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2014-04-09 12:23:32

DUBLIN, Apr. 09, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f8xz4r/australia_water ) has announced the addition of the "Australia Water Market Insight" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The Australian government has put water at the forefront of the national agenda, and backed this up with multi-billion dollar spending programmes to avert a scarcity crisis, and this is creating huge opportunities...

2014-04-08 23:31:56

OMICS Group 3rd International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change will be held during July 28-30, 2014, in San Francisco, USA with an intention to provide an insight into the Recent Advancements in Geosciences and Climate Change Control. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Talking about the event Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, MD & CEO of OMICS Group International has unveiled the main objectives of the conference with an intention to bring together recognized experts from...

Permafrost Thawing Could Accelerate Global Warming
2014-04-08 15:41:51

Kathleen Haughney, Florida State University A team of researchers lead by Florida State University have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate warming trends. The research is featured in the newest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “We’ve known for a while now that permafrost is thawing,” said Suzanne Hodgkins, the lead author on the paper...

2014-04-08 08:24:48

BEIJING, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) ("China Hydroelectric" or the "Company"), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China ("China"), today announced that it will hold its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results conference call at 9:00 am ET on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The Company anticipates releasing its financial results after the market close on Monday,...

2014-04-07 04:22:06

OSAKA, Japan, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - JAPAN TIMELINE is Website Connecting "Japan's 47 Prefectural Governments" and "1,000 Travel Agencies in Asia," Offering Service in Which Local Governments Can Release Information about Their Locality to World in Realtime - Freeplus Co., Ltd., which handles the Japan tourism business, is starting a Japan tourism information distribution service called "JAPAN TIMELINE" on April 7. -- "JAPAN TIMELINE," a portal website for Japan tourism...

2014-04-05 20:20:04

PANAMA CITY, April 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama's Metro/Subway will open today, becoming the first Subway in Panama and Central America. Odebrecht was the leader responsible for the construction of Metro Line One of Panama, which has 13.7 kilometers, of which 7.5 would be underground, 4.9 elevated and 1.5 higher in trenches. "Our challenge was to not only meet the timelines, but to have the adequate manpower for this kind of project because it was the first time a Metro was being...

2014-04-04 23:36:58

Full and partial beachfront villa ownership options available starting at $129,000. Retire or relocate to the beautiful white sandy beached of Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica and enjoy La Pura Vida! Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The Palms Costa Rica is offering interested vacation home buyers two great options that can have them living the "Pura Vida" directly on the beaches of Playa Flamingo. The luxury vacation villa home property aims to provide all the...

2014-04-04 23:28:59

Study abroad programs provide rare opportunity for undergraduates to conduct hands-on, field-based research in growing field of ocean plastics. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The recent discovery of the ocean “Plastisphere” an ecological community of microbial organisms living on plastic debris in the oceans, resulted from the samples collected by undergraduate students studying abroad with SEA Semester®, operated by Sea Education Association (SEA) in Woods Hole,...

2014-04-04 23:25:16

The independent authority on web services in Singapore, singapore.bestwebdesignagencies.com, proclaims the ratings of the top website design firms for the month of April 2014. (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 singapore.bestwebdesignagencies.com, an independent research firm, has awarded the listings of the 10 best custom web design agencies in Singapore for the month of April 2014. The listings are issued on a monthly basis to decide the best agencies based on their strength and competitive...

Researchers Create First Regional Ocean Health Index
2014-04-04 14:31:12

Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara Results can help Brazilian officials identify opportunities for strategic management of ocean resources With one of the world’s longest coastlines, spanning 17 states, and very high marine and coastal biodiversity, Brazil owes much of its prosperity to the ocean. For that reason, Brazil was the site of the first Ocean Health Index regional assessment designed to evaluate the economic, social and ecological uses and benefits that people derive from the...


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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