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2014-04-01 05:15:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During the Northern Hemisphere's growing season, data returned from satellite sensors shows that the Midwest has more photosynthetic activity than any other region of the planet, according to a recent NASA report. School children are taught that plants convert light to energy through the process of photosynthesis. What is less known, however, is that chlorophyll also emits a fraction of the absorbed light as fluorescent glow, which...

2014-03-12 08:33:49

Tailored, Whole-Farm Encirca(SM) Services Differentiated in Marketplace NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont leader Paul E. Schickler outlined growth drivers for the seed business today at the Eighteenth Annual Goldman Sachs Agribusiness Conference - highlighting opportunities in key global agricultural markets and the recent launch of the Encirca(SM) services platform for U.S. growers. "With an expected increase in population, urbanization and a rapidly emerging...

2014-03-04 08:25:13

DUBLIN, Mar. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3x928m/oilseed_and_grain ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Oilseed & Grain Seed Market - Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The oilseed and grain seed market is considered to be the fastest growing crop segments of the agriculture market, due to the growing demand for food with...

NASA Working On Better Water Resource Management For California
2014-02-26 12:23:24

[ Watch the Video: How Is NASA Helping With The California Drought? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is developing a new technology that could help better manage and monitor water resources in California during the state’s historic drought. The space agency is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to apply advanced remote sensing and improved forecast modeling to better assess water resources, monitor drought conditions and...

2014-02-19 23:28:08

Recent comments by President Obama and Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles are misinformed about Californian drought, say Friends of Science, citing the historic evidence of mega-epoch droughts throughout the Medieval Warm Period. Global warming stopped naturally about 16 years ago; droughts are affected by the position of the jet stream and other natural factors according to scientific experts. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti claimed the California...

NASA Satellite Image Shows California Experiencing Record Drought
2014-02-19 08:13:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Much of the American West is suffering from a persistent dry spell with California seeing the worst of it. And the drought is so bad in California that it can be seen from space. Using data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites, NASA scientists released an image detailing the severity of the conditions in California. The state’s mountains and vegetation cover...

2014-02-05 23:25:08

Bio Logic Aqua Research founder Sharon Kleyne educates about California drought, water vapor as a greenhouse gas, global dry eye crisis and much more. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 When a high-ranking water policy official, discussing the record breaking California drought, hung up on radio host Sharon Kleyne during an on-air interview, Kleyne knew that people were finally taking her show and message seriously. Kleyne’s show, Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® will soon...

2014-02-04 23:01:31

El Nino Could Be Light at End of Tunnel Las Vegas, Nev. (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Winter is only half over, and the extreme cold has already broken thousands of records in the Central and Eastern U.S. Meanwhile, the Western U.S. is breaking drought records. Both are caused by a dynamic jet stream shifting the cold far north in the West and far south in the East says Evelyn Browning-Garriss, noted climatologist and author, who predicted this extremely cold winter and California drought in...

2014-01-30 12:29:21

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dfs6kl/seeds_market_by) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis on the International Seeds Market - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dfs6kl/seeds_market_by ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The seed market is primarily driven by the...

2013-12-30 23:01:06

Running to bring attention to the plight of the nation's food supply, the Wilcox family is using Indiegogo to raise the 45,000 dollars needed to fund their transcontinental run in support of healthier food for everyone Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Inspired by son David's desire to run across the nation and fueled by their passion to ensure that the nation's food supply is GMO-free, healthy and sustainable, the Wilcox family of Alaska launches an Indiegogo campaign...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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