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World Wildlife Losses Reach 50 Percent Since 1970: WWF

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe decreased 52 percent from 1970 to 2010, according to the newly-released 2014 Living Planet report from the...

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2014-10-01 08:38:47

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NetNearU, a ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) company, has joined the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). The aim of the WBA, together with its over 100 members, is to secure an outstanding user experience through the global deployment of next generation Wi-Fi. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091216/VIASATLOGO "Joining the WBA furthers our ability to collaborate with our partners and customers in the industry. In addition to this...

2014-09-30 23:13:13

CCP Solutions connects local customers to a global standard for sustainability Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 CCP Solutions, LLC, a leader in document management services in the New York tri-state area, is now offering the first technology platform to enable cloud-based paper tracking and reforestation. With the PrintReleaf Exchange (PRX), every company—big or small—can have a direct, tangible impact on the environment by offsetting consumed paper with the planting of a...

2014-09-30 23:03:23

Ticket Down has cut ticket prices across the board for the upcoming exhibition games featuring international soccer powerhouses Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador and Canada which will be hosted at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. This popular ticket site is also extending their customer appreciation promo/coupon code SOCCER-2014 for added savings. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Ticket Down has rolled back ticket prices for three upcoming exhibition matches at Red Bull Arena...

2014-09-30 23:02:22

Exprodat, the oil and gas GIS services, software and training supplier, is delighted to announce a series of training courses designed to show exploration and production staff how they can maximise the benefit of using Esri ArcGIS within their workflows. London, UK (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Exprodat, the oil and gas GIS services, software and training supplier, is delighted to announce a series of training courses designed to show exploration and production staff how they can maximise the...

2014-09-30 20:21:11

CLEVELAND, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced the release of its 2013 sustainability report, entitled "Focused. Aligned. Disciplined." The sustainability report is a comprehensive look at Cliffs' global operations and outlines the Company's progress in key areas of its sustainability strategy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101104/CLIFFSLOGO Cliffs developed the report to be in accordance with the widely-used Global Reporting...

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...


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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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