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2014-09-05 20:20:41

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises today announced a partnership to become a Partner of the Chicago Bears, expanding the cruise line's presence in this key market. Chicagoans will have the opportunity to win a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean, sailing roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. The sweepstakes runs through December 31, 2014, and fans can enter at princess.com/chicago. Fans will also have access to special cruise deals from Princess Cruises...

2014-09-05 16:22:34

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Princess Cruises today announced a partnership to become a Proud Sponsor of the Houston Texans, including a fan-based sweepstakes, expanding the cruise line's presence in this key market. As part of the partnership, Houston Texans fans will have the opportunity to win a seven-day cruise to the Western Caribbean, sailing roundtrip from Houston. The sweepstakes, which will be promoted with digital ads on houstontexans.com and game...

2014-09-05 12:21:22

STOCKHOLM, September 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 World Water Week, focusing on energy and water, closed today with participants jointly emphasising the importance of a water goal, as well as intimateintegration of energy and water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Week also concluded that water efficiency is one of the main tools in combatting poverty and hunger. A few obstacles overshadow all others in the fight to end poverty. One is the silo mentality....

2014-09-04 23:09:31

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Host Notes Similarities between Drought and Human Dehydration, Believes Terminology Change would Help Generate a Quicker Solution. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Because of the state’s worst-ever drought, a group called the California Water Foundation has proposed changing the picture on the California state flag from a bear standing on grass to a camel standing on sand (Mark Kota, “Drought is so bad, change California flag: group,”...

2014-09-04 16:22:09

NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington, September 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.investorideas.com) Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including water stocks releases the water stocks directory preview to investors as World Water Week, held in Stockholm from August 31 to September 5th , drives global awareness to the urgency of the issues. For investors following the sector, there are some ETF's to play and a relatively small group of...

2014-09-04 00:21:04

DUBAI, UAE, September 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbert Nitsch 'The Deepest Man on Earth' is a world record-holding freediver. In this sport, athletes take one breath of air and dive deep below the ocean surface. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/705083 ) Nitsch excels in the most dangerous diving discipline of all - No Limits. In a No Limits dive, the freediver uses a powered sled to descend and ascend rapidly, going much deeper than a diver...

2014-09-03 23:01:14

Recently, XC Spa, the popular online supplier of swimming facilities, has unveiled its new range of infrared saunas and has begun an autumn special offer. The deadline of the promotion is September 20, 2014. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Recently, XC Spa, the popular online supplier of swimming facilities, has unveiled its new range of infrared saunas and has begun an autumn special offer. All the new items are made with high quality materials; they are offered at discounted rates, from 10...

Sierra Nevada snowpack
2014-09-03 02:00:01

Laura Rico, University of California - Irvine The cause? Increased high-elevation plant growth fueled by climate warming Freshwater runoff from the Sierra Nevada may decrease by as much as one-quarter by 2100 due to climate warming on the high slopes, according to scientists at UC Irvine and UC Merced. Accelerated plant growth at higher elevations caused by increasing temperatures would trigger more water absorption and evaporation, accounting for the projected runoff declines, the...

2014-09-03 08:36:34

SCRANTON, Pa., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tanya Tople, a homeowner in Viborg, a small town near Sioux Falls, SD, is planning out her dream deck as the winner of a summer sweepstakes sponsored by AZEK Building Products in conjunction with Real Simple. The "Deck of Inspiration" Grand Prize package includes $10,000 worth of low-maintenance AZEK Deck products for Tanya to have a new deck built, as well as a Real Simple A-Lister package including $3,000 worth of dinnerware, outdoor...

2014-09-03 08:34:37

NEW YORK, September 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Persistence Market Research (http://www.persistencemarketresearch.com) "Global Market Study on Ozone Technology: Air and gas to Witness Highest Growth by 2020," the global ozone technology market was valued at USD 715.4 million in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2014 to 2020, to reach an estimated value of USD 1,242.0 million in 2020. Browse the full Global Market Study on Ozone Technology: Air and gas to...


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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