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2014-01-23 08:24:51

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of California's worst drought in more than a century, Ben Grumbles, president of the U.S. Water Alliance, announced awardees of the 2014 U.S. Water Prize while speaking to the California Irrigation Institute conference attendees in Sacramento. The four winners are: Alliance for Water Efficiency, Chicago, IL; American Water, Voorhees, NJ; Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, OH; and Orange County Water...

2014-01-22 16:24:56

DUBLIN, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7hl3dv/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Ion-Exchange Resin Industry Report 2013-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7hl3dv/global_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Global and Chinese Ion-Exchange Resin Industry Report 2013-2018 is a professional and...

2014-01-22 16:22:30

DUBLIN, January 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pktb6v/gcc_industrial) has announced the addition of the "GCC Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market - Key Products and Initiatives Driving Growth in the Region" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pktb6v/gcc_industrial ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This study investigates...

2014-01-22 16:21:43

LAKEWOOD, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) strongly supports Governor Brown's recent drought emergency declaration, and we encourage all of the 4 million residents that rely on our groundwater resources to redouble their conservation efforts. Water is a terrible thing to waste at any time, but that is especially true during one of the worst droughts in history," said WRD Board President Rob Katherman....

2014-01-22 12:21:45

NEWARK, Del., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTNA) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend on the company's Class A and Class B Common Stock. The quarterly dividend of $0.2088 is payable February 21, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 10, 2014. This is the 85(th) consecutive quarterly dividend paid to shareholders. About Artesian Resources Artesian Resources...

2014-01-22 12:21:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection will invest more than $20.65 million in watershed protection projects to improve watersheds, reduce stormwater runoff and acid mine drainage (AMD), and support educational programs, among other environmental efforts. "Maintaining water quality and protecting Pennsylvania's resources is an important focus of my administration," Corbett said. "The...

2014-01-22 11:37:41

The recent Arctic blast that gripped much of the nation will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows. But the processes responsible for that welcome outcome are not as simple and straightforward as you might think. Yes, extreme winter cold increases ice cover on the Great Lakes, which in turn reduces evaporation by preventing water vapor from escaping into the air. But this simplistic view of winter ice as a mere "cap" on Great Lakes...

2014-01-22 08:23:25

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Versar, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) announced today that it has been awarded a contract with Frederick County, Maryland, to support the County's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit compliance. With a capacity of $2.25 million over three years, this award will allow Versar to continue to provide a wide range of stormwater and watershed services to Frederick County....

2014-01-21 23:00:39

Mr. Rooter Gives 10 Tips to Prevent Burst Pipes in Freezing Weather (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Mr. Rooter® Plumbing reminds home owners to winterize their home today to protect their homes, pipes and pocket books from the freezing temperatures in store for tonight. “Frozen pipes can be a costly problem if proper precautions are not taken,” states Mary Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Plumbing. “Often times, homeowners find themselves unprepared when winter weather hits, leading...

2014-01-21 12:21:29

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Cruises announces the newest perk to its All Inclusive luxury cruise experience: Free Wi-Fi for Crystal Society members, the line's "club" of repeat guests, beginning Fall 2014. Effective with Crystal Serenity's September 19 New England/Canada sailing and Crystal Symphony's October 15 Panama Canal cruise, each Crystal Society guest will receive 60 minutes of complimentary internet access for every day of the cruise. For example, a 10-day...


Latest Water Reference Libraries

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...

Giglioli’s Whale, Amphiptera pacifica
2013-08-19 13:14:53

The Giglioli’s Whale was discovered by zoologist Enrico Hillyer Giglioli on September 4, 1867, 1200 miles of the coast of Chile. He did not recognize the whale as any known species. It was observed for 15 minutes swimming close to his ship. Giglioli described the whale as being 60 feet long with an elongated body and having two dorsal fins 6.5 feet apart. No other known species of whale has two dorsal fins. It had long sickle-shaped flippers and lacked furrows under the throat....

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