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2014-03-05 23:31:59

Annual awards ceremony honors employee excellence, plant safety and plant innovation and management. Dedication to "PureKnowledge" empowers employee excellence and innovation in resource recovery and plant operations. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 At the January meeting of the California Water Environment Association’s (CWEA) San Diego Section, the Encina Wastewater Authority (EWA) was honored with several awards for employee achievement, safety and facility operations....

2014-03-05 23:26:53

LIGHTUP LED, a well-known manufacturer and wholesaler of LED lights, today releases its auto LED light bar collection, which comes with CE and RoHS approval. (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 LIGHTUP LED, a well-known manufacturer and wholesaler of LED lights, today releases its auto LED light bar collection, which comes with CE and RoHS approval. With CREE LED chips, these LED light bars are waterproof, dust-proof and explosion proof. Their quality and lumens have been greatly improved by the...

2014-03-05 16:20:23

Diesel Technology Forum Hopes Bipartisan Congressional Effort Will Restore Funding For Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the nation's most proven, cost-effective and successful clean air programs - the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act - is proposed for zero funding in the Obama Administration's new 2015 budget proposal, according to Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum....

Climate Change Effects On Cultural Heritage
2014-03-05 12:46:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Modern disaster movies often dazzle audiences by showing the destruction of iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty or Sydney Opera House. While these scenes are works of fiction, a new report in the journal Environmental Research Letters has found that sea-level rise driven by climate change could endanger these cultural landmarks. The study researchers showed 136 iconic sites that would be affected if the present global warming...

New Technique Developed To Allow Frequent Water Quality Monitoring For Suite of Pollutants
2014-03-05 12:03:13

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that uses existing technology to allow researchers and natural resource managers to collect significantly more information on water quality to better inform policy decisions. “Right now, incomplete or infrequent water quality data can give people an inaccurate picture of what’s happening – and making decisions based on inaccurate data can be risky,” says Dr. François...

Arctic Sea Ice Trends
2014-03-05 08:10:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new research from the University College London, the melt season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days every ten years. Julienne Stroeve, Professor of Polar Observation and Modeling at UCL Earth Sciences, led the team in analyzing satellite data. The analysis, published in Geophysical Research Letters, revealed that the Arctic Ocean is absorbing even more of the sun’s energy in summer, leading to an even...

2014-03-04 23:21:34

Photo Science, a Quantum Spatial company, was recently awarded a multi-million dollar, 5-year, Indefinite Delivery Contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with Shoreline Mapping Services. Lexington, KY, (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Photo Science, a Quantum Spatial company, was recently awarded a multi-million dollar, 5-year, Indefinite Delivery Contract to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with Shoreline Mapping Services....

2014-03-04 20:20:19

BOULDER, Colo., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager started to spin at its normal rate today and collect science data on Earth's rain and snowfall. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO Launched aboard NASA's GPM Core Observatory on February 27, GMI's electronics have been turned on and all seven launch restraints released, deploying the instrument. GMI, a...

Eastern US Winter Storm Track Captured On Satellite Video
2014-03-04 14:57:37

[ Watch The Video: Satellite Video Captures the Eastern U.S. Winter Storm Track ] Rob Gutro, NASA As NOAA's GOES-East satellite sat in a fixed orbit in space it monitored and provided visible and infrared imagery of the major winter storm that hit the US east coast on March 2 and 3. Now, that data has been compiled and made into a video at NASA. On March 2 and 3, a major winter storm brought snow to the mid-Atlantic, freezing rain to the Carolinas and rain and some freezing...

2014-03-04 08:35:48

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Habilitation Center (www.habcenter.com), an AS9100C registered contract manufacturer, announced that it has achieved new electronics industry certifications in Hand Soldering and Cable/Wire Harness operations. The Hand Soldering Operation Certification is compliant with the IPC J-STD-001 and the IPC-A-610. The Crimp Termination Certification is compliant with the IPC/WHMA-A-620. The IPC-610 course introduced the basics...


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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