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Coral Growth Rate Plummets In 30-Year Comparison

Coral Growth Rate Plummets In 30-Year Comparison

Ken Caldeira, Carnegie Institution A team of researchers working on a Carnegie expedition in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has documented that coral growth rates have plummeted 40 percent since the mid-1970s. The scientists suggest that...

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2014-09-22 23:13:17

Mr. Kelly joins TaKaDu after 11 years as Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water, brings over 40 years’ of top level experience in the water industry. Yehud, Israel (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 TaKaDu, a global leader in Integrated Water Network Management, announced today that Tony Kelly has now joined the company’s Advisory Board. TaKaDu uses advanced statistical and mathematical algorithms to leverage utility data, translating it into actionable insights that save money and improve...

2014-09-22 20:24:51

Telstra Invests in eSignature and Digital Transaction Management Company, DocuSign SYDNEY, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pen and paper could become tools of the past for Telstra customers with the announcement of a strategic investment in leading eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) provider, DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140904/143283 Telstra will leverage the DocuSign platform internally to accelerate manual, paper-based...

2014-09-20 23:00:26

A large proportion of waste generated by households and businesses continues to be treated and disposed of in landfill. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on Waste Treatment and Disposal Services industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Increases in household, construction and commercial waste levels are contributing to greater waste treatment volumes. However, government regulations and higher landfill disposal costs...

2014-09-19 23:01:01

Reduced demand for industry services has prompted many redundancies and fragmented the industry. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 The growth of the Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services industry in Australia has been limited over the past five years, as it has contended with subdued commercial construction activity due to...

2014-09-18 16:24:50

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe report titled "Asia-Pacific Nutraceuticals Industry Outlook to 2017 - India and China to Lead Growth" present a comprehensive analysis of the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals industry covering market size in terms of revenues, market segmentation by geography, trends and developments and future outlook of the industry. The report also entails a detailed description of the...

2014-09-18 12:31:45

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP, CHSCO, CHSCN, CHSCM), the United States' leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global agriculture and energy business, announced today it has acquired a 50 percent share of Broadbent Grain, an agricultural supply chain management company located at Queensland and Victoria, Australia. "Investing in Broadbent Grain will further expand CHS grain origination capabilities in Australia by adding grain storage,...

2014-09-17 12:32:39

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exablaze, the leading developer and manufacturer of ultra low latency network devices, today announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on IBM's POWER microprocessor architecture. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146757 Exablaze joins a growing list of innovative technology organizations working collaboratively with IBM to build and deliver advanced server, networking...

2014-09-17 08:25:46

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian-based growth hacker, Mark Middo, and author of 5 Minute Business, is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs globally to earn a profit while following their passion. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140917/146672 "As a growth hacker, I generally work with start-ups where budgets are tight, leveraging technology to think outside the square in order to grow the product or service at a rapid pace," says Mark. Middo rose to...

2014-09-17 04:20:29

Company to distribute SolarMax inverters in Australia MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReneSola Ltd. ("ReneSola" or the "Company") (www.renesola.com) (NYSE: SOL), a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, today announced a new partnership initiative with Swiss inverter manufacturer SolarMax to distribute SolarMax solar inverters in Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080506/CNTU030 The partnership is an extension...

2014-09-15 16:21:24

Adds engine and power system distribution to complement existing truck distribution business BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG), an international transportation services company, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire MTU Detroit Diesel Australia ("MTU-DDA"), a leading distributor of the world's finest diesel and gas engines and power systems, operating across the on- and off-highway markets in...


Latest Australia Reference Libraries

Border Leicester
2014-09-22 09:07:27

The border Leicester is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England in 1767. The breed was named after the area in which it was developed and from the foundation stock of Dishley Leicester that was used in its development. It became a common breed in the United Kingdom by the nineteenth century and it has been exported to other countries including the United State, Canada, India, South Africa, Japan, Russia, and Australia. The border Leicester varies in weight depending upon the...

Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog, Litoria fallax
2014-05-26 10:53:47

The Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria fallax) is a small and very common tree frog located on the eastern coast of Australia, from around Cairns, Queensland, to around Ulladulla, New South Wales. Individuals of this species are often found somewhere else, having been accidentally relocated by transported fruit boxes. Confirmed sightings of breeding pairs have confirmed their survival in Victoria’s cooler climate. This is a small species; the females can reach a maximum size of 25 to 30...

Numbat, Myrmecobius fasciatus
2014-05-24 17:24:24

The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus), also known as the marsupial anteater, banded anteater, or the walpurti, is a marsupial that can be found in Western Australia. This species once held a large range but it is now fragmented and limited to only a few small spots in Australia. It once resided in many habitats, but now it can only be found in eucalypt forests. Europeans first discovered this species in 1831, when Robert Dale led an expedition through the Avon Valley. George Robert Waterhouse...

Eastern Quoll, Dasyurus viverrinus
2014-05-19 12:50:49

The eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), or the eastern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range once included mainland Australia, but it is still common on Tasmania. This species is one of six living quoll species and was named for its ferret-like appearance. George Shaw, who classified it with possums in the Didelphis genus, first discovered it in 1800. Male eastern quolls reach an average body length of 23.6 inches and weight of 2.8 pounds. This...

Northern Quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus
2014-05-19 11:54:09

The northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), known by many other names including the satanellus and the northern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range extends from southeast Queensland to the Pilbara region in Western Australia. It prefers to reside in open rocky ranges and eucalypt forest. The northern quoll is the smallest of all Australian quoll species, with females reaching an average body length between 9.8 and 12.2 inches with a weight of up to...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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