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2015-03-27 16:24:37

Removing barriers to accessing quality health services in both official languages CALGARY, March 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, on behalf

2015-03-27 12:29:30

Seafood fraud and sustainability are current hot buttons for seafood industry, as they seek solutions for protecting the oceans and their businesses PALO ALTO, Calif., March 27, 2015

2015-03-27 12:27:20

Ensuring Canadians have access to quality healthcare in both official languages WINNIPEG, March 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and

2011 japan earthquake
2015-03-27 10:08:19

The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan was reportedly responsible for at least 15,000 deaths and damage to more than one million buildings, and new research indicates that effects of the catastrophic event are still being felt in the climate today.

2015-03-26 23:08:29

The gift enabled NetHope to send a team to Vanuatu to begin coordinating communications infrastructure recovery efforts Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) March 26, 2015

2015-03-26 16:24:23

National Restaurant Association Report Offers Insight into Sustainability Initiatives throughout the Restaurant Industry WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The

Russia superhighway
2015-03-26 09:13:09

Russian authorities are reportedly considering an ambitious superhighway project that would connect the UK to the US, allowing people to travel over land from Europe across Asia and all the way to Alaska – a distance of more than 12,000 miles.

2015-03-26 08:22:56

Move creates efficiencies across NOAA and NASA program RIVERDALE, Md., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The team that sustains the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)

2015-03-26 00:20:58

OTTAWA, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Export Development Canada (EDC) today announced financing of EUR 140 M to the HISPASAT Group (Hispasat), a Spanish satellite telecommunications operator, for the


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
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.