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Chilean Devil Rays Found To Be Among The Deepest Sea Divers
2014-07-02 07:30:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have always believed that Chilean devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) mostly lived near the ocean's surface because they are most often observed gliding through shallow, warm waters. According to a new study led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), that might not be the case. Their findings, published in Nature Communications, show that these are actually among the deepest-diving ocean animals. "So little is known...

2014-07-02 04:20:13

Differences in coastline demarcation rules between EU countries have immense implications on the implementation of the Barcelona Protocol on ICZM ATHENS, Greece, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project [http://marenostrumproject.eu ] is calling on the governments of EU countries to establish a task force to propose uniform criteria and methods for delineating their coastlines. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140701/694482 )...

2014-07-01 23:09:32

To celebrate the tiny nation of Costa Rica's quarter final qualification in the World Cup following a gruesome penalty shoot out, Creative Electronic Products Inc have come up with a fantastic Costa Rican BBQ recipe. São Paulo, Brazil (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Costa Rica beat Greece 5-3 on penalties after their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match ended 1-1 after extra time in Recife. Costa Rica will play The Netherlands on Saturday, July 5, at 4 p.m. ET. World Cup fans all over the...

2014-07-01 20:20:54

CALGARY, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gran Tierra Energy Inc. ("Gran Tierra Energy") (NYSE MKT: GTE) (TSX: GTE), a company focused on oil exploration and production in South America, today announces management changes. Shane O'Leary, Gran Tierra Energy's Chief Operating Officer ("COO"), has elected to retire. Duncan Nightingale, currently President, Gran Tierra Energy Colombia, will be promoted to COO to replace Mr. O'Leary. Adrian Coral, currently Senior Operations Manager, Gran...

2014-07-01 16:22:21

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Future of the Australian Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2019http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/defence/future_australian_defense_industry_market_attractiveness_competitive_landscape_forecasts_2018_1.html SummaryThe Future of the Australian Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2019...

2014-07-01 12:32:44

DUBLIN, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5qlsdz/aerial_imaging) has announced the addition of the "Aerial Imaging Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Coexisting with the satellite remote sensing industry, the aerial imagery business is undergoing a spectacular change, largely influenced by...

Malaspina Expedition Finds World's Oceans Littered With Microplastics
2014-07-01 11:18:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The result of a 2010 ocean voyage around the world, a new study has found evidence of tiny “microplastics” in five large accumulations across the world -- accumulations that match the five large open-ocean currents called gyres. According to the study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, large amounts of these microplastics could be moving through the marine food chain or sinking to the ocean...

2014-07-01 10:00:13

American Society for Horticultural Science Experiments reveal best varieties for high salinity soils Earth-Kind® roses are favorites with gardeners and landscapers. Chosen for their superior tolerance to heat, drought, and pests, as well as their outstanding performance in landscapes, Earth-Kind® roses can thrive in most environments, even with limited care. A new study focused on determining the best Earth-Kind® varieties for withstanding the challenges of salt stress. As...

2014-07-01 08:35:56

DUBLIN, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pxjp8k/commercial) has announced the addition of the "Commercial Satellite Imaging Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the commercial satellite imaging market on a global basis, with further breakdown into various sub-segments. It provides...

2014-07-01 08:22:08

PALO ALTO, CA, July 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to provide a multi-mission communications satellite to Spanish satellite operator HISPASAT Group. The satellite, Hispasat 1F will be used for a broad range of services in Europe and the Americas. "Hispasat 1F is the third satellite that SSL will build for HISPASAT and we are pleased to welcome our colleagues back to our facility," said...


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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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