Washington, D.C. – Algae are complicated. The little plants can be both good and bad.
Single-celled algae called phytoplankton are a main source of food for fish and other aquatic life, and account for half of the photosynthetic activity on Earth—that’s good.
But certain varieties such as some cyanobacteria produce toxins that can harm humans, fish, and other animals. Under certain conditions, algae populations can grow explosively — a spectacle known as an algal bloom, which can cover hundreds of square kilometers. For example, in August 2014, a cyanobacteria outbreak in Lake Erie prompted Toledo, Ohio, officials to ban the use of drinking water supplied to more than 400,000 residents.
Approximately 844,000 Tennesseans will travel; 90 percent will drive
Tampa, FL – AAA projects 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007 and a 0.7 percent increase from the 41.6 million people who traveled last year. The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, July 1st to Sunday, July 5th.
“The freedom of summer means families can take extended vacations and, historically, that makes Independence Day the busiest summer travel holiday,” said Joy Dixon, Tennessee Director of Travel, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “This is the largest number of Independence Day travelers since the great recession and it is encouraging news for the recovering economy and the travel industry.”
Clarksville, TN – For several months, Austin Peay State University’s Information Technology (IT) department has been quietly working behind the scenes to implement a new mobile application called Peay Mobile 4.0.
This new version automatically replaces the original version of the Austin Peay mobile application, providing access to student and employee accounts, class schedules, grades and campus navigation. These and other features are at the control of your thumbs through Apple and Android mobile devices.
Fort Campbell, KY – In 2011, President Barack Obama launched the Better Buildings Challenge, with a goal of making American homes and buildings 20 percent more energy efficient in ten years.
Since then, Lend Lease, one of the original companies to accept this challenge, has exceeded its goal of 20 percent energy savings within its Department of Defense housing privatization business and has achieved 26 percent savings five years ahead of schedule.
Wanderful Media adds to its popular “Cash Dash” feature in the Find&Save app for iPhone and Android phones
Los Gatos, CA – Wanderful Media™ today announced three new options in the Find&Save® app for consumers to get cash back for shopping in nearby stores. Since first launching the cash back feature in November 2014, user retention has tripled – shoppers are sticking with the app and using it more often.
The original cash back feature – “Cash Dash” – uses a shopper’s current location to send alerts while they are at retail stores, such as “Spend $25.00 at Target, Get $10.00 back from Find&Save” or “Spend $15.00 at Walgreens, Get $5.00 back from Find&Save.”
Office of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Families visiting Woodlands Nature Station now have a new way to discover the forest. Agents of Nature is a free, mobile game that kids play at the Nature Station and surrounding trails to trigger nature-based challenges using a tablet or smartphone.
You’ll need to download the mobile app and the Land Between The Lakes “mission site” at home or on a Wi-Fi hotspot. There are more than 20 mission sites across the United States and Canada, including the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
JOBS4TN allows users to search local Jobs, Share on Social Media, Filter Attributes and Requirements
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips is announcing a new iPhone and Android mobile app that makes finding available Tennessee jobs even easier.
The free mobile application brings thousands of employment opportunities to smart phones with advanced location and sharing features.
American Heart Association reports Most Americans don’t know common stroke signs, but an app can help
Nashville, TN – If you’re like most Americans, you don’t know the signs of stroke.
Only 8 percent of those recently surveyed in the American Stroke Association/Ad Council Stroke Awareness Continuous Tracking Study could identify each letter in F.A.S.T., an acronym of the most common stroke warning signs.
Local Coupon Book Continues In The Fifth Year To Help Clarksville Schools Raise Money and Local Families With Big Savings
Clarksville, TN – For the fifth consecutive year, The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and Education Foundation have partnered together to sponsor the City Saver Education Funding Campaign that will run now until February 13th, 2015.
Last year’s campaign raised over $200,000 for local schools and the Education Foundation.
During this year’s campaign, all Clarksville-Montgomery County elementary and middle school students will be selling the new 2015 Clarksville City Saver coupon book, which contains thousands of dollars in savings at over 200 local favorite restaurants, attractions and retail stores.
Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Slowed by Road Construction
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 29th, through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 2nd.
This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.
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