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Long-Term Research Foretells Reversal Of Caribbean Coral Decline
2014-07-02 12:48:14

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Within the next 20 years most of the Caribbean corals could be gone, according to a report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Due to the loss of grazers, there is only about one-sixth of the coral cover left in the region. The report covers research from 1970 to 2012 by 90 experts over a three-year study...

Key To Adaptation Limits Of Ocean Dwellers Uncovered By Scientists
2014-07-02 03:35:33

Alfred Wegener Institute The simpler a marine organism is structured, the better it is suited for survival during climate change. Scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, discovered this in a new meta-study, which appears today in the research journal Global Change Biology. For the first time biologists studied the relationship between the complexity of life forms and the ultimate limits of their adaptation to a warmer climate. While...

2014-07-01 16:27:35

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Bottled Water Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/soft_drinks/bottled_water/global_bottled_water_market_2012_2016.html About Bottled WaterBottled water is drinking water, which can be categorized as mineral water, still water, flavored water, and sparkling water. This is packaged in either plastic or glass bottles after purification. The water is obtained from...

2014-07-01 16:23:40

SAN ANTONIO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verify Markets has completed market research for the Water Softener Markets in China, Mexico and India. The Chinese residential water softener market was estimated to be over $200.0 million in 2013. The market is dominated by a handful of key players, which include Ecowater Systems LLC, (Ecowater), Shanghai Canature Environmental Products Co., Ltd (Canature), and Pentair, Inc. (Pentair), among others. Some of the key drivers in this market...

2014-06-30 23:06:53

Pioneer Waterproofing, a Canadian company dedicated to helping homeowners and businesses waterproof their basements and protect their foundations from damage, has joined the Helping Homes Foundation. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 This foundation aims at helping those in the community who are dealing with unsafe or dangerous living conditions. The foundation is currently working with families in the Hamilton-Wentworth/Halton/Peel region who own their home but have been unable to make...

2014-06-30 23:02:52

New Model Based on CEO Sharon Kleyne’s 30 Years of Water Research (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Bio-Logic Aqua Research has proposed a new model for fresh water conservation and recycling based on water research by company founder and CEO Sharon Kleyne over a 30-year period. Kleyne has concluded that the “Earth Model” approach suggests that not all presently used conservation measures are wise and that the Earth can tell us which to pursue and which to avoid. In this instance, “Earth...

2014-06-30 08:24:26

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from land-grant universities in 12 central U.S. states have entered into a partnership with the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia Task Force to support state and national efforts to reduce water pollution and help to maintain the productivity and vitality of American agriculture. The participating land-grant universities include: the University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, Iowa State University, University...

2014-06-27 12:27:32

DUBLIN, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xzk34f/micro_irrigation) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Micro Irrigation System (Sprinkler Irrigation Systems, Drip Irrigation Systems) Market - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The micro irrigation system market consists of two important types of micro irrigation systems - drip irrigation and...

2014-06-26 23:01:54

National uniform labeling and bottled water quality reporting standards are good for consumers and build on the extensive product information already provided by bottlers. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) applauds federal legislation introduced today by Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC), Representative Jim Matheson (D-UT), and Representative Richard Nugent (R-FL) that would provide consumers with uniform information about the...

2014-06-26 23:01:32

Water Quality Company Announces New Vice President of Manufacturing and Regional Sales Manager Fayetteville, AR (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Clete Brewer, CEO of BlueInGreen, LLC announced today that Roy Pearson has been named Vice President of Manufacturing and Greg Gaffney appointed Regional Sales Manager. As the new VP of Manufacturing, Pearson will be responsible for BlueInGreen’s manufacturing growth & product improvement initiatives as the company continues to establish a more...


Latest Water Reference Libraries

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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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