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2014-07-14 00:20:11

PARIS, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (the Alliance), addressing an audience of international delegates, cited "dramatic progress" in the development of low-global warming potential (GWP) solutions for technologies that have relied on fluorocarbon compounds for valued societal products, and cited the Montreal Protocol as the proper venue for dealing with the policy challenges. "The Montreal Protocol has succeeded because of its...

2014-07-13 23:02:41

Tibet Vista (http://www.tibettravel.org) launches Tibet luxury tour program to meet the rapidly rising market demand. This program is expected to attract more high-end customers who are eager to experience a luxury journey in Tibet. Lhasa,Tibet (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Specialized in Tibet tour services, Tibet Vista launches Tibet luxury tour program to meet the rapidly increasing market demand. This program is expected to attract more high-end customers, who are eager to experience a luxury...

2014-07-12 23:04:19

The independent authority on search vendors in Costa Rica, costa-rica.topseos.com, has named VJG Interactive as the top social media marketing firm in Costa Rica for July 2014. (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 The independent authority on search marketing, costa-rica.topseos.com, has named VJG Interactive the best social media marketing company in Costa Rica for July 2014. VJG Interactive was selected due to their strong performance in the meticulous evaluation process. Thousands of services are...

West Antarctic Ice Sheet
2014-07-12 06:07:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Much of the climate change-related research published recently has focused on the impact of warming temperatures on the West Antarctic ice sheet – but what is it about this region that causes scientists to be so interested in it? According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the West Antarctic ice sheet contains two major slabs of frozen water (the Ronne and Ross Ice Shelves), as well as several...

Concern About 'Microplastics' In The Ocean Expressed By Leading Scientists
2014-07-11 03:06:59

Sea Education Association Microplastics – microscopic particles of plastic debris – are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms. This is the view of two of the world's most eminent authorities on the subject, Professor Kara Lavender Law, of Sea Education Association (Woods Hole, MA), and Professor Richard Thompson of Plymouth University (UK). In an article published today...

North American Bird Populations More Affected By Precipitation Changes Than Warming Temperatures
2014-07-11 14:57:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many previous studies have focused on how rising temperatures associated with climate change might affect North American birds, a new study is looking into how projected changes in precipitation might affect these birds. Published in the journal Global Change Biology, the new study found that “changes in precipitation and winter temperature appear to have already driven shifts in the geographic patterns of abundance of bird...

2014-07-11 12:21:58

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a landmark rule making yesterday, which will pave the way for the elimination of a tier of the most climate-damaging greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the United States. This historic climate proposal will prevent over 40 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO(2)e) emissions by 2020 through banning the use of certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are super GHGs used in commercial...

2014-07-10 23:01:49

Widespread presence of Microplastics in the oceans pose potential physical and toxicological risks. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Microplastics – microscopic particles of plastic debris – are of increasing concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical and toxicological risks they pose to organisms. This is the view of two of the world’s most eminent authorities on the subject, Professor Kara Lavender Law, of Sea Education Association...

2014-07-10 12:21:10

BOULDER, Colo., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy Systems (CERES) instrument for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), the nation's next generation polar-orbiting satellite, arrived at Ball on Tuesday, June 17. Integration of the JPSS-1 satellite will begin later this year. The CERES instrument is key to the continuity of long-standing weather and climate measurements currently provided by the...

2014-07-10 08:22:39

MINEOLA, N.Y., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Legislator Donald MacKenzie today announced a major step forward in restoring health to our waterways and beaches with the installation of cutting edge technology that will reduce the amount of pollutants and debris that are carried to the fragile waters through storm water drain pipes. The technology is manufactured by AbTech Industries (a subsidiary of Abtech Holdings Inc. - OTC QB: ABHD) - a...


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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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.