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Some Faster Lizards Can Survive Climate Change Study

Some Faster Lizards Can Survive Climate Change: Study

Dartmouth College Some tropical reptiles may be able to adapt quickly to climate change rather than go extinct as widely expected, a Dartmouth-led study finds. The research is the first direct measurement of climate-driven natural selection...

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2014-09-18 23:12:53

Reform Jews are being asked to rethink climate change this Rosh Hashanah by Friends of Science Society who point out that great social injustice has been the outcome of climate change policies with no benefit to the environment. Friends of Science recommend a review of the work of Israeli astrophysicist Dr. Nir Shaviv who presents a convincing scientific argument that the sun is the main driver of climate change. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Stating that the case...

2014-09-18 12:26:34

The smallest contemporary art gallery of the smallest country in the world celebrates its 5th anniversary. MONTE-CARLO, Monaco, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Just a window on the contemporary art world "La Vitrine" opens horizons for emerging artists. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140918/146912 Galleries don't like new artists. They like their artists old or dead. It is very difficult for new talent to get oxygen for their work. With these thoughts 5 years...

2014-09-17 23:04:45

HydroGuard is now available for pre-order on the popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo for just 30 days LONDON (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Floods are among the costliest natural disasters that take place throughout the world, and just a small flood can wreak havoc on personal property, ruining treasured possessions and resulting in astronomical bills. Hannes Floto, personally affected by multiple floods, chose to embark on a journey to create a better solution for those who experience...

2014-09-17 16:22:43

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has selected three California organizations to receive national Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) awards for 2014. NRCS administers both a national and a state-level CIG program to fund the development of unique and innovative solutions that will make natural resources conservation more effective and efficient. State level grants will be announced soon. "Conservation...

2014-09-17 16:22:20

MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - For consistently showing leadership on behalf of wetlands that support millions of ducks, geese and other wildlife, and partnering with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has won the SFI President's Award. DUC is demonstrating how to conserve wetlands while constructing resource roads, taking the initiative to promote the benefits of forest certification, encouraging community outreach, and providing valuable...

2014-09-17 12:22:14

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Geosyntec initiatives featuring innovative environmental strategies for managing and funding stormwater projects for regional runoff treatment through natural processes earned distinguished awards this week from the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110609/CL17093LOGO The Measure M Tier 2 Grant Program supported by Geosyntec's water resources engineers and geospatial practitioners...

2014-09-17 08:26:42

Talija Artistic Folk Dance Company SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Talija Folk Dance Company from Belgrade, Serbia (www.talija.rs) performs on Sunday, October 12 at 7pm at St. George Serbian Church Hall, 3025 Denver St. SD 92117. Back by popular demand, this spectacular, foot-stomping, colorful tapestry of Serbian and Balkan folk dancing is not to be missed! Their stage presence and universal appeal make it a must see! The music and songs of the live orchestra...

2014-09-16 23:09:57

According to Economist.com, Nigeria is now the African continent's largest economy, and the 26th largest in the world. In support of the country's tremendous growth and massive economic potential, Wise Business Plans is proud to announce its expert plan writers are now trained to offer customized support geared toward the needs of Nigerian business owners. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 "Obviously, not only the laws but concerns and consumer behaviors are different in different...

2014-09-16 16:20:52

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to three times faster in the Arctic. As the region's summer comes to a close, NASA is hard at work studying how rising temperatures are affecting the Arctic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA researchers this summer and fall are carrying out three Alaska-based airborne research campaigns aimed...

2014-09-16 12:23:39

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Restaurant Association today unveiled new research that shows a substantial number of operators are implementing sustainability best practices into their businesses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146448 The survey of 1,000 fullservice and quickservice operators found that nearly three quarters of operators recycled used fryer oil, fats and grease. More than six in 10 recycled their cardboard and paper, used compact...


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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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.