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2014-06-24 23:04:03

A $1.5 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research measure pollution from residential cooking and better understand a problem that kills millions of women and children each year in the developing world. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 A $1.5 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and the...

2014-06-24 23:02:34

Dr. Cindy Flanagan, DDS is set to join fellow members of the Chapelwoods United Methodist Church on a mission trip to Haiti where she will provide much needed dental services. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Dr. Cindy Flanagan, DDS is pleased to announce she will be joining the Chapelwoods United Methodist Church during their trip to Haiti on July 9-17, 2014. The group will be doing mission work in conjunction with Haitian Methodist Church and Haitian Artisans for Peace International...

2014-06-24 23:01:26

Dr. Sherwood B. Idso to Be Recognized at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change for His Pioneering Research (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Dr. Sherwood B. Idso – the world’s leading authority on the effects of carbon dioxide on plants – will receive special recognition at an international conference on global warming taking place July 7–9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Idso is the first recipient of the Frederick Seitz Memorial Award, an annual award established by former...

Analyzing The Role Of The Ocean In Greenland Ice Sheet Melting
2014-06-24 06:51:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has increased four-fold over the past four decades, and while warmer atmospheric conditions are to blame for increased melting at the glacier’s surface, scientists now report that oceans play a vital role in how quickly the ice sheet will melt and how much total mass will be lost. According to researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Oregon,...

2014-06-23 23:09:01

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne’s Conclusions about Water Technology after 30 Years of Study. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 In this era of global climate change and widespread water shortages, water conservation and recycling are critical. Nobody is more aware of this than fresh water researcher, entrepreneur and radio host Sharon Kleyne, who has studied water behavior and technology for more than 30 years. Kleyne believes that although conservation and recycling...

2014-06-23 23:04:00

The demand for state-of-the-art, crystalline concrete products knows no boundaries: PENETRON inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Central Asia in Astana, Kazakhstan last month. The new facility will help meet the booming demand for crystalline concrete solutions across Kazakhstan and Central Asia. E. Setauket, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 “One doesn’t immediately think of Kazakhstan when the topic of crystalline concrete technology comes up,” says Robert Revera, President and...

2014-06-23 16:25:59

AU Chair Asks for Support to Improve Agricultural Production and Food Security MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, African Union Commission Chair, inaugurated the 23rd African Union Summit (AUS) with the opening of the 28th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives' Committee (COREP) held in the Conference Center of Sipopo, located in Malabo Equatorial Guinea. She urged all the delegates to support the initiatives...

2014-06-22 23:02:51

costa-rica.topseos.com issues June 2014 recommendations of ten top call tracking services in Costa Rica. (PRWEB) June 22, 2014 costa-rica.topseos.com has named the ten best call tracking software providers in Costa Rica for the month of June 2014. The ratings consist of internet marketing solution providers which have years of experience in providing exceptional solutions. The ratings are compiled through a rigorous examination process which involves the inspection and testing of top...

NASA Discusses Progress Reached So Far In Future Asteroid Mission
2014-06-20 12:35:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Proposed studies for NASA’s missions to capture and redirect an asteroid are set to kick off in July. The space agency said these studies should inform not only the future asteroid mission, but also future missions to Mars. "With these system concept studies, we are taking the next steps to develop capabilities needed to send humans deeper into space than ever before, and ultimately to Mars, while testing new techniques to protect...

2014-06-20 10:36:10

KIGAM Overturns common ideas about the different types of climate changes between the middle latitude areas of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres Korean research team revealed conflicting climate change patterns between the middle latitude areas of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres in relation to glacial and interglacial cycles which have been puzzled for the past 60 years. Doctor Kyoung-nam Jo from the Quaternary Geology Department of the Korea Institute of Geoscience and...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'