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2014-06-05 12:23:01

SYDNEY, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with World Environment Day, global packaging leader Amcor announces it is partnering with the Earthwatch Institute for the fourteenth successive year, to offer co-workers the opportunity to participate in environmental research expeditions to Brazil and India. Bringing to life Amcor's Core Values of Social Responsibility and Teamwork, the Earthwatch expeditions will provide 15 co-workers with the chance to learn about, and contribute...

2014-06-05 08:22:38

SFI Annual Conference | September 16-18, 2014 | Montréal, Canada WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of Canadian Environment Week, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®), today announced it will bring together stakeholders across a broad spectrum - from landowners to brand owners - to discuss and determine actions related to our most important issue globally - our forests. The SFI Annual Conference will be held September 16-18, 2014 in...

2014-06-04 23:06:33

Fostering U.S. company participation in the growth of Morocco’s solar energy infrastructure. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting a Business Briefing on June 10th, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel, in San Francisco, CA to bring together Moroccan and U.S. solar stakeholders to forge partnerships for future solar project implementation in Morocco. The Kingdom of Morocco has ambitious plans to use solar power to achieve 6 GW of installed...

2014-06-04 23:02:01

Timmons Group, a leader in enterprise geospatial products and services, has announced a webinar entitled “Building a RoadMap for your GIS.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 12th, from 2pm to 3pm EST, and will be presented by Lowell Ballard, Director of Geospatial Solutions. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Timmons Group, a leader in enterprise geospatial products and services, has announced a webinar entitled “Building a RoadMap for Your GIS.” The webinar will take...

Barbados Utilizes World Environment Day To Inspire Developing Island Nations To Focus On Green Technology
2014-06-04 15:16:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year on June 5th we celebrate World Environment Day (WED). It is on this day that we should take time to focus on making some positive contribution for the environment’s sake, as we need to preserve planet Earth not just for present life, but also for the generations of people, animals and plants that follow. As part of WED, each year the global event is hosted by a specific country that is at the forefront of environmental...

2014-06-04 12:31:29

RICHMOND, BC, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX:CYT) is pleased to accept - on behalf of its 1,600 employees - the honour of being named one of Corporate Knights' Best 50 Canadian Corporate Citizens for the eighth year running. Corporate Knights, an award-winning quarterly publication for clean capitalism, gave start to its magazine and Best 50 list in 2002 to raise awareness of sustainability issues. Catalyst was one of 144 companies considered by Corporate Knights...

2014-06-04 08:35:24

Sustainable Food and Agriculture Trendsetter to lead SF's Flagship Farmers Market Organization SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture), operator of the acclaimed Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, today announced the appointment of Marcy Coburn as its new Executive Director. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/94027 Coburn, a native Californian raised in a farming family in the San Joaquin Valley, has...

Decomposing Logs Show Local Factors Play A Greater Role Than Climate
2014-06-03 15:34:25

By Kevin Dennehy, Yale University A new Yale-led study challenges the long-held assumption that climate is the primary driver of how quickly organic matter decomposes in different regions, a key piece of information used in formulating climate models. In a long-term analysis conducted across several sites in the eastern United States, a team of researchers found that local factors — from levels of fungal colonization to the specific physical locations of the wood — play a far...

2014-06-03 04:20:39

PORTLAND, Ore., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Infrastructure, low-impact development and a healthy bottom line will be at the top of the list when leading experts on storm and surface-water quality get together August 3-7 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss strategies that are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO With...

2014-06-03 00:20:49

AeroTrak® Remote Particle Counters with Integrated Pump are independent monitoring systems condensed into an easy-to-clean 316L stainless steel enclosure. SHOREVIEW, Minn., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TSI Incorporated, the leader in continuous particulate monitoring instrumentation, recently expanded its offering to include remote particle counters with an integrated pump. Designed to eliminate the need for an external vacuum source, this new line of AeroTrak® Remote Particle...


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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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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