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2014-01-21 20:20:44

DUBLIN, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/98n8cm/analysis_of_the) has announced the addition of the "Analysis of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market in Saudi Arabia" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/98n8cm/analysis_of_the ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The water and wastewater treatment equipment market in Saudi...

2014-01-21 20:20:42

GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique 2013 relationship between Associated Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation rewarded the bank's consumer and business banking deposit product customers switching from paper statements to eStatements with a tree planted on their behalf by the Foundation. Associated estimates that 113,567 trees have been pledged to the Arbor Day Foundation during 2013 for planting in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota thanks to the program. Associated...

2014-01-21 16:21:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee issued the following statement on today's announcement that Philadelphia will receive $5 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the city's Green City, Clean Waters plan. Fattah serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which administers funding to the EPA: "Today's announcement is...

2013 Seventh Warmest Year On Record
2014-01-21 12:42:19

[ Watch The Video: Six Decades Of A Warming Earth ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York found that 2013 tied 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since 1880. GISS analyzes global surface temperatures and released an updated report on Tuesday on the 2013 temperatures from around the world. According to the report, the average temperature last year was 58.3 degree Fahrenheit, which is about 1.1 degrees...

2014-01-20 10:38:02

The role of the hydrological cycle during abrupt temperature changes is of prime importance for the actual impact of climate change on the continents. In a new study published in Nature Geoscience online (January 19, 2014) scientists from the University of Potsdam, Germany and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences show that during the abrupt cooling at the onset of the so-called Younger Dryas period 12680 years ago changes in the water cycle were the main drivers of widespread...

Global Warming Expected To Increase Extreme El Niño Events
2014-01-20 04:34:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new analysis of rain patterns has revealed that extreme El Niño events, such as the 1983 heat wave that caused Australia’s Ash Wednesday bushfires, will double as the planet warms in the years ahead. “We currently experience an unusually strong El Niño event every 20 years. Our research shows this will double to one event every 10 years,” study co-author Dr. Agus Santoso, a professor at the University of New South Wales...

2014-01-19 23:02:05

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce nearly $5 million in federal financial support for Philadelphia’s nationally-renowned Green City, Clean Waters plan to improve water quality and enhance the city’s neighborhoods and economy at 12:45 p.m on Tuesday, January 21. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce nearly $5 million in federal financial support for Philadelphia’s nationally-renowned Green City,...

NASA To Search For Climate Change Clues In The Tropopause
2014-01-18 05:41:07

[ Watch the Video: Global Hawk Gets To Work In The Western Pacific ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA has deployed their pilot-less Global Hawk research aircraft in the western Pacific in order to monitor changes to the upper atmosphere and discover how changes there are impacting the planet’s climate. The mission, announced by the US space agency on Friday, is part of their Airborne Tropical Tropopause Experiment (ATTREX) airborne science campaign....

2014-01-17 23:20:46

Ticket Down (http://www.ticketdown.com) has rolled back pricing on tickets for the epic matchup of two amazing soccer teams, Mexico and Nigeria at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on 3/5/14. This well known secondary ticket exchange is also offering their customer appreciation promo code DISCOUNT for added savings. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Ticket Down has slashed prices on tickets for the upcoming exhibition game between Mexico and Nigeria at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. This...

2014-01-17 23:02:56

New research report “Global Pesticide and Agrochemical Market to 2018 - Market Size, Growth, and Forecasts in Over 50 Countries” worked out by MarketSizeInfo.com has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 From 2007 to 2013, the worldwide market for pesticides and agrochemicals registered an average annual growth of around 9.8%. In the next 5 years, it is anticipated to increase by approximately 8.7% per annum. At present, such segments as...


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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