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2014-06-18 12:26:41

Outlines key questions for states and the electric industry in evaluating EPA's Clean Power Plan CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group issued a policy brief today that examines the primary features and implications of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed CO(2) emissions standards for existing fossil units under the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 111(d). The brief also outlines key questions that states and electric industry participants...

2014-06-18 08:30:31

WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Desso, the global carpet, carpet tiles and sports pitches company was selected as one of the top 100 companies in the world for providing an innovative sustainability solution by the Scandinavian think tank SUSTAINIA. The honorary chairman of SUSTAINIA, Arnold Schwarzenegger heads the selection committee for SUSTAINIA 100 that also includes former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, EU Commissioner of...

2014-06-17 16:24:09

1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, USA Today Gannett Headquarters. 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This international event offers Moroccan and American journalists the opportunity to learn from one another and to discuss the ways the digital revolution is reshaping journalism throughout the world and the progress Morocco has made towards freedom for all media. -- Opportunities and Challenges of the Digital Revolution for Journalism --...

2014-06-17 12:22:54

The company has been highly prolific in its development of innovative indoor and outdoor air purification products BEIJING, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beijing Bihua Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd., (Bihua), the first company in China to explore and develop nano photocatalyst technology, announced that it has successfully applied the technology to its indoor and outdoor air purification products. Products developed using the technology have demonstrated excellent results in...

2014-06-17 12:22:37

New Semester Program Builds on SFS's Existing Summer Program and Collaboration with Bhutan's Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) BEVERLY, Mass., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The School for Field Studies (SFS), the nation's largest environmental study abroad program for undergraduates, announced today the launch of a new program in Bhutan beginning in September 2015. Students in Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition will examine...

2014-06-17 12:20:52

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has announced grant awards for five projects focused on remote sensing and Earth observation. These awards stem from the CASIS Request for Proposals (RFP) "Remote Sensing From the International Space Station." CASIS is the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. This solicitation sought...

Antarctic icebergs
2014-06-17 05:19:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Summer and winter on the Antarctic shore are drastically different. Winters are dark and frozen, while summers are characterized by bright, clear waters, thick with algae and drifting icebergs. Over the last 20 years of warming, however, the region has experienced massive losses of sea ice in the winter that has allowed icebergs to roam freely for most of the year. A new study from the British Antarctic Survey demonstrates how...

asteroid Eros
2014-06-16 12:21:29

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, June 19, NASA will host a televised update on recent progress and upcoming milestones in the agency's efforts to identify, capture and relocate an asteroid, and send astronauts to take samples of it in the 2020s. The 1-2:30 p.m. EDT event will kick off a two-day virtual workshop to highlight successes and new opportunities through NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge, which coincides with its first anniversary....

2014-06-15 23:02:17

Forum Highlights Global Topics Related to Philippines and Opportunities in the US and Abroad San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 15, 2014 The Science and Technology Advisory Council, Silicon Valley (“STAC-SV”), the Consulate General of the Philippines and the Philippine Trade & Investment Center are pleased to announce the second Latitude Longitude Business Conference to take place on Friday, June 20, 2014 in the newly renovated ground floor of the Philippine Center in San...

2014-06-13 08:20:20

USAF multi-network proof-of-concept test integrates WGS and commercial Ka-band systems CARLSBAD, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In-flight network switching between a U.S. Government Ka-band Wideband Global SATCOM satellite and a commercial Ka-band satellite has been successfully demonstrated by ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). The USAF proof of concept flight demonstration was conducted under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Air Force Life Cycle Management...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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