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2014-07-18 23:06:48

Astronaut Franklin Chang-Díaz Inspires a Second Galaxy Menu, Starlit Golf Course Nocturnal Golf has Monkeys and Iguana Audience, and Perfect 10 Package Takes a Ride to Ecological Treasure Coco Island Guanacaste, Costa Rica (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 WHO: FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA WHAT: A triplet of Wonders to celebrate the resort’s 10th Anniversary WONDER #1: GASTRONOMY MEETS ASTRONOMY Taste of the Stars: A collaboration with Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang-Díaz...

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2014-07-18 03:37:38

NASA NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain. Phytoplankton, tiny ocean plants that absorb carbon dioxide and deliver oxygen to Earth’s atmosphere, play a major role in the global cycling of atmospheric carbon between the ocean and the atmosphere. NASA has long used satellites to...

Arctic Lakes Soak Up More Greenhouse Gases Than They Emit: Study
2014-07-18 03:19:15

University of Alaska Fairbanks New University of Alaska Fairbanks research indicates that arctic thermokarst lakes stabilize climate change by storing more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere. Countering a widely-held view that thawing permafrost accelerates atmospheric warming, a study published this week in the scientific journal Nature suggests arctic thermokarst lakes are 'net climate coolers' when observed over longer, millennial, time scales. "Until now, we've...

2014-07-17 12:35:09

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A decade can reflect vast leaps in technology, and that's certainly been the case with satellite Internet - an industry with deep roots in Colorado. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091216/VIASATLOGO This month marks the 10(th) anniversary of the launch of the Anik F2 satellite, which enabled a new Internet service from WildBlue Communications, an Englewood-based startup. Designed to deliver Internet service for households based outside of...

Scientists Tracking Breakup Of Arctic Summer Sea Ice
2014-07-17 03:27:40

By Hannah Hickey, University of Washington As sea ice begins to melt back toward its late September minimum, it is being watched as never before. Scientists have put sensors on and under ice in the Beaufort Sea for an unprecedented campaign to monitor the summer melt. The international effort hopes to figure out the physics of the ice edge in order to better understand and predict open water in Arctic seas. "This has never been done at this level, over such a large area and for such...

2014-07-17 12:22:22

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Phytoplankton, tiny ocean plants that absorb carbon dioxide and deliver oxygen to Earth's atmosphere, play a major role in the...

Siberia Yamal Peninsula
2014-07-17 10:01:06

Joshua Garrett for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What could cause an 80 meter hole to form somewhere in northern Siberia? A meteorite strike? Aliens? Cthulhu? Researchers all over the world are scratching their heads over this one, as no one seems to have an answer they are 100 percent sure of. Reported by the Siberian Times, this giant hole of unknown depth appeared rather suddenly in the Yamal Peninsula, which is said to translate as “end of the world,” giving the whole...

2014-07-16 23:11:43

PenBay Solutions is thrilled to be recognized together with the City of New York Fire Department for a 2014 Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award. The award will presented on Wednesday, July 16th at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 PenBay Solutions, the leading developer of GIS-based facility management and public safety software, and the City of New York Fire Department (FDNY) were selected out of 100,000 Esri clients...

2014-07-16 23:01:44

Ticket Down announces that Brazil will tangle with Colombia in a friendly exhibition match at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Friday, September 5th. This well known ticket exchange advises that they are offering promo/coupon code SOCCER-2014 for additional savings off their already low ticket prices for this much anticipated event featuring two talented international soccer teams playing on United States soil. Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Ticket Down is a dependable source for cheap...

2014-07-16 08:22:43

QUÉBEC, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - After 30 years of R&D efforts and the continuous improvement of its compact biofiltration technologies for the onsite wastewater treatment industry, Premier Tech Aqua (PTA), a Business Unit of the Environmental Technologies Group of Premier Tech, announces today that it has achieved a breakthrough and proudly launches its recently NSF International certified Ecoflo Coco Filter. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140716/127447)...


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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