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2015-05-19 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed has begun

microbe water cleaners
2015-05-19 13:43:08

Could these pollution-busting microbes be a solution for sustainable clean water?

2015-05-19 08:29:10

SHANGHAI, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China can lead the way in showcasing how innovative capital-market instruments can help countries transition to a low-carbon economy, experts said at an

2015-05-19 08:29:01

DUBLIN, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/66gwl6/sludge_treatment) has announced the addition of the "Sludge

2015-05-18 08:30:40

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club announced that it will honor an Azerbaijani reporter, Khadija Ismayilova, with one of its 2015 press freedom awards.

2015-05-18 08:29:34

Think Tank adds Prominent Experts from Washington, D.C.

2015-05-18 08:25:18

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc.

2015-05-18 08:25:05

AbTech CTO, Upen Bharwada participates in funding SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service

2015-05-18 08:24:38

AMSTERDAM, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Challenge opens for submissions on June 1, 2015 Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading

2015-05-15 23:05:46

With the Wi-Fi connected Sense+, the Aware™ air quality detector, and powerful Pro Series, Blueair blends high-end design with high technology Las Vegas, Nevanda


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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overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
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