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Lake Mead
2014-07-25 07:16:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA and University of California, Irvine researchers have determined that over 75 percent of the water lost in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin over the past decade has come from underground resources – a discovery which suggests that groundwater loss may pose a larger-than-expected threat to the western US water supply. According to the US space agency, the new study – which has been published online in the journal...

2014-07-24 23:12:14

All Hands Fire Equipment Shares Tip Sheet About Pool Safety Neptune City, NJ (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 All Hands Fire Equipment, a NJ company offering fire and safety equipment as well as training, shares tips for keeping swimming pools safer this summer. 10 Drownings Occur Every Day US drowning statistics are startling. With the CDC reporting that 10 people drown every day and that it’s the fifth on the list of leading causes of unintentional injury deaths (source: CDC), pool safety is...

2014-07-24 23:09:37

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment markets. Global market for Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment is forecast to reach US$53.4 billion by 2020, buoyed by increasing population, urbanization, improving manufacturing activity, and rising oil and gas production, among others. San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Water and wastewater treatment refers to enhancing the quality of water by eliminating contaminants,...

2014-07-24 23:08:25

The Hot Tub, Swim Spa, Pool & Patio Show opens Friday at the Lucas County Rec Center in Maumee, Ohio. Build your dream backyard for pennies on the dollar. Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Come see, swim in, and soak in what Michael Phelps trains in and relaxes in to keep that competitive edge and to continue to be the most decorated athlete of all time. The Michael Phelps Swim Spas and Hot Tubs will be on display at The Toledo Hot Tub, Swim Spa, Pool & Patio Show this weekend at...

2014-07-24 23:05:26

Miami-based active Life & Water Sport Brand promises to reveal latest collection of fashionable and technical footwear for life, fitness, wellness and water sport. ZEM’s perfect blend of natural motion, protection and comfort will be on display at the largest outdoor retailer and watersport shows in Salt Lake City, Ut. and Orlando, Fla. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 This summer, ZEMgear's Active Life & Water Sport Collections will be unveiling its fashionable and technical...

2014-07-24 16:22:24

169 cities in California embrace program to help property owners cut water use by up to a third SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the threat of steep fines looming for residential water wasters throughout the state, 169 California communities are encouraging local residents to invest in water-saving upgrades through the HERO program. Projections show that California could save over 250 billion gallons of water annually with the HERO Program. Home Energy Renovation...

2014-07-24 16:21:35

S.I.U. and the Government of Canada join forces and focus on a Priority Veteran Hiring Initiative THOROLD, ON, July 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Seafarers' International Union of Canada (S.I.U), the most important sailors' union in Canada, representing the majority of unlicensed and licensed sailors working aboard vessels across Canada, today announced that it has launched a new initiative that will focus on priority training and hiring for members of the Canadian Armed Forces as...

2014-07-24 16:20:44

Official Cruise Line Of 'America's Team' To Bring More Fun To Home Games MIAMI, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Lines, Texas' largest cruise operator, today announced an exclusive, multi-year partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, making Carnival the Official Cruise Line of the legendary NFL franchise and expanding the cruise operator's already wide-ranging commitment to the Texas market. Carnival, which will homeport a third year-round ship in Galveston next year, will...

2014-07-24 12:23:52

Offering Appearance Of A Shrub, Barrel 'Hides' Next To Homes CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With water becoming an ever increasing need globally, and with fresh water becoming more expensive nationally, a recently organized American company is preparing to introduce a modern and upgraded version of the traditional rain barrel. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/130118 The Natures ReadyWater (TM) rain barrel is designed to mimic a normal...

2014-07-24 12:22:13

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This study is the first to quantify the...


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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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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 'karpos', fruit.
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