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2014-05-12 08:21:46

SEYI announced a 15% increase in Sales and a 35% increase in Operating Income for the First Quarter ended March 31, 2014. Sales increased in both the China and overseas markets, and profits in the overseas markets were favorably impacted by higher sales of large tonnage presses. TAIPEI, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SEYI (SHIEH YIH MACHINERY INDUSTRY CO., LTD) (4533 TT), one of the world's leading producers of mechanical presses, announced financial results for its first quarter ended...

2014-05-09 16:21:55

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, today announced that it has been invited to present at the upcoming 2014 4(th) Annual LDMICRO Invitational on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. (PT) at the Luxe Sunset...

2014-05-08 23:12:21

Charlotte’s Environmental Operations Plan drove the selection of CSRware’s Energy & Sustainability Management (ESM) software solution. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 CSRware, a leader in Energy and Sustainability Management (ESM) and Sustainable Supply Chain Performance Management, is pleased to announce that CSRware®’s ESM, its cloud-based software, has been chosen by the City of Charlotte as its Energy and Sustainability Management (ESM) solution for its City...

2014-05-08 12:31:27

XI'AN, China, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA; "China Green Agriculture", "we" or the "Company"), a company that mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its wholly-owned subsidiaries in China, today announced that the Company will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter fiscal year 2014 financial results at 8:00 a.m. ET on...

Alberta Crater May Have Been An Ancient Meteorite Impact Site
2014-05-08 10:46:42

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Evidence from an ancient ring-like structure discovered in southern Alberta, Canada, suggests it was formed by a meteorite strike. The meteorite was large enough to form a five-mile-wide crater and if a strike of that magnitude occurred today, the resulting explosion would obliterate Calgary. A research team led by Doug Schmitt, a Canada Research Chair in Rock Physics from the University of Alberta, studied the site discovered by a...

2014-05-07 23:01:32

Joins “World’s Biggest Gathering of ‘Skeptic’ Scientists and Policy Experts” Taking Place in Las Vegas on July 7–9 Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore will give one of the keynote addresses at the 9th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC9) from July 7–9 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Moore, who helped found Greenpeace in 1971 and served as its president and international director, left the organization in 1986. He wrote in the Wall...

2014-05-07 20:22:37

ASU to honor conservationist with naming of Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability TEMPE, Ariz., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As climate change threatens the world's eco-systems, conservationist and philanthropist Julie Ann Wrigley is on a mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140507/85645 Turning to higher education for solutions, Wrigley has made a new $25 million philanthropic investment in Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability,...

2014-05-07 16:24:42

The "eWater Recycler" by Nexus eWater recycles two out of every three gallons of indoor water -- potentially cutting nearly 40,000 gallons annually LANCASTER, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KB Home, one of the nation's largest and most recognized homebuilders, has recently set new standards for water efficiency in California home construction with its Double ZeroHouse 2.0 in the City of Lancaster. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140507/85539) (Photo:...

Zhadang glacier
2014-05-07 07:20:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of 74 scientists from 18 countries, mostly working on an unpaid volunteer basis, have mapped and catalogued nearly 200,000 glaciers, creating the first-ever global inventory of icebergs and ice floes. The catalogue, which was compiled as part of the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI) project, includes information about locations and size. It will allow for calculations of volume, as well as their ongoing contributions to...

2014-05-06 12:23:36

TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geosyntec today announced the formation of Savron (www.savronsolutions.com) as the exclusive vendor of STAR technology, a proven method for the safe and effective treatment of contaminated soil and liquid organic waste. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110609/CL17093LOGO Savron has been formed around the key practitioners of the technology - David Major, Gavin Grant, and Grant Scholes - who have been involved in the commercial development...


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
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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