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2014-07-08 08:22:05

PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, EPA has been cracking down on storm-water violations at residential and commercial construction sites. Urbanized areas generally contain large portions of impervious surfaces such as roads, rooftops and parking lots that channel stormwater directly into local streams, rivers, and other water bodies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO Improperly managed stormwater runoff from urbanized areas can cause...

2014-07-08 08:21:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. and GENEVA, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) today announced a collaboration on technology applications that will aim to develop and deploy a next-generation high-resolution, multi-band hyperspectral imaging system onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The system will be used to support a variety of applications,...

2014-07-07 23:02:46

Keynotes, Three Concurrent Panels Streaming Live on Four Channels for Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Every minute of the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change will be live-streamed at ClimateConference.Heartland.org. The streaming starts with the opening night program at 7:45 p.m. PDT Monday, July 7, and ends when the conference closes at 4:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 9. You can watch the live-stream at ClimateConference.Heartland.org...

2014-07-07 23:01:35

Juniper Systems is headed to the Esri User Conference to be held July 14 – 18 in San Diego, CA. Logan, Utah (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Juniper Systems is headed to the Esri User Conference to be held on July 14 – 18 in San Diego, CA. The Esri UC is a major attraction each year for GIS professionals and vendors from all over the world. Stationed in booth #1118, Juniper Systems will have its ultra-rugged handheld computers on display, including the new Archer 2™. A choice handheld for GIS...

2014-07-07 16:21:17

Selection of Provectus Environmental Products, Inc. Sets a Higher Standard in Applied Soil and Groundwater Remediation. Provides Environmental Consulting and Engineering Professionals with Advanced Chemistries for Thousands of Contaminated Locations Worldwide PHILADELPHIA and CHICAGO, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. (IET), an established leader in the optimization and maximization of commercially available remedial products, announced today that it has...

New Sea Level Threat Created From Changing Antarctic Winds
2014-07-07 03:55:30

Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science New research shows projected changes in the winds circling the Antarctic may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated. Changes to Antarctic winds have already been linked to southern Australia’s drying climate but now it appears they may also have a profound impact on warming ocean temperatures under the ice shelves along the coastline of West and East Antarctic....

2014-07-04 23:01:41

The global market for AQCS was valued at $53 billion in 2013, and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2014 to reach $79.5 billion by 2019. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/air-quality-control-systems-reports-9489754251.html (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 The air quality control systems (AQCS) are equipment used for separation of pollutants from the exhaust air in the industries. The report covers the global AQCS market in major geographical regions that include Asia-Pacific,...

2014-07-03 12:22:19

VANCOUVER, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Midnight Sun Mining Corp. (the "Company" or "Midnight Sun") (TSX-V: MMA) announces the results for the recently completed core drilling program on the Solwezi copper property in northwest Zambia. The drill program was undertaken in April and May 2014 and consisted of 739 metres HQ core drilled in 12 holes. Highlights of significant, near surface copper mineralization include the following: -- 5.71% copper over 14.2 metres, including...

2014-07-03 04:20:32

LONDON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turkmenistan has chosen global energy and commodity news and price reporting agency Argus as an official source of energy price information. The country's exporters will now be able to use prices published by Argus in their export contracts for crude, petroleum products, LPG and petrochemicals. Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has signed a government resolution to make Argus an officially recognised source of market pricing...

2014-07-02 23:08:33

Women Historically Are More Impacted by Water Shortages Than Men Explains Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Radio Host Sharon Kleyne has announced a new global women’s mission to educate the world about water shortages, water recycling and the need for governments to work together to solve water problems. The mission will be called “Women for Water”. Kleyne made the announcement during an interview on her radio show, the Sharon...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'