia Study documents corals before, during and after October 2009 episode New research by University of Georgia ecologists sheds light on exactly what happens to coral during periods of excessively high water temperatures. Their study, published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography, documents a coral bleaching event in the Caribbean in minute detail and sheds light on how it changed a coral's community of algae—a change that could have long-term...

3-D Silicon Shapes Fold Themselves When Wetted By Microscopic Droplets Of Water
2014-06-04 03:08:24

American Institute of Physics Tiny self-assembling tools could one day deliver drugs to targeted areas of the body or even perform autonomous microsurgery Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale. Using only a drop of water, the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon nitride into cubes, pyramids, half soccer-ball-shaped bowls and long triangular structures that resemble Toblerone chocolate...

2014-06-03 23:01:49

Large cities occupy only 1 percent of global land surface, but draw water from almost half of that surface Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The Nature Conservancy announced the publication of the first global database of urban water sources and stress today in Global Environmental Change. The study estimates that cities move 504 billion liters of water—enough to fill 200,000 Olympic swimming pools—a distance of 27,000 kilometers every day. Laid end to end, all those canals and...

2014-06-03 16:25:45

SCRANTON, Pa., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AZEK Building Products, a leader and pioneer in cellular PVC exterior products including AZEK Deck, has expanded its AZEK Deck Arbor Collection with a new light color called Hazelwood(TM). With its sleek, yet subtle variegation, Hazelwood offers a striking, natural shade with earthy richness. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/93881 This new color was developed specifically to coordinate with current trends seen in hardscapes...

Scientists Use GPS To Study The Impact Fishing Vessels Have On Seabirds
2014-06-03 03:32:03

University of Exeter Fishing vessels have a far bigger ecological footprint than previously thought, according to research which tracked the movement and behavior of seabirds using GPS devices. A team of scientists led by the University of Exeter discovered that northern gannets change their behavior in response to the presence of large vessels such as trawlers, suggesting each boat can significantly influence the distribution and foraging patterns of these and other marine predators....

2014-06-03 04:20:39

PORTLAND, Ore., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Infrastructure, low-impact development and a healthy bottom line will be at the top of the list when leading experts on storm and surface-water quality get together August 3-7 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss strategies that are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO With...

2014-06-02 12:30:41

WILMINGTON, Ohio, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Trent and Trish Irwin, the T's in TnT Builders of Albany, Oregon create a backyard oasis, they make sure it's a place where homeowners can escape. And, with vacation travel running a small family upwards of $3,000, a summer vacation at home remains a popular option. "With the rising cost of travel, homeowners want a place where they can experience the outdoors," explained Trish. "They want to entertain, let the kids play, eat meals...

2014-06-02 12:23:20

PROVIDE OPTION FOR CLEAN WATER ACT COMPLIANCE NEW ORLEANS, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hydrolox® traveling water screens meet the standards of Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act, recently finalized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The rule regulates the mortality rates from impingement for fish and aquatic life that encounter cooling water intake structures at power plants, industrial and manufacturing facilities. The EPA developed regulations under Section 316(b) of...

2014-06-02 12:22:29

MIAMI, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DOXA was chosen to provide the official timepieces for Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31, to be conducted this June on Aquarius, the only undersea marine habitat and lab in the world, located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The 31-day underwater mission will set a new submersion record for human oceanic exploration. DOXA will also set a record for the longest continuously submerged dive watch. Cousteau's mission began on June 1, 2014 and...


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Hula Painted Frog, Discoglossus nigriventer
2014-08-18 15:55:22

The Hula painted frog was considered extinct by the IUCN since 1996. Very little is known about the species because very few specimens have been found. In 1940 two adults and two tadpoles were collected but the smaller one was eaten by the larger one, and the tadpoles were lost. A single Hula painted frog was found in 1955 which was the last record of this specimen. The extinction of this species is said to be the result of the draining of lake Hula and its marshes in the 1950’s. Only...

Blue-spotted Salamander, Ambystoma laterale
2014-01-31 13:35:04

The Blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) is part of a group referred to as, Mole salamanders. A member of the Ambystomatidae family, the species ranges throughout eastern and central US and Canada. The Blue-spotted salamander prefers seasonal woodlands and forests and finds shelter in wet, damp areas. Hiding under damp leaves, rocks, logs and moss, the salamander is able to find cover. Mostly comprised of their long tail, the Blue-spotted salamander reaches lengths of 3.15 to 5...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Kina, Evechinus chloroticus
2013-11-15 10:54:52

Kina (Evechinus chloroticus) is a sea urchin that is native to New Zealand. This echinoderm belongs to the family Echinometridae and it has the potential to reach a maximum diameter of 16 to 17 centimeters. It is scattered throughout New Zealand and in some northern and southern offshore islands. It can be found in shallow waters around 12 to 14 meters deep, although there are also intertidal populations located in the north of both the North and South Islands. It shows a preference for...

Crown Of Thorns Starfish, Acanthaster planci
2013-11-11 10:54:41

The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that extends from the Red Sea to the African coasts in the east and from the Indian Ocean to the western coasts of Central America. It prefers a habitat in coral reefs, which can be harmed if population numbers are too high. Damage occurs when filamentous algae covers bare skeletons of coral and the starfish move in to feed, stripping...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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