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2015-04-23 23:07:23

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder and water advocate Sharon Kleyne discusses rainwater capture as a solution for California drought on April 27th radio show. Grants

2015-04-22 23:04:10

From General Motors to Fetzer Vineyards, Companies Large and Small Making Plans to Showcase Sustainability with .green Internet Addresses Larkspur, CA (PRWEB)

2015-04-22 16:33:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group USA proudly announces its new Sustainability Platform which advances its efforts to better protect and manage our food sources and the

2015-04-22 16:24:12

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zweig Group is proud to announce Triton Stormwater Solutions as the Silver Sponsor of the 2015 Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference

2015-04-22 12:24:51

As more aquaculture businesses embrace transparency through traceability, sustainable seafood sourcing will become the industry norm PALO ALTO, Calif., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/

pacific islands
2015-04-22 10:53:13

Between 3,500 and 900 years ago, people first settled the islands of the vast Pacific Ocean in double-hulled and outrigger canoes. Many scientists have tried to explain just what made these epic journeys possible. University of Utah anthropologist Adrian Bell tackled the problem from a completely new perspective. He used statistics that describe how an infectious disease spreads and applied them to computer simulations of the colonization of 24 major island groups.

2015-04-22 08:46:15

Non-Opposition of the Portuguese Insurance and Pension Fund Supervisory Authority to the Acquisition by Altice Portugal, S.A.

2015-04-22 08:27:20

SHENZHEN, China, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated worldwide on April 22, with events held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

2015-04-22 04:21:17

Aiming at Economic Hubs, High Potential Cities, and Southern China Provinces SHANGHAI, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization)

2015-04-21 23:10:52

During the next year R.A.K.I. will renew its R2:2013 Certification, a show of the company's commitment to responsible electronics recycling.


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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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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