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2014-06-30 15:08:17

University of Bristol The impact of the greenhouse gas CO2 on the Earth's temperature is well established by climate models and temperature records over the past 100 years, as well as coupled records of carbon dioxide concentration and temperature throughout Earth history. However, past temperature records have suggested that warming is largely confined to mid-to-high latitudes, especially the poles, whereas tropical temperatures appear to be relatively stable: the tropical thermostat...

2014-06-30 08:24:26

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from land-grant universities in 12 central U.S. states have entered into a partnership with the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia Task Force to support state and national efforts to reduce water pollution and help to maintain the productivity and vitality of American agriculture. The participating land-grant universities include: the University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, Iowa State University, University...

emperor penguins
2014-06-30 04:52:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In less than 100 years, global warming’s impact on the sea ice where emperor penguins breed will result in the loss of at least one-fifth of the species’ population, according to new research appearing in the June 29 edition of the journal Nature Climate Change. There are currently 600,000 emperor penguins living in Antarctica and populations in 45 known colonies are expected to increase slightly by 2050 before declining over...

2014-06-30 04:20:50

BEIJING, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, Oscar Cabrera Coca, Minister of the Ministry of Interior of Bolivia, sent a letter of thanks to Kerui Petroleum to express his gratitude for Kerui's international humanitarian assistance to the flood-stricken areas. From January to February, 2014, a continuous storm flood hit Bolivia, and more than 100 cities and 17,000 hectares of farmland were affected by the disaster, which resulted in large casualties and a great shortage of food...

2014-06-28 13:20:53

Arizona State University Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions, but they also have a dark side. Once their use life has ended, such agents often become environmental contaminants, sometimes resistant to bioremediation. In a series of new studies, Anca Delgado, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, examines unique groups of microorganisms, capable of converting hazardous chlorinated chemicals like trichloroetheene (or TCE) into...

2014-06-27 23:08:54

AIM Solder is pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Denney to the position of Northeast Regional Sales Manager. Based in New Hampshire, Denney will be responsible for providing support to AIM customers in the northeast region of the United States. Cranston, Rhode Island (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, announces the appointment of Ed Denney to the position of Northeast Regional Sales Manager....

2014-06-26 23:00:46

Two distinguished scientists -- Arthur B. Robinson and Roy Spencer -- will receive special recognition at a major gathering of global warming “skeptics” taking place in Las Vegas on July 7–9, 2014, the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Two distinguished scientists will receive special recognition at a major gathering of global warming “skeptics” taking place in Las Vegas on July 7–9, 2014, the Ninth International Conference on Climate...

Greenland Ice Sheet Collapse Linked To Sea Level Rise 400,000 Years Ago: Study
2014-06-26 03:26:40

Oregon State University A new study suggests that a warming period more than 400,000 years ago pushed the Greenland ice sheet past its stability threshold, resulting in a nearly complete deglaciation of southern Greenland and raising global sea levels some 4-6 meters. The study is one of the first to zero in on how the vast Greenland ice sheet responded to warmer temperatures during that period, which were caused by changes in the Earth's orbit around the sun. Results of the study,...

NASA/NOAA Water Vapor Animations Show Where Water Vapor Is Moving Over Oceans
2014-06-26 03:07:03

Rob Gutro, NASA Knowing where water vapor is in the atmosphere is one of many factors forecasters use to identify weather features. The NASA/NOAA GOES Project has now created two new types of animations based on satellite data that indicate where water vapor is moving over the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific oceans. Observations from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) measure the local air temperature in kelvins...

2014-06-25 23:11:53

Author and health advocate Deirdre Imus is pleased to announce that The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center collaborated with Hackensack University Medical Center to earn Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor: the 2014 Environmental Excellence Award. The recognition names HackensackUMC as one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country. Hackensack, NJ (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Author and health advocate Deirdre Imus is pleased to announce that The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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