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2014-01-29 08:23:29

Largest single US private investment in Armenia's history adds to Contour's growing Eastern European and Renewable Energy Portfolios NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal and the Government of Armenia announced today that they have signed an agreement for ContourGlobal to purchase and modernize the Vorotan Hydro Cascade, a series of three hydroelectric power plants totaling 405 MW on the Vorotan River in southern Armenia, for a purchase price of $180 million USD. The...

2014-01-29 08:23:16

Greenpeace, WWF, Kimberly-Clark, SCA, IKEA and other sustainability experts at Tissue World Sustainability Summit in Miami on March 19-21. NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tissue is based on a F-E-W (fibers, energy, water) resources. Tissue paper products like bathroom and facial tissue, napkins and kitchen towels are part of an $80 billion global business which fundamentally uses three basic resources: Fibers, Energy and Water, appropriately abbreviated as F-E-W. (Photo:...

NASA's New Laser Technology Tracks Arctic Ice With Precision
2014-01-29 06:52:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Flying over Greenland and the Arctic Ocean in April 2012, a high-altitude aircraft completed the first polar test of a new laser-based technology designed to measure the height of Earth from space. That instrument was the Multiple Altimeter Beam Experiment Lidar (MABEL), an airborne test bed instrument designed for NASA's ICESat-2 mission, which is slated for launch in 2017. MABEL has returned new results demonstrating that a...

NASA To Map Iceland's Winter Glaciers With High-Precision Radar
2014-01-29 06:05:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, a high-precision radar instrument from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) left for Iceland to create detailed maps of how glaciers move in the dead of winter. These maps will aid scientists in understanding some of the most basic processes involved in melting glaciers, which are major contributors to rising sea levels. The instrument—developed by JPL and flying on a NASA research aircraft—departed from NASA's...

2014-01-28 23:00:14

DIA's 26th annual EuroMeeting, coming to Austria’s capital from 25th-27th March, will feature the Austrian Satellite Meeting, bringing together local experts to discuss the requirements for an attractive Austrian research and industrial Pharma-location. Basel, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 High profile speakers from the Austrian Medicines and Medical Devices Agency, the Austrian Pharmaceutical Industry Association (PHARMIG) and prominent academics will come together to...

2014-01-28 12:22:24

HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNV GL has been ranked among the world's top suppliers of sustainability assurance services that help major businesses achieve and verify their performance on sustainability. The ranking, issued by independent analyst firm, Verdantix, gave DNV GL the top score for product sustainability assurance, an achievement tied to DNV GL's investment in product water footprints as well as its ProSustain(TM) standard. It also cited DNV GL as having a clear...

2014-01-28 12:21:53

More than 1,500 schools mark third annual K-12 Recycle-Bowl® competition; 6.4 million pounds of recyclables recovered STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, today announced the winners of "Recycle-Bowl," the first nationwide recycling competition for elementary-, middle- and high-school students. The Recycle-Bowl® competition, sponsored by...

2014-01-27 23:01:55

AIM announces the appointment of Andrés Rojas to the position of Technical Support Engineer. Andrés will assist in finding technical solutions for AIM customers within the Northeastern regions of Mexico. Cranston, RI (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 AIM Solder, a global leader in the manufacture of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, announces the appointment of Andrés Rojas to the position of Technical Support Engineer. Based out of Monterrey, Mexico,...

2014-01-27 16:21:08

DUBLIN, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mx3fld/a_profile_of_the) has announced the addition of the "A Profile Of The Eastern European Paint Industry" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mx3fld/a_profile_of_the ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The report provides overviews and forecasts for ten national paint and coatings markets...

2014-01-27 08:22:14

VANCOUVER, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sarama Resources Ltd. ("Sarama" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that soil geochemistry surveys at its Grand Bassa exploration property in central Liberia have successfully identified several anomalous gold-in-soil trends, the largest of which extends for 14km along strike. The Company's exploration program has also intersected in-situ gold mineralisation in follow-up trenching programs, giving credence to soil geochemistry survey...


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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