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2014-06-23 16:25:59

AU Chair Asks for Support to Improve Agricultural Production and Food Security MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, African Union Commission Chair, inaugurated the 23rd African Union Summit (AUS) with the opening of the 28th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives' Committee (COREP) held in the Conference Center of Sipopo, located in Malabo Equatorial Guinea. She urged all the delegates to support the initiatives...

2014-06-22 23:02:51

costa-rica.topseos.com issues June 2014 recommendations of ten top call tracking services in Costa Rica. (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 costa-rica.topseos.com has named the ten best call tracking software providers in Costa Rica for the month of June 2014. The ratings consist of internet marketing solution providers which have years of experience in providing exceptional solutions. The ratings are compiled through a rigorous examination process which involves the inspection and testing of top...

NASA Discusses Progress Reached So Far In Future Asteroid Mission
2014-06-20 12:35:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Proposed studies for NASA’s missions to capture and redirect an asteroid are set to kick off in July. The space agency said these studies should inform not only the future asteroid mission, but also future missions to Mars. "With these system concept studies, we are taking the next steps to develop capabilities needed to send humans deeper into space than ever before, and ultimately to Mars, while testing new techniques to protect...

2014-06-20 10:36:10

KIGAM Overturns common ideas about the different types of climate changes between the middle latitude areas of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres Korean research team revealed conflicting climate change patterns between the middle latitude areas of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres in relation to glacial and interglacial cycles which have been puzzled for the past 60 years. Doctor Kyoung-nam Jo from the Quaternary Geology Department of the Korea Institute of Geoscience and...

2014-06-19 16:22:21

DELANCO, N.J., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National efforts to encourage hurricane preparedness focus on potential risk education, safety kits and supplies with very little attention paid to what Homeowners in at-risk areas can do to prevent devastating damage to their homes. The Sandy Solution offered by Danbro, a CHANCE® Foundation Expert, can help improve home health for coastal residents. To view multimedia assets associated with this release, please click here:...

2014-06-19 12:23:17

PORTLAND, Ore., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Water issues now dominate the discussion in America's older cities where wastewater and stormwater infrastructure built a century ago are now in decay. These problems are spreading to suburbia whose infrastructure solutions are now proving less than adequate as development spreads and watersheds have been paved over with impermeable surfaces. What techniques, resources, and hard-infrastructure solutions are there to solve these aging storm...

2014-06-19 08:23:41

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --- GeoPark Limited ("GeoPark") (NYSE: GPRK), the Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and producing properties in Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina, today announces the successful drilling and testing of the Ache 1 exploration well located on the Fell Block in Chile. GeoPark operates and has a 100% working interest in the Fell Block. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130603/MX24008LOGO-b...

Better Protection From Humans Needed For Antarctica's Ice-Free Land
2014-06-19 06:55:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite the harsh conditions, the number of visitors arriving in the Antarctic is soaring each year. This worries the world's leading environmental scientists who say that Antarctica's ice-free land needs better protection from human activities. Of the 55 Antarctic areas designated for protection, all of them lie close to human activity sites and seven are at a high risk for biological invasions. According to the study, published in...

2014-06-18 23:11:23

Despite Recent Improvement in Water Conservation, Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Wonders if We’re Even Asking the Right Questions Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The manufacture of a single t-shirt requires an estimated one-thousand gallons of fresh water, including water to grow the cotton. That fact was reported on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show by author Brian Clark Howard. As global fresh water shortages and drought continue to increase,...

2014-06-18 23:07:38

Pacific Prime's Singapore health insurance team has moved to a brand new office, conveniently located in the heart of the Central Business District. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Pacific Prime, one of the world's leading health insurance advisers and Bupa International's Top Global Distributor, is proud to announce that its Singapore team has made the move to a brand new office! Pacific Prime can now be found at China Square Central #09-02A, 18 Cross Street, Singapore, 048423....


Latest Earth Reference Libraries

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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