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2014-07-09 08:23:55

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AFRICA24 MEDIA, the continent's premiere international quality TV production house, is sending its COO & Senior Executive Producer Daniel Furnad to West Africa. He is arriving Monday in Lagos, Nigeria, for a 7+ nation tour that will take him to Burkina Faso, Senegal, Cote D'Ivoire, Liberia, Ghana, Cameroon and maybe your country as well. This is all part of the AFRICA24 MEDIA initiative to engage local African TV...

2014-07-08 23:10:57

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Urges Greater Women Involvement in Water and Drought Issues as Water Crisis Increases, as Living Water International Announces 2014 Gala Honoring Women. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Water activist and entrepreneur Sharon Kleyne believes that in the increasing world’s global fresh water crisis, women should play an important role. She is encouraged by the record number of women assuming high profile leadership positions in water...

2014-07-08 23:10:21

HiLoft™ Cotton's USDA Biobased Product Label signifies a level of trust that consumers want. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its HiLoft™ cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part...

2014-07-08 23:09:59

Algalita to host interactive broadcast and expert panel on July 20 from the North Pacific Ocean to discuss the latest research and issues regarding plastic pollution in our oceans. RSVP required to attend event in Southern California Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Algalita, the Long Beach Marine Research and Education organization, in partnership with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, will bring from the middle of the North Pacific Central Gyre to the mainland an interactive broadcast...

2014-07-08 23:07:30

Heartland Institute's 9th Conference on Climate Change Features Patrick Moore, John Coleman Delivering Morning Keynote Addresses to Kick Off Day of Panel Discussions, Award Presentations Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore and The Weather Channel founder John Coleman open Day Two of the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC9) with keynote addresses at 8 a.m. PDT Tuesday, July 8 from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Click here to watch the...

2014-07-08 12:22:40

Startup is first to combine IP Cameras, Wireless Sensing, Solar Power and Integrated Cloud Service into a low-cost, fully integrated, end-to-end solution GOLDEN, Colo., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensera Systems® today announced the launch of the company and immediate availability of its MC-30 MultiSense(tm) Camera and Cloud Service products. The company is the first to combine cellular and WiFi, high resolution still and video imaging, data logging and control, 802.15.4 wireless...

Scientists Release Global Maps Of Soil Moisture
2014-07-08 03:28:01

[ Watch The Video: Aquarius Returns Global Maps Of Soil Moisture ] Maria-José Viñas, NASA Scientists working with data from NASA's Aquarius instrument have released worldwide maps of soil moisture, showing how the wetness of the land fluctuates with the seasons and weather phenomena. Soil moisture, the water contained within soil particles, is an important player in Earth's water cycle. It is essential for plant life and influences weather and climate. Satellite readings of soil...

2014-07-08 08:22:28

Drilling Returns: 13.07 g/t Au over 31.6m (7.43 g/t Au Cut); and 11.10 g/t Au over 8.9m (10.72 g/t Au Cut) TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX-SAS) (OTCQX-STADF), ("SAS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce additional drilling results for the Smoke Deep Zone ("Smoke Deep") at the Holloway Mine. HIGHLIGHTS OF DRILLING RESULTS (Refer to Figure 1 for a longitudinal section of Smoke Deep drilling) -- 905-05:...

2014-07-08 08:22:05

PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, EPA has been cracking down on storm-water violations at residential and commercial construction sites. Urbanized areas generally contain large portions of impervious surfaces such as roads, rooftops and parking lots that channel stormwater directly into local streams, rivers, and other water bodies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO Improperly managed stormwater runoff from urbanized areas can cause...

2014-07-08 08:21:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. and GENEVA, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) today announced a collaboration on technology applications that will aim to develop and deploy a next-generation high-resolution, multi-band hyperspectral imaging system onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The system will be used to support a variety of applications,...


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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