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2014-01-09 12:22:33

COMPANY PLANS TO EXPAND IN 2014 BASED ON ITS DRILLING SUCCESS PLANO, Texas, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Rare Earths, Inc., (OTCBB:UREE), a U.S. based domestic rare earths exploration company with more than 25,000 acres of mining claims in Idaho, Montana, and Colorado, announced today that it is beginning 2014 having successfully extracted the first critical rare earths in the continental U.S. The deposits come from the company's Last Chance Property in Montana. Preliminary...

2014-01-09 12:20:02

Soil erosion may reveal ancient water management in Mahendraparvata Soil erosion and vegetation change indicate approximately 400 years of intensive land use around the city of Mahendraparvata in the Phnom Kulen region beginning in the mid 9th century, with marked change in water management practices from the 12th century, according to results published January 8, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Dan Penny from the University of Sydney and colleagues from other institutions....

Shrinking Habitat Doesn't Keep Emperor Penguins From Breeding
2014-01-09 11:35:03

[ Watch the Video: Emperor Penguins Are Breeding On Ice Shelves ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online The emperor penguins of Antarctica, which have lost much of their breeding habitat due to shrinking ice pack, have shown their resiliency to environmental impacts by moving to new breeding locations where ice is thicker, as has been seen via satellite images, reports BBC News' Jonathan Amos. A new study, published in the online journal PLOS ONE, describes the...

2014-01-09 08:21:06

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Haiti Air Ambulance (HAA), a New York not-for-profit corporation, will offer Haiti's first helicopter emergency medical service this Spring. Funded entirely from private contributions and operated to FAA air ambulance standards, the new service will be officially announced this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Haiti. Four years after the devastating earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010, Haiti still has only one trauma center, no air ambulance...

2014-01-08 23:02:10

AIM China is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Can Li to the position of Sales Manager in Eastern and Northern China. Cranston, Rhode Island (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 AIM Solder, a global leader in the manufacture of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Can Li to the position of Sales Manager. Effective 1 December, 2013, Li will be responsible for AIM’s sales development in the eastern and northern regions of China...

2014-01-08 23:01:34

The Wilderness Society's President Jamie Williams commends business commitment to America's public lands. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday that American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. will provide $1 million to help fund the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), and in doing so, will help put young people and veterans to work on America's public lands. American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing retailer that...

2014-01-08 08:30:07

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) was recently recognized by Walmart(TM) as a contributor to their goal of lowering greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Specifically, the Company's work on the E Series engine was a significant contributor and the impetus behind Walmart's recognition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120529/CG15020LOGO) "We are incredibly proud to be recognized by one of the largest retailers in the world,"...

2014-01-08 04:20:45

LONDON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Globeleq, the leading wind energy company in Central America, announced the financial close and notice to proceed on construction of two wind generation projects in Costa Rica and Honduras. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040611/DAF004LOGO) Construction of the 50 MW Orosi project in Costa Rica and the 24 MW expansion of the existing 102 MW Cerro de Hula wind farm will be managed by Globeleq's majority owned subsidiary, Globeleq...

2014-01-08 04:20:43

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Welltec Corporation, a Danish based, oil and gas services company, is pleased to announce the award of a direct, two year contract from Shell Gabon for the supply of conveyance, well intervention and clean-out services. "Shell Gabon is focused on realizing incremental production from existing assets in Gabon. The value proposition offered by Welltec's services will enable Shell Gabon to realize their objectives of...

2014-01-07 23:26:35

A climate change science-tourism expedition got trapped when they set out to prove global warming is causing Antarctica's sea ice to melt, despite data showing the Antarctic 2013 year-average sea ice area is the highest ever recorded during the satellite era, which began in 1979. Friends of Science point out on their Polar Region Sea Ice web-page that Antarctic sea ice data shows it is 1.5 million sq. km larger than 30 year average and that there has been no global warming in 16...


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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