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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...

2013-12-13 23:01:35

CEO Scott Wolfe, and Director of Sales, Martin Roth, represent zlien on the 2013 Silicon Bayou 100 list. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Silicon Bayou News awarded zlien's CEO Scott Wolfe, and Director of Sales, Martin Roth, a spot on the 2013 Silicon Bayou 100 at a release party on Thursday, December 12th at Eiffel Society. The event was sponsored by 365 Connect, New Orleans Startup Fund, Launch Pad, Ron Bienvenu, Eiffel Society and The Idea Village, and additionally...

2013-12-04 19:18:10

Virginia Institute of Marine Science Left to themselves, coastal wetlands can resist rapid levels of sea-level rise. But humans could be sabotaging some of their best defenses, according to a Nature review paper published Thursday from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. The threat of disappearing coastlines has alerted many to the dangers of climate change. Wetlands in particular—with their ability to buffer coastal cities from...

2013-07-22 23:00:50

Gaming group solidifies its membership through a mobile application released at appcatch.com (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 The Kingdom of the Wetlands is a regional Amtgard group made up of multiple sub-chapters. The Wetlands is a central Texas/Western Louisiana Amtgard group with 12 chapters spanning north to Tyler, TX, south to Hitchcock, TX, East to Lake Charles, LA, and west to College Station, TX. Of course, thanks to the new mobile app built with the DIY app builder at appbar.com, The...

2013-06-11 23:29:46

Success of Michigan lake restoration company offers hope to nutrient overloaded Colorado lakes and reservoirs. Fort Collins, Colorado (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Oxygen deprived Colorado lakes and reservoirs are about to get desperately needed help in the fight against nutrient pollution, invasive weeds and seasonal algae growth. Building on scientifically proven results and a cost effective financial strategy, Michigan based Lake Savers LLC is expanding operations to include large fresh water...

2013-06-06 11:33:42

Global warming impacts lakes' structure, function and water quality Increases in temperature as a result of climate change are mirrored in lake waters where temperatures are also on the rise. A new study, by Dr. Martin Dokulil, retired researcher from the Institute for Limnology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, forecasts surface water temperatures in large Austrian lakes for 2050 and discusses the impact on the lakes' structure, function and water quality. The research is...

2013-04-19 14:16:25

A team of geoscientists from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) using newly available remote-sensing technology has achieved unprecedented detail in quantifying subtle, long-period changes in the water levels of shallow lakes and ponds in hard-to-reach Arctic wetlands. Analysis comparing time-lapsed, high-resolution satellite imagery of the Ahnewetut Wetlands in Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska, revealed an accelerated loss of surface water in shallow thaw lakes and ponds over a recent...

2013-02-28 23:03:03

Lake Savers 2012 Scientific Data Proves Effectiveness of All-Natural Technology in Lake Restoration Kalamazoo, Michigan (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 Studies conducted on four Michigan Lakes are providing evidence that a break-through, all-natural technology quickly and substantially reduces nutrient overloading — the root cause of explosive invasive weed growth and harmful blue-green algal blooms. The independent studies conducted by Restorative Lake Sciences, LLC on Indian Lake,...

Antarctica's Salty Don Juan Pond Offers Watery Hope For Mars
2013-02-07 15:42:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several bodies of water around the world are known for their salty content. Among the most well-known are the Great Salt Lake in Utah and the Dead Sea. But these bodies of water pale in comparison to Don Juan Pond in Antarctica, known as the saltiest body of water on Earth. The pond, situated in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of the harsh, icy continent, keeps from freezing because of its salt-rich composition. But why this landlocked...

2013-01-29 09:52:38

Scientists have developed a new way to rescue the Bogong High Plains and their endangered alpine wetlands from invading European willows. The new strategy calls for an exclusive focus on eradicating willows within the threatened bogs — patches of muddy ground where the soil is always wet, says Dr Joslin Moore from the National Environmental Research Program´s (NERP) Environmental Decisions Hub and the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. “After a severe bushfire burned out...


Latest Wetlands Reference Libraries

Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

Wetland
2013-04-19 18:19:23

A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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