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Ancient Landscape Found Under The Greenland Ice Sheet

Ancient Landscape Found Under The Greenland Ice Sheet

[ Watch The Video: Ancient Soil Found Under Greenland Ice Sheet ] By Joshua E. Brown, University of Vermont Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything—vegetation,...

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2014-04-19 23:01:14

Spring is finally here (though it may not seem like it in some states)! Regardless of what the weather is like, spring-cleaning is here. (PRWEB) April 19, 2014 It’s time for Eco Orange to whip your home into shape! Things have gotten dingy, dirty, and dilapidated over the winter and it’s time to do some sprucing. Those who might be looking for some tips can follow Eco Orange on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The company has some great ways to be eco-conscious while keeping your...

2014-04-18 23:04:38

Earth Day Networks and WattzOn announce availability of free web app to help people save energy, save money and help the environment. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Earth Day Network, the global coordinator of Earth Day, and WattzOn, the personal energy engagement platform, announce the availability of the Earth Day Network EnergyCenter web app at http://earthday.wattzon.com Our homes and cars account for half of all energy use in the United States, and are major contributors to...

2014-04-18 13:46:11

US$ 4.43 billion pledged for the Global Environment Facility 30 donor countries today pledged US$ 4.43 billion for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support developing countries' efforts over the next four years to prevent degradation of the global environment. "Today's decision is a powerful signal from the global community about the importance of urgently reversing the negative environmental trends in order to ensure a sustainable future for everybody", said Naoko Ishii, CEO...

2014-04-17 16:21:02

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- nanoFLOWCELL AG welcomed a royal visitor on the opening day of the Top Marques Monaco 2014: Prince Albert of Monaco, patron of the automobile and luxury trade fair in the principality, took the opportunity to pay a personal visit to one of the highlights of this year's show: the new QUANT e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL(R) drivetrain concept. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140417/681452-a )...

Understanding How Climatic Relationships Led To Major Ice Age Cycles
2014-04-17 07:45:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has developed crucial new information about how the ice ages came about based on newly discovered relationships between deep-sea temperature and ice-volume changes. The international team of researchers, led by the University of Southampton, developed a new method for determining sea-level and deep-see temperature variability over the past 5.3 million years. Their findings were published in a recent issue of Nature. The...

2014-04-16 23:14:10

Future of Microbial Control is Key Focus Rochester Hills, MI (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Plymouth Technology, Inc., a provider of industrial and Oil & Gas water treatment chemicals and applications engineering solutions, today announced that Technical Coordinator Marty Calabrese presented to a Voice-of-Market Forum focused on microbial control. Calabrese was one of eight industry experts chosen to address technology advancements for microbial control in commercial, institutional, and...

2014-04-16 20:21:35

Farmer Brothers Releases 2013 Sustainability Report TORRANCE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to sustainability, Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company's approach to scaling sustainability, supporting communities, reducing energy/water usage, and reducing waste. The report serves as a summary of the impact of activities and initiatives undertaken by Farmer Brothers at home and...

2014-04-16 16:23:21

PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM BRAND'S ICONIC BAMBOO COLLECTION SALES TO AID IN TREE PLANTING EFFORTS NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Earth Month, John Hardy, the sustainable luxury jewelry brand will donate 20% of all Bamboo Collection sales made on JohnHardy.com to support Trees New York (Treesny.org.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75693 As part of John Hardy's mission to be Greener Every Day, the brand initiated its Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo...

2014-04-15 23:10:12

Multi-Spectral Equipment Leader Selects Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) Expert Aeros as System Integrator to Elevate Precision Agriculture Service Applications Using Aerostat Platforms Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Worldwide Aeros (Aeros), a manufacturer of lighter-than-air (LTA) aircraft, announced today their partnership with Tetracam Inc. as a system integrator of the multi-spectral camera systems for precision agriculture applications. Aeros and Tetracam recently partnered to provide...

2014-04-15 23:04:18

CARB certifications are becoming the standard for zero-emission neighborhood electric vehicles throughout the nation. Star EV is pleased to say we are now CARB certified. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Star EV, a Brand of JH Global Services, Inc., is proud to announce that 19 models of Star electric vehicles have been certified by California Air Resource Board on March 12, 2014 through Executive Order A-414-0001, as Zero-emission neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV). This...


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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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