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2014-10-06 16:21:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA are funding three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to monitor marine biodiversity at scales ranging from microbes to whales. The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) also plans to contribute. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The projects, funded at...

2014-10-06 12:22:58

Top Climate Impact Experts Provide More Accurate Coastal Risk Assessments and Cost-Effective Adaptation Solutions FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In greater and greater numbers, Americans are beginning to notice climate impacts all around them. Rain comes in heavier downpours. Nuisance flooding increased nearly a thousand percent in some coastal cities. Seasonal high tides bring street flooding to Miami Beach, even on sunny days. During the next mortgage cycle,...

2014-10-06 12:21:27

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cold waters of Earth's deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, analyzed satellite and direct ocean temperature data from 2005 to 2013 and found the ocean abyss below 1.24...

2014-10-06 08:25:02

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- I'm inviting you out for the whole weekend! This is a pleasant proposition that is usually cut short due to a lack of time or money, or else because we already know by heart the places there are to visit ... but none of that applies to Honduras in late October. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141003/150294 With the aim of encouraging domestic tourism, the highest levels of government in Honduras have decided to combine...

antarctica melting
2014-10-04 03:00:13

ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that new research shows may have led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level. The research published in Nature Communications found that in the past, when ocean temperatures around Antarctica became more layered - with a warm layer of water below a cold surface layer - ice sheets and...

2014-10-03 23:05:36

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Outlines Five Step Program to Alleviate Global Drought and Water Shortages. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 The global fresh water crisis, currently out of control and projected to impact five billion of Earth’s eight billion people by the year 2050,* could be solved, reports water advocate and radio host Sharon Kleyne. “We know what must be done,” says Kleyne, “and we have most of the technology. The only impediment would be...

2014-10-03 08:21:41

Company raises an aggregate $3.1 million since December 2013 PLANO, Texas and NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Rare Earths, Inc., (OTCQB: UREE), a U.S. domestic rare earths exploration company with mining claims in Idaho, Montana, and Colorado, announced today that it has raised an aggregate $3.1 million since December 2013. The Company sold an aggregate 837,000 shares of common stock at an effective price of $2.50 per share through June 30, 2014. In addition, the...

Flights Rerouted Due To 35,000 Walruses Massed On Alaskan Beach
2014-10-03 07:47:41

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A dense mass of Pacific walruses, estimated to be 35,000 strong, has gathered on a beach in northwest Alaska, approximately five miles north of Point Lay. Scientists believe this unprecedented number of animals has been driven to shore by a lack of sea ice. The UK’s Guardian newspaper reported today that the United States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has rerouted flights in the area in order to reduce the risk of planes causing a...

2014-10-02 23:08:56

Fresh Water Crisis, Not Climate Change, Should Be Top Global Priority Says Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Sponsor. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 The Executive Board of Bio-Logic Aqua Research today announced that they will continue their sponsorship of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Radio Show. They made this decision, the Board announced, because they endorse the strong activist position taken by the show’s host, Sharon Kleyne, who believes that the global fresh...

Rating The Earth’s Oceans
2014-10-02 03:59:24

By Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara The most comprehensive assessment conducted by the Ocean Health Index rates the Earth’s oceans at 67 out of 100 in overall health. In addition, for the first time, the report assessed the Antarctic and the 15 ocean regions beyond national jurisdiction (high-seas areas) — all critical regions for maintaining a healthy climate, safeguarding biodiversity and providing sustainable food sources. In the third annual update of the index, a partnership led...


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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Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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