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2015-05-23 23:00:35

Cayman’s Special Economic Zone and global firms promote advantages of the Cayman Islands to Canadian companies. George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (PRWEB)

2015-05-22 23:03:57

Exprodat, the oil and gas ArcGIS platform specialist, will once again partner with Esri Inc.

2015-05-22 23:01:54

According to the new report from BCC Research, the global agrochemical market was valued at $197.9 billion in 2014.

2015-05-22 12:24:04

Kickstarts Innovative, Sustainable Uses of Aquatic Leathers, Fabrics JUNEAU, Alaska, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New technologies offer to transform ocean byproducts into high-quality,

2015-05-21 23:08:33

Veolia’s environmental monitoring technology division, Endetec, has entered into an exclusive North American distribution agreement with VWR to distribute TECTA™ B16, an automated microbiology

2015-05-21 16:26:06

DALLAS, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Haynes and Boone, LLP is proud to announce that Suzanne Murray, formerly regional counsel of the U.S.

bear sized aliens
2015-05-21 13:55:02

One scientist theorizes that aliens will be the size of bears, weighing in at around 700 pounds. Let's hope we don't go to war with this alien race...

2015-05-20 23:01:54

Timmons Group, a leader in enterprise geospatial products and services is growing their Asset Management (AMS) practice with the recent addition of six new hires. Richmond,

2015-05-20 16:35:42

Free mobile travel app guides travelers through Costa Rica's public transit system, to independent lodgings plus rare and unique destinations, such as Costa Rican treehouses and plantations! MINNEAPOLIS,

2015-05-20 16:27:58

LONDON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As industrialization and urbanization advances unceasingly in China, environmental issues are of the greatest concern to the public and environmental protection


Latest Earth Reference Libraries

Eastern Pondhawk
2014-11-19 10:48:05

The eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the common pondhawk, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern areas of the United States, Belize, two provinces of Canada including Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, eleven states in Mexico, and Nicaragua, among other areas. This species is found near almost every source of water. It differs in appearance depending upon the sex, with males holding blue and green color and...

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...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.