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2014-10-07 08:35:04

Simplified, Streamlined and Efficient Analysis of Earth Observation Data BERLIN, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today eCognition® Essentials, a new software solution for geospatial and remote sensing professionals performing land cover mapping tasks using satellite imagery. eCognition Essentials offers an intuitive image analysis solution that allows users of all levels to quickly produce high-quality, Geographic Information System (GIS)-ready...

2014-10-07 08:26:54

NYACK, N.Y., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspiration can be found in the smallest of things - a pine cone, a butterfly, a key. Since Christmas of the year 2000, Rosemarie Monaco has been sending hand-made ornaments, accompanied by inspirational stories of faith and hope, to her clients, family and friends. "Just Believe: Stories of Inspiration" is a collection of those stories and the ideas that helped them jump from Rosemarie's imagination to the page. Beautifully illustrated, the...

2014-10-07 08:22:56

Cox Enterprises releases first survey to examine sustainability challenges and opportunities for SMBs ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) want better sustainability programs but are hindered by costs and a perception that investments in these initiatives don't matter to customers, according to a sustainability survey released today by Cox Enterprises. The Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey is the first nationwide survey to examine...

2014-10-07 08:22:47

International Competition by Action For Nature Rewards Young Eco-Heroes for Exceptional Global Environmental Campaigns SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Across the U.S. and around the globe, environmental activism is getting a boost from kid power. Action For Nature (AFN) today announced the extraordinary winners of its 2014 International Young Eco-Hero Awards competition. The organization recognized these inspirational youth because they are helping to create a...

Pacific Ocean
2014-10-07 05:00:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Water expands as it gets warmer and climatologists have suspected that warming in the deep ocean may add to rising sea levels around the world. However, a new study has found evidence that the deep ocean is not warming measurably. The study researchers, from at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, added that this finding, reported in the journal Nature Climate Change, does not solve the mystery of why global warming...

2014-10-06 23:06:00

Patented Product Attributed to Reducing Pig Manure Stench by 75 Percent McKinney, Texas (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 DryLet a biotechnology company providing industry-leading products for use in applications such as animal waste reduction bioremediation, wastewater treatment, aquaculture and grease, fat and oil reduction in wastewater treatment plants and restaurant kitchen settings, announced today that ManureMagic™, its patented product for the animal waste industry, was featured in an...

2014-10-06 20:22:44

LONDON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coexisting with the satellite remote sensing industry, the aerial imagery business is undergoing a spectacular change, largely influenced by technological developments and growing applications. Aerial imagery industry embraced digital technologies and is now offering extensive information to consumers who require coverage at particular times and very high resolution. Though the aerial photography market is small it has high growth potential....

2014-10-06 20:21:11

List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varentec(TM), a pioneer in real-time distributed Grid-Edge Control(TM) solutions that allow electric utilities to simultaneously manage demand, improve efficiency, and absorb high levels of PV solar energy, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2014 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through the...

Florida Keys
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,...


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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