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2015-04-01 23:01:28

Leading the way with HydroTurf® ADVANCED REVETMENT SYSTEM Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 Watershed Geosynthetics® is honored to be awarded

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2015-04-01 13:47:40

The secrets of how Earth’s continents first formed over 2.5 billion years ago lie in relatively recent geologic events that took place 10 million years ago in what is now Panama and Costa Rica.

2015-04-01 08:23:46

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Water Supply Cost Savings Act, H.R.

2015-04-01 08:23:23

TORONTO, April 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Corporate Knights, the premier business and sustainability magazine in North America, congratulates Export Development Canada (EDC) for taking top spot on the

2015-04-01 08:23:20

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc.

2015-03-31 23:14:40

Naturalist Journeys’ announces an expansion of its eco-travel program in Guyana with three tours coming up over the fall and winter season: October 10 – 21, 2015, Feb.

2015-03-31 23:08:08

BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report on air pollution control equipment, with the industrial sector significantly

2015-03-31 16:26:05

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria's Supreme Court has set a May 18 hearing date in the 15-month-old dispute between Brittania-U Limited of Nigeria and Chevron Nigeria and

2015-03-30 23:01:48

IP-S3 unveiled at the SPAR International 3D Measurement and Imaging Conference LIVERMORE, Calif.


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Eastern Pondhawk
2014-11-19 10:48:05

The eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the common pondhawk, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern areas of the United States, Belize, two provinces of Canada including Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, eleven states in Mexico, and Nicaragua, among other areas. This species is found near almost every source of water. It differs in appearance depending upon the sex, with males holding blue and green color and...

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...

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Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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