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2015-03-18 23:07:54

Recent acceleration program administered by American Councils for International Education advances U.S.-Russia innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization. Washington,

2015-03-18 23:07:23

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder and Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show host Sharon Kleyne discusses California’s worst ever drought and climate change leading up to

2015-03-18 23:01:51

Supplies En Route to the Pacific Island Nation SPRINGFIELD, Mo.

2015-03-18 12:22:44

AUSTIN, Texas, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For those of you planning ahead for this year's travel and educational events, StormCon has just posted the preliminary 2015 StormCon program.

2015-03-18 08:22:38

Annual Campaign Begins in More Than 20,000 Communities with 4 Million Volunteers and Participants Taking Action to Clean, Restore and Renew America's Cities and Towns STAMFORD, Conn., March

2015-03-17 08:44:34

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph®, a global leader in public safety solutions, and Esri®, a global leader in GIS technology, are collaborating to enhance

2015-03-17 08:26:36

BEIJING, Mar. 17, 2015 /PR Newswire/ -- Jingang Tian, spokesman for artist Nan Haiyan gave a speech at the cinema club on the grounds of the Beijing Asian Games Village on March 16, 2015.

2015-03-17 08:23:15

Earnings Conference Call to Be Held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:00 AM (U.S. Pacific Time) / 8:00 AM (U.S.

2015-03-16 23:09:03

Draganfly Innovations Inc. releases an advanced precision agriculture solution that redefines the way agricultural data is collected and viewed.

2015-03-16 23:05:10

Proprietary, Patent-Pending 3D Method Enables Viewers to ‘Lean Into a Scene’ Morgan Hill, Calif.


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
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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