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zebra migration
2014-05-27 11:46:14

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By using GPS collars attached to eight adult zebras, researchers from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) in Namibia have discovered and documented the longest-known terrestrial migration of wildlife in Africa. According to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) statement, several thousand zebra were documented migrating a distance of over 300 miles. Also involved with the research was Elephants...

2014-05-27 08:23:09

New study by Syracuse and Harvard universities shows potential for reductions of more than 750 thousand tons of other harmful air pollutants across continental U.S. SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Setting strong standards for climate-changing carbon emissions from power plants would provide an added bonus - reductions in other air pollutants that can make people sick; damage forests, crops, and lakes; and harm fish and wildlife. This, according to a first-of-its-kind...

Buried Fossil Soils Found To Be Rich In Carbon
2014-05-26 03:40:43

By Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet’s carbon cycle. The finding, reported today (May 25, 2014) in the journal Nature Geoscience, is significant as it suggests that deep soils can contain long-buried stocks of organic carbon which could, through erosion, agriculture,...

2014-05-25 23:02:13

AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, announces the addition of Chetan Shiva to the position of Technical Sales Engineer. Based out of Bangalore, India, Chetan will assist in finding technical solutions for AIM customers within India. Bangalore, India (PRWEB) May 25, 2014 AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, announces the addition of Chetan Shiva to the position...

2014-05-24 23:00:18

This new product is a special formulation of beneficial microorganisms that enhances soil quality, controls odor and pests on the farm. Lake View Terrace, California (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 Effective Environmental Services, a business dedicated to the creation and sales of environmentally friendly products, today announces the launch of their new product. The product, called Farmer’s Helper, is an organic blend of beneficial microorganism designed to significantly increase the soil quality...

2014-05-23 23:02:31

Pesticides Market was valued at $51.4b in 2013 to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% annually. Pesticides is segmented into herbicide, Insecticide, fungicide and others comprising 39.9%, 29.5%, 20.3% & 10.2%. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/pesticides-reports-3069522751.html. (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 North America has traditionally been a high consumer of pesticides. The prime factor that drives the pesticide market in this region is a steady rise in the demand of agricultural...

2014-05-23 16:21:57

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ivory Coast and Ghana under which they will begin discussions to create a regional gas company. Gabriel Mbega Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea, joined Adama Toungara, Minister of Petroleum and Energy of Ivory Coast, and Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy and Petroleum of Ghana, on May...

2014-05-23 13:27:42

Carnegie Institution Breaking research news from a team of scientists led by Carnegie's Ho-kwang "Dave" Mao reveals that the composition of the Earth's lower mantle may be significantly different than previously thought. These results are to be published by Science. The lower mantle comprises 55 percent of the planet by volume and extends from 670 and 2900 kilometers in depth, as defined by the so-called transition zone (top) and the core-mantle boundary (below). Pressures in the lower...

2014-05-23 12:22:07

RALEIGH, N.C., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EOS Remediation (EOS), Raleigh, NC announces the formation of a Strategic Alliance with Chemical Grouting Co., Ltd. (CG Co.), Tokyo, Japan, and Hayward Baker (HB), Hanover, MD: for the commercialization of the BioJet(TM) Technology. This co-patent-pending (US and Japan) technology developed jointly by EOS and CG Co. is the product of 8 years of extensive research and development. BioJet(TM) provides a solution for one of the most difficult...

New Techniques For Visualizing Fossils Are Transforming Our Understanding Of Evolutionary History
2014-05-23 03:35:03

University of Bristol Palaeontology has traditionally proceeded slowly, with individual scientists laboring for years or even decades over the interpretation of single fossils which they have gradually recovered from entombing rock, sand grain by sand grain, using all manner of dental drills and needles. The introduction of X-ray tomography has revolutionized the way that fossils are studied, allowing them to be virtually extracted from the rock in a fraction of the time necessary to...


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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