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2014-06-09 23:00:50

Three concurrent tracks featured at “World’s Biggest Gathering of ‘Skeptic’ Scientists and Policy Experts” taking place in Las Vegas on July 7–9. (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Three concurrent tracks featured at “World’s Biggest Gathering of ‘Skeptic’ Scientists and Policy Experts” taking place in Las Vegas on July 7–9 Hundreds of the world’s most prominent “skeptics” of the claim that human activity is causing a climate crisis will come together at Mandalay Bay in...

2014-06-09 12:26:03

Former World Cup Host Reveals BIG Five Takeaways NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Four years after hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa endures sustained success as a leading sporting and travel motherland. The country's reputation as a world-class destination has been further enriched since hosting one of the most prosperous World Cup events in history. Since accommodating this global occurrence, South Africa continues to celebrate its lasting legacy on the...

Warming Climates Intensify Carbon Dioxide Given Out By Oceans
2014-06-09 03:23:28

University of Edinburgh Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fueling further climate change, a study suggests. Fresh insight into how the oceans can affect CO2 levels in the atmosphere shows that rising temperatures can indirectly increase the amount of the greenhouse gas emitted by the oceans. Scientists studied a 26,000-year-old sediment core taken from the Gulf of California to find out how the ocean's...

World Oceans Day 2014
2014-06-07 06:38:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thousands of different organizations in more than 70 countries are joining forces this weekend to celebrate World Oceans Day (June 8, 2014), a global initiative designed to honor the massive bodies of water that cover the majority of the Earth as well as celebrate them for their aesthetic value and the products they provide to people all over the world. World Oceans Day (WOD), which has been unofficially commemorated since 2002...

2014-06-06 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8(th), Fishing for Energy, the public-private partnership aimed at reducing the adverse effects of derelict fishing gear and marine debris, has announced $150,000 in grant support from Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. The funds will support projects that increase public awareness of the threat derelict gear (gear that is lost in the ocean) and marine debris pose to the...

2014-06-06 12:21:47

Dr. Theodore Duclos: We all know that the current path we are on is ultimately unsustainable in the very long term. DETROIT, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There's little doubt that American manufacturing must continue to evolve to regain its economic footing, address global trends and meet customer demands with high-tech solutions. The question is, what will that evolution look like? Dr. Theodore G. Duclos, CEO, Global Fluid Power Division, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies...

2014-06-06 08:24:43

DALLAS, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsOnline.com offers "Singapore Medical Tourism Analysis and Forecast" and "Malaysia Medical Tourism Analysis and Forecast" 2014 market research reports in its store. Malaysia Medical Tourism Analysis & Forecast 2014 market research report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Malaysia medical tourism industry covering in detail various aspects such as medical tourists' arrivals and spending from top 20 countries....

2014-06-06 08:21:51

LONDON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Government of the Republic of Somalia ("the Federal Government") is pleased to announce that Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited ("Soma") has completed the offshore seismic acquisition programme across the Offshore Evaluation Area of 122,000 sq km as part of Soma's commitment under the Seismic Option Agreement ("SOA") agreed between the Federal Government and Soma on the 6th August 2013. The seismic acquisition...

2014-06-05 23:16:00

An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Newark, N.J. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 An NJIT professor is the leader of a design team that won $125 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to protect Nassau County’s South Shore from storm surges and rising sea levels. Georgeen Theodore, an...

2014-06-05 23:06:38

Imagery Processing Available Through Next-Gen Constellation of High-Resolution Microsatellites Norcross, GA. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Hexagon Geospatial announces that it has partnered with Skybox Imaging to provide imagery and data processing through ERDAS IMAGINE 2014 to support Skybox Imaging’s constellation of earth imaging satellites. Through the agreement, users will be able to easily process and analyze images collected with SkySat-1, the first commercial earth observation...


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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Word of the Day
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).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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