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california Central Valley drought
2014-08-19 02:30:55

Rosalie Murphy, JPL Earth Science and Technology Directorate About 60 percent of California is experiencing "exceptional drought," the U.S. Drought Monitor's most dire classification. The agency issued the same warning to Texas and the southeastern United States in 2012. California's last two winters have been among the driest since records began in 1879. Without enough water in the soil, seeds can't sprout roots, leaves can't perform photosynthesis, and agriculture can't be sustained....

2014-08-18 12:29:03

For most homeowners in Houston Texas, common plumbing problems are a nightmare and seem to occur outside of normal business hours. Mammoth Plumbing, a leading Houston Plumber offers advise, tips and tricks to tackle those minor common plumbing issues without calling a plumbing company. HOUSTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Whether you're a new homeowner or have been handy with a wrench, snake and other tools for years, there are just some situations that require more than a...

2014-08-16 23:00:22

Recently, XC Spa, a well-known swimming facility manufacturer and retailer, has introduced its new designs of hot tubs. At the moment, all the company’s clients can enjoy a special offer; the current discount is up to 26% off. (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 Recently, XC Spa, a well-known swimming facility manufacturer and retailer, has introduced its new designs of hot tubs. At the moment, all the company’s clients can enjoy a special offer; the current discount is up to 26% off. On XC...

2014-08-15 12:24:25

Launches New Bottle Design by Providing Relief from August Heat WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When you're melting from the heat in Madison Square Park you'll do anything for a bottle of water and some relief from the sun. evian® Natural Spring Water is offering the ultimate solution to the summer temperatures in NYC this August with evian Bottle Service. Forget "reserving a table" or charming the bouncer because ordering is just a tweet away. Starting on August...

2014-08-15 12:21:27

MIAMI, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leave it to Carnival Cruise Lines to take the #IceBucketChallenge to another level! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140815/136555 The world's most popular cruise line enlisted all 24 of its "Fun Ships," as well as President and CEO Gerry Cahill, to participate in the #IceBucketChallenge, designed to raise much-needed awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Carnival is also making a...

2014-08-15 12:20:32

The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick and partners launch the SmartATLANTIC buoy project in Saint John SAINT JOHN, NB, Aug. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Rodney Weston, Member of Parliament for Saint John, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Trevor Holder, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, on behalf of the Honourable Claude Williams, New Brunswick Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, along with other project partners, announced...

2014-08-14 16:22:42

ReportsnReports.com adds "Membranes Market by Type of Material, by Technology (MF, RO, UF, Gas Separation, Dialysis, NF), by Application (Water & Wastewater Treatment, Pharmaceutical & Medical Uses, Food & Beverages, Chemical Processing, Industrial Gas Processing) & by Region - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" research report in its store. DALLAS, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The global membranes market is dominated by Asia-Pacific and North America, accounting for majority...

2014-08-14 16:21:04

'Explore 4' program offers extra perks and savings for suite guests SEATTLE, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From cozy inside cabins to grand luxury suites, Holland America Line offers a variety of stateroom options to suit every desire. For guests looking to indulge, the suites on Holland America Line ships range from comfortable Vista Suites with floor-to-ceiling windows to sprawling 1,296-square-foot Pinnacle Suites. And despite popular belief, not every suite is a budget-breaker....

Snow on top of sea ice
2014-08-14 03:30:55

George Hale, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Over the past few decades, Arctic sea ice has been retreating, and although research shows a downward trend in snow on land in the Arctic, long-term measurements of snow depth on sea ice have been less clear. But now, new research using data from NASA's Operation IceBridge shows that snow depth on Arctic sea ice has been decreasing over the past several decades, a trend largely owing to later sea ice freeze-up dates in the Arctic. Arctic...

2014-08-14 08:23:24

AbTech Subsidiary AEWS Engineering Selected as Partner to Provide Engineering and Stormwater Design Services for Prince George's County, Maryland SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm providing innovative water pollution and contamination solutions to communities, industry and governments, today announced a major collaboration effort with...


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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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