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If The Earth's Magnetic Field Flipped Now, What Would The Impacts Be?

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Imagine waking up after a night of camping to find that your compass is pointing south rather than north. It can happen. The magnetic field around Earth has flipped before — though not...

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2014-10-20 16:24:32

BERN, Switzerland, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After nine years, Encuentra24.com has solidified its position as the leading online classifieds marketplace for Panama and Costa Rica. In the past month, the site recorded 4.1 million unique visitors and more than 80 million page views, meaning visitors tended to browse rather than bounce. Email analytics show that Encuentra24.com helped to generate 150,000 leads for both individual consumers and businesses....

2014-10-20 16:22:24

Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas Findings Unveiled at Global Water for Food Conference SEATTLE, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sub-Saharan Africa has the world's largest gap in farm yields - 70-90 percent below their potential - according to a new research tool unveiled today. The outcome of a 6-year international collaborative research effort led by the Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the...

2014-10-20 08:28:07

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new program will support efforts to improve sustainable livelihoods of up to 18,000 ethnic Tibetans in China's Sichuan province, Creative Associates International announced today. (www.CreativeAssociatesInternational.com) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131009/PH95053LOGO Focusing on communities in and around the provincial capital of Chengdu, the U.S.-supported program will sharpen the entrepreneurial skills of ethnic Tibetans...

2014-10-20 08:26:56

In spite of gains, poverty and income inequality have increased over the past four years and there are currently 5.6 million young adults ages 16-24 neither in school nor working BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --For the fourth consecutive year, Opportunity Nation, a bipartisan national coalition, released today the annual Opportunity Index, a composite measure for all 50 states and over 2,600 counties of 16 key economic, educational and civic factors that expand or restrict...

2014-10-20 08:21:24

Ka-band increases online performance for business aircraft flying North American and European high-traffic routes CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding network capacity and increasing the performance of its fast Yonder(®) internet service for general aviation customers, ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is bringing Exede(®) In The Air to business executives, fractional owners, charter and jet card flyers, and others who rely on general aviation jets. The service offers...

2014-10-17 23:07:49

Jet is a leading provider of innovative wastewater treatment systems to 33 countries around the world and exports account for one quarter of its total sales. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the lead United States trade ambassador, and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown toured the production floor of Jet, Incorporated, a leading provider of innovative wastewater treatment systems to 33 countries around the world. Jet also manufactures commercial...

2014-10-17 23:06:21

Pro-wildlife conservation resort Tulemar Vacation Homes in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica celebrates International Sloth Day by adopting a sloth and encouraging social media users to share sloth photos online. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Tulemar Vacation Homes in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, is ranked the #1 resort in the area on TripAdvisor, and one of the features that makes this vacation spot so special are the daily wildlife sightings throughout the grounds....

2014-10-17 23:03:18

Search Enables Scientific Best Practices to be More Easily Shared Frankfurt am Main (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Search Technologies, the leading IT services firm specializing in the design and implementation of enterprise search and search-enabled big data applications, announced today that it has been working with the Bonn-based United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification since January 2014, to build a new public portal. There are many sustainable land management practices...

2014-10-17 12:33:52

DUBLIN, Ireland, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4npvcq/lidar_market) has announced the addition of the "LiDAR Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4npvcq/lidar_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a...

2014-10-17 12:24:31

OTTAWA, Canada, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Arctic fisheries management plan announced by Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq that will protect more than 800,000 square kilometres in Canada's Beaufort Sea from large-scale commercial fishing and ensure a sustainable resource for local communities was praised today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141017/152709 The Beaufort Sea Integrated Fisheries Management Framework, which...


Latest Earth Reference Libraries

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

Desert greening
2013-04-25 16:10:03

Desert greening is made up of any number of methods used to revitalize deserts. So far, only arid and semi-arid desert are meant when using this expression. The icy deserts and other types are considered to be unsuitable. The different methods include landscaping methods to reduce evaporation, erosion, consolidation of topsoil, temperature, sandstorms and more, permaculture in general, planting trees, regeneration of salty, polluted, or degenerated soils, floodwater retention and...

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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