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2015-01-21 23:01:10

UCAR has been accepted to join a leading group of national museum and cultural organizations as an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB)

2015-01-21 12:21:25

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan.

2015-01-21 08:35:21

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Kelley recently found his dream home outside of Ocala, Fla., where his two dogs can run off-leash on his rural property.

2015-01-21 08:32:26

VILNIUS, Lithuania, January 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This day marks an official launch of the Baltic Highway, a modern data transmission network, connecting Tallinn (Estonia)

2015-01-20 16:20:23

Features include flight planning, guidance and data capture software, a spectrally calibrated digital high spatial resolution camera system, and cloud based software to geo-spatially locate, orthorectify,

2015-01-20 12:22:29

Alberta could slip into recession. CALGARY, Jan.

2015-01-20 12:21:39

Make Sustainable Travel Part of Your New Year's Resolution CHICAGO, Jan.

2015-01-20 12:20:56

This Groundbreaking Trade Show Will Be a Boon for Buyers and Exhibitors -- in One of the Hottest Markets in the World. SAN JOSE, Texas, Jan.

2015-01-20 08:23:26

Issued by Commerce Bank, Sustain:Green biodegradable credit card offsets 2 pounds of carbon (CO2) for each dollar spent on net purchases, and 5,000 pounds upon first use MIAMI, Jan.

2015-01-20 04:21:32

WAALWIJK, the Netherlands, January 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Desso, a leading carpets and sport pitches company (part of Tarkett Group), is once again attending the World


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
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.