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Informing NASAs Asteroid Initiative A Citizen Forum

Informing NASA's Asteroid Initiative: A Citizen Forum

NASA NASA is finding asteroids, including those that might threaten our home planet, and sending humans to explore one. The agency is engaging the public in the Asteroid Grand Challenge to find all asteroid threats to human population and know...

Latest Earth Stories

2014-08-28 23:14:54

The community is invited to attend a free fundraising event on September 30 in Seattle to learn how to help alleviate the impact of the Ebola crisis and learn about the work being done in Liberia by educational NPO. Event features live music, beverages, a silent auction and more. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Washington based nonprofit The Hope Project will host its biggest fundraiser yet on September 30, 2014 at Fremont Abbey Arts Center in Seattle from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Seattle...

2014-08-28 00:20:20

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan held its inaugural New Zealand Excellence Awards on 28 August 2014 at Villa Maria, presenting a total of 18 awards to companies across the industries of Food, Energy and Power, Healthcare and Information Communication Technologies. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/140828 The New Zealand Excellence Awards will be an annual event to honour companies that have demonstrated outstanding...

2014-08-27 23:16:16

E. M. Elsheik explains biotic evolution, development through grand quantum biological revolution. Khartoum, Sudan (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 After decades of research, author and scholar E. M. Elsheik presents his answers to the question, “What is man?” in his philosophical new book, “Discovery of the Life-Organizing Principle: In Search of the Fundamental Laws of Life” (published by iUniverse). Since 1970, Elsheik has been searching – almost obsessively, he admits – to transform...

2014-08-27 08:31:18

The Inaugural Conference Features Telecom Industry Leaders Presenting, Demoing and Discussing the Future of Communications SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ComCon combines open source hardware and software with the uninhibited creativity of the innovation community. This inaugural event will feature telecom enthusiasts, hackers, entrepreneurs, vendors and decision makers and will be held during CTIA at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 8, 2014...

2014-08-27 08:22:52

SHENYANG, China, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NF Energy Saving Corporation (NFEC) ("NF Energy" or the "Company"), a leading energy saving services and solutions provider for China's power, petrochemical, coal, metallurgy, construction, and municipal infrastructure development industries, today announced that the Company has developed a new solution to the disposal of landfill leachate. It has entered a new market in environmental protection. Leachate Concentration Harmless Dryer,...

2014-08-26 16:23:18

SUDBURY, August 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) applaud the joint announcement made today by Canada's Mines Ministers lending their support to enhance the transparency of mining sector payments to governments. The statement was issued on the last day of the 2014 Energy and Mines Ministers Conference, held in Sudbury, Ontario. "We welcome the broad support that federal and provincial Mines...

2014-08-26 12:22:59

POINTE-CLAIRE, QC, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Morris Trudeau, Mayor of Pointe-Claire, would like to inform the population that municipal authorities have discovered a leak of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl) in the storm drainage system in front of the Reliance site on Hymus Boulevard. The situation was temporarily remedied by authorities of the City of Pointe-Claire and the City of Montreal who are now awaiting definitive action from the ministère du Développement durable, de...

2014-08-26 12:22:57

The Wilderness Act delivers clean water, fresh air, and billions in recreation revenue to local communities through its designations. WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, Americans across the country will mark the 50(th) anniversary of one of the country's most effective conservation laws, the Wilderness Act. Signed by President Johnson on September 3, 1964, the Act was a historic achievement for federal public lands protection, marking the beginning of an...

2014-08-26 12:21:39

STARKVILLE, Miss., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New questions about geology, oceanography and seafloor ecosystems are being raised because of research by a Mississippi State University geologist. Lead author Adam Skarke, assistant professor of geosciences at MSU, worked with researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other institutions on a scientific team that discovered methane seeps in unlikely places along the seafloor on the northern part of the U.S....

2014-08-26 08:25:32

Advanced bioreactor technology removes contaminants from complex industrial waste streams using a high-performing biological process DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today its commercial launch of an integrated bioreactor system to efficiently remove organic and inorganic contaminants from a wide range of industrial wastewater streams. Honeywell's UOP XCeed(TM) bioreactor system, based on Honeywell's immobilized...


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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