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2014-09-02 16:22:43

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kibush Capital Corporation (OTC: DLCR) announced today the signing of an Agreement with the leaseholders of Mining Lease ML369 located at Bitoi River, Wae, Papua New Guinea for the development and commercialization of the area. It provides for the parties to make an application to the Resource Mining Authority for an approved Alluvial Mining Lease. The leases cover approximately 4 hectares of Alluvial Resource and are located in an...

Wolf Spiders Feasting On American Toads Due To Invasive Grass
2014-09-02 03:57:51

By Sandi Martin, University of Georgia An invasive grass species frequently found in forests has created a thriving habitat for wolf spiders, who then feed on American toads, a new University of Georgia study has found. Japanese stiltgrass, which was accidentally introduced to the US in the early 1900s, is one of the most pervasive invasive species and has spread to more than a dozen states in the past century, particularly in the Southeast. Typically found along roads and in forests,...

2014-09-01 23:04:04

University of Hawaii, The Great Pacific Race and Project Kaisei collaborate on Fukushima disaster study. Honolulu , Hawaii (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Final contestants of the Great Pacific Race reached Honolulu last weekend after a 2,400-mile adventure that started in Monterey, California over two months ago. Great Pacific Race support boat Captain Rod Mayer, took water samples at various points along the course as directed by the University of Hawaii and Project Kaisei, contributing to...

2014-09-01 16:24:37

LONDON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Construction in Mexico - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1634377/Construction-in-Mexico---Key-Trends-and-Opportunities-to-2018.html SynopsisThis report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into the Mexican construction industry including:- Mexican construction industry's growth prospects by market, project type and type of...

2014-09-01 12:21:10

DALLAS, September 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the report "Crop Protection Chemicals Market by Type (Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides, and Others), by Crop Type (Cereals & grains, Oilseeds & pulses, Fruits & vegetables, and others), by Geography - Global Trends and Forecast to 2019", the crop protection market is projected to grow from $50,718.46 Million in 2013 to $69,614.33 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2014 to 2019. The global crop...

rising antartic sea level
2014-09-01 05:17:20

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The sea level around the coast of Antarctica is expected to rise faster than the projected global rate, experts from the University of Southampton report in research appearing Sunday in the advanced online edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. In the paper, lead author Craig Rye and colleagues from the National Oceanography Centre, the British Antarctic Survey and the Scottish Association for Marine Science explain that satellite...

asteroid citizen forum
2014-08-29 03:00:59

NASA NASA is finding asteroids, including those that might threaten our home planet, and sending humans to explore one. The agency is engaging the public in the Asteroid Grand Challenge to find all asteroid threats to human population and know what to do about them, accelerating NASA's existing planetary defense work. NASA is also developing a first-ever mission to identify, capture and redirect a near-Earth asteroid to a stable orbit around the moon, where astronauts will explore it in...

derelict trap
2014-08-29 03:00:01

NOAA Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles. These traps result in losses to habitat, fisheries, and the watermen who depend on the resources -- losses that are largely preventable, according to a newly published NOAA study. The report, published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, is the first of its kind to examine the derelict fish trap...

2014-08-28 23:14:54

The community is invited to attend a free fundraising event on September 30 in Seattle to learn how to help alleviate the impact of the Ebola crisis and learn about the work being done in Liberia by educational NPO. Event features live music, beverages, a silent auction and more. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Washington based nonprofit The Hope Project will host its biggest fundraiser yet on September 30, 2014 at Fremont Abbey Arts Center in Seattle from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Seattle...

2014-08-28 00:20:20

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan held its inaugural New Zealand Excellence Awards on 28 August 2014 at Villa Maria, presenting a total of 18 awards to companies across the industries of Food, Energy and Power, Healthcare and Information Communication Technologies. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/140828 The New Zealand Excellence Awards will be an annual event to honour companies that have demonstrated outstanding...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'