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2014-10-13 08:22:25

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forester Media Inc., publisher of Stormwater magazine, is seeking papers for presentation at StormCon 2015, which will take place in Austin, TX, August 2 - 6, 2015. The 2015 conference will feature six program tracks, described below. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO Presentations for StormCon 2015 will be 30 minutes each, including a question-and-answer period. Please carefully read the information below before...

2014-10-11 23:03:43

Tempus Global Data, the leader in next generation weather forecasting, has created an advisory team of leading scientists in their fields. Ogden, Utah (PRWEB) October 11, 2014 Tempus Global Data, Inc. today announced the formation of a science advisory council, to provide guidance and insight into the successful design, build and launch of STORM, the highly anticipated hyperspectral sounding weather instrument. Alan Hall, Chairman and CEO of Tempus Global Data, released the names of the...

2014-10-10 23:06:22

In the first online webcast of “The Randall Lewis Seminar Series,” hosted by Ron Loveridge, Director of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development at UC Riverside, spoke with Celeste Cantu, general manager of the Santa Ana Water Planning Authority (SAWPA). Cantu said a perfect storm of events is now challenging the state’s water supply and its future sustainability Riverside, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Water conservation is vital now that California’s drought is entering the...

Antarctic Sea Ice Reached New Record High Extent This Year
2014-10-10 03:41:14

[ Watch The Video: The Arctic And The Antarctic Respond In Opposite Ways ] Provided by Kate Ramsayer, NASA Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s. The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. The new Antarctic sea ice...

2014-10-09 20:21:30

South African Tourism Joins Carnegie Hall in Month-Long Tribute to South Africa's 20th Anniversary of Freedom & Democracy NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The unique sounds of South Africa reverberated through the streets of Manhattan earlier today during a free mobile pop-up concert hosted by South African Tourism honoring South Africa's 20(th) anniversary of freedom and democracy. Featuring performances by two of South Africa's most renowned Grammy-nominated musical icons,...

The Unexamined Marine Diversity In The 'Coral Triangle'
2014-10-09 03:46:26

Provided by Pensoft Publishers Research on zoantharians, a group of animals related to corals and anemones, by researchers James Reimer of the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan, Angelo Poliseno of Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Italy, and Bert Hoeksema from Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands, has demonstrated how little we know about marine diversity in the so-called "center of marine biodiversity" located in the central Indo-Pacific Ocean. The study was...

2014-10-09 12:24:00

Strategic Financial Advisory firm ("CPC") strengthens its commitment to identifying, advising and funding essential water projects by engaging with STW Water to finance over $400 million in water projects across Texas. MIDLAND, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CLEAN POWER CAPITAL ("CPC") services clients in the accelerating Clean Technology and Renewables markets with a focus on water companies and projects. Recently, Global Water Intelligence reported that the total addressable...

2014-10-09 08:34:12

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Corporate Knights, the quarterly magazine for clean capitalism, is now Canada's first online destination devoted to daily coverage of national and international sustainability news, analysis and features. Visitors to the newly re-launched Corporateknights.com website can now access stories and viewpoints across a range of areas where business, economy and sustainability intersect - from clean technology, low-carbon transportation and smart cities to...

2014-10-09 08:29:25

'Sanborn Online' Transforms the Way Customers Can Select and Purchase Data COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the introduction of Sanborn Online, The Sanborn Map Company, Inc., (Sanborn) has streamlined the way its customers can purchase the firm's world-class collection of digital 3-D building data. Sanborn Online, the official digital storefront for Sanborn-acquired data, lets customers view available metropolitan areas and data types, select the data they...

2014-10-09 08:21:37

Novus products and improvements positively impact entire industry ST. LOUIS, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novus International, Inc. releases its 2013 Sustainability Report, which documents and measures the company's comprehensive social, environmental and economic sustainability program. Titled "Summing up Sustainability", the report highlights progress in the company's key focus areas, which include: Customer Productivity and Profitability, Supply Chain Efficiency, Human Health 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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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