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OTTAWA, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that the Canadian forest sector continues to score well in comparison to other countries in the most recent
PRAGUE, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IBA Group - http://www.ibagroupit.com, an alliance of IT companies with more than 2,500 people is expanding its activities to the Slovak
Three companies acquired in three countries LIVERMORE, Calif., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rob Alston, CEO of Access, has announced the company's recent expansion in Costa Rica and
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is celebrating National Drinking Water Week from May 3 to May 9.
Energy Provider Increasing Sustainability Efforts Leave Michigan Environment 'Better Than We Found It' JACKSON, Mich., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy - already a sustainability
FRISCO, Texas, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (EG), the wealthiest country in Africa on a per capita basis, has entered into a joint venture agreement with GridlineXstreme
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, governmental and educational institutions
More than 350,000 houses, business, bridges and other structures are within 500 feet of the US shoreline. Many of these, and the communities around them, are at risk from coastal erosion, flooding, extreme weather events, and sea level rises. Protection against these risks is not optional. Lives and livelihoods are in danger and something has to be done. But what are the best methods?
WALNUT, Calif., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 14, 2015, VIASPACE Inc.
150 MW wind project to use American-made turbines and create more than 300 jobs; Power to be acquired by Amazon SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction is ramping
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...
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...
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 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, 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...
- an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
- In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.