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2013-03-29 23:03:07

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI) receives one of Ducks Unlimited's highest honors for her contributions to wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI), chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, was presented last Friday with the 2013 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award, one of Ducks Unlimited's highest honors. "Senator Stabenow led the Senate in passing a comprehensive, bipartisan farm bill in 2012 — one of the few major pieces...

SMOS Helping To Sift Through Wetlands
2013-03-22 21:07:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's SMOS satellite is showing its worth in observing the wetlands, offering a better understanding of Earth's carbon cycle. SMOS is a multifaceted satellite capable of mapping soil moisture and ocean salinity, and its novel microwave sensor is able to capture images of brightness temperature to obtain this information. The satellite has been used to map freezing soil, monitor thin Arctic sea ice,...

Habitat Changes Caused Turtle Collapse 71 Million Years Ago
2013-03-15 15:16:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online About 71-million-years ago, turtles disappeared from Alberta's Drumheller area, and scientists have been blaming dramatic climate change as the culprit. Now, a new theory published in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology suggests the real reason was because of habitat changes. Researchers at the University of Calgary studying ancient soil in Red Deer River valley say it was the loss of the wetlands that...

Teaching Children About The Environment Can Affect The Knowledge And Behavior Of Their Parents
2013-02-14 15:41:25

Imperial College London Scientists from Imperial College London surveyed the families of 160 schoolchildren in the Seychelles, some of whom took part in educational activities about the island's valuable wetland resources. They found that the parents of children who took part in the wetland activities were more knowledgeable about wetlands and, were more inclined to undertake 'environmentally friendly' behaviors such as conserving water in their homes. The findings are published this...

2013-02-13 11:41:45

A child can directly influence the attitude and behaviour of their parents towards the environment without them even knowing it. This is according to a group at Imperial College London who have, for the first time, provided quantitative support for the suggestion that environmental education can be transferred between generations and that it can actually affect behaviour. Their findings have been published today, 13 February, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters....

ESA’s GlobWetland II Project Monitors Wetlands For Sustainable Water Management
2013-02-08 14:00:04

ESA Wetlands play a major role in the availability and quality of water, containing most of the water used to meet human needs. ESA´s GlobWetland II project is helping Mediterranean countries to monitor these precious resources. Located within the Nile River Delta, Egypt´s Lake Burullus has undergone major changes in the past 40 years. Urban settlements have flourished around the lake, and from 1973 to 1990 the area saw a sharp increase in aquaculture. As a result of...

2013-02-02 23:00:32

To mark the annual World Wetlands Day, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance has designated its largest site ever in the South American country of Bolivia. The 17 million acre Llanos de Moxos wetland is critical to the overall health of the amazon, says World Wildlife Fund (WWF.) Trinidad, Bolivia (PRWEB) February 02, 2013 Located near the borders of Peru and Brazil in the southwestern corner of the Amazon basin, the Llanos de Moxos is made up of tropical savannas...

2013-01-24 23:00:17

After complying with environmental constraints generated by a species of endangered frog, this one-of-a-kind timber vehicular bridge was successfully created. South Lake Tahoe, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 York Bridge Concepts, Inc. (YBC) recently completed a timber vehicular driveway bridge which allows access to a legacy asset property that dates back to the early 1900´s. The property was a portion of the Broder family summer cattle ranch and then became the summer residence for and...


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Lucia Widow, Palpopleura lucia
2013-07-17 11:23:24

The Lucia widow (Palpopleura lucia) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habitat in tropical and subtropical habitats near rivers, swamps, wetlands, lakes, and marshes. The total population number of this species is not known and it is threatened by habitat loss due to drainage modifications and...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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