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Greenland Ice Sheet Less Stable Than Believed

Greenland Ice Sheet Less Stable Than Believed

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Prevailing models from the melting of the Greenland ice sheet have made the calculation that the ice sheet sits atop hard bedrock. A new study from a team of British and American scientists...

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2014-09-30 08:27:02

BUCHAREST, Romania, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prime Minister of Romania has announced government backing for a ground-breaking social integration project that uses choral music to bring together children from the country's disparate ethnic groups. Cantus Mundi, the creation of internationally-renowned orchestra conductor Ion Marin, was formed two-and-a-half years ago on a voluntary basis, and has already seen the participation of 1,600 children from all...

2014-09-30 08:24:14

Bolsters Air Pollution Control Business In China CINCINNATI, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CECO Environmental Corp. (NasdaqGM: CECE), a leading global environmental technology company focused on critical solutions in the air pollution control (APC), energy and fluid handling and filtration segments, today announced that it has acquired SAT Technology, Inc (SAT), a leading provider of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) abatement solutions for the Chinese air pollution control market....

2014-09-29 23:13:46

In-Pipe Technology Announces Patent for Distributed Facultative Bacteria Water Treatment System with Membrane Biological Package Plant Augmentation. Wood Dale, IL (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 In-Pipe Technology® Company, Inc. announced today its latest patent for wastewater treatment and wastewater reuse. The invention combines distributed biofilm modification with facultative bacteria upstream of membrane biological reactor (MBR)/biological breading reactor (BBR) to facilitate water...

2014-09-29 23:00:15

Annual Ocean Health Index Report also Assessed the Antarctic and High Seas Oceans for the First Time, Critical Regions for Maintaining a Healthy Climate, Safeguarding Biodiversity and Providing Sustainable Food Sources Arlington Va./Santa Barbara, Calif. USA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Today, researchers announced the scores for the most comprehensive assessment done by the Ocean Health Index, which scored the entirety of the Earth’s oceans at 67 out of 100 in overall health. The third...

2014-09-29 16:22:48

Stock Symbol: AEM (NYSE and TSX) TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) ("Agnico Eagle" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its exploration activities at the newly renamed Amaruq project (formerly the "IVR project"), located approximately 50 kilometres northwest of the Meadowbank mine in Nunavut. The Company last reported results from this project in a news release dated August 25, 2014. Recent highlights...

2014-09-29 12:23:53

DALLAS, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) has been recognized as a leader among S&P 500 companies by environmental non-profit CDP for its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change. This is the second consecutive year Comerica has achieved a position in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20010807/CMALOGO In addition to the inclusion in the...

2014-09-25 23:12:26

"Sustainable Games: The Business Model Challenge,” promotes global collaboration among students driving sustainable innovation in a call to social entrepreneurship. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Cornerstone Capital Inc. announced today a new commitment to action at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting that will challenge university students around the world to develop a sustainable business of tomorrow. “Sustainable Games: The Business Model Challenge” is...

2014-09-25 23:11:14

EPA Superfund (EPA ID: CA2570024453) Site LF-14 George Air Force Base in Victorville, CA utilizes 4 acres of HydroTurf™ as its landfill closure method Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 WatershedGeo recently closed EPA Superfund Site LF-14 at George Air Force Base with HydroTurf™ as its landfill closure medium. This site received all the Air Force base’s wastes (lube oil, paint, lacquer, naphthalene, PD-680, TCE, cleaning fluids, batteries, fire-fighting foam, hydraulic...

2014-09-25 23:06:25

Environmental resource management firm using Hexagon Geospatial Software for monitoring mangroves in New Caledonia – South Province, City of Dumbéa Norcross, GA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Hexagon Geospatial announces that Bluecham SAS, an environmental protection and sustainable resource management firm, is now using the company’s software to monitor and classify mangroves for city planning and mining companies in New Caledonia – South Province, City of Dumbéa. Using...

2014-09-25 16:27:52

OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is opening up nominations for its annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth, as part of its continuing effort to encourage more Aboriginal workers to consider a career in the forest sector. The award will honour a First Nations, Metis or Inuit individual with strong academic standing who is committed to their field of study and to a job in the forest sector. The $2,500 award is targeted at youth from 18...


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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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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