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2015-03-02 08:43:28

Currently there are than 300 people working in Chile's local industry, growing over 51% just in the last year.

2015-03-02 08:29:11

LONDON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Immersive pop-up pavilion travels to London's South Bank to celebrate Year of Mexico

2015-03-02 08:24:39

TSX: ELD NYSE: EGO VANCOUVER, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Eldorado Gold ("Eldorado" or the "Company") hereby informs that on Friday February 27, 2015, its Greek subsidiary,

2015-03-02 08:21:27

Critical weather sensor enhances climate monitoring EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered a second Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer

2015-03-02 04:27:38

Mare Nostrum partners will meet in Kavala, Greece to jointly develop alternative legal-institutional instruments for better implementation of integrated coastal zone management along the Mediterranean KAVALA,

2015-03-02 00:21:20

Report of executions is "false," allegations of poor prison conditions are disputed. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, March 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Government of

2015-02-28 23:03:08

Naturalist Journeys, a top birding and nature tour company, announces the new Panama Green: Birds and Biodiversity Tour from July 13 - 22, 2015. Houston, TX

2015-02-27 23:21:53

With the abrupt resignation of Rajendra Pachauri, former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Friends of Science Society say this is an opportune time to overhaul the

2015-02-27 23:18:52

Antenna systems and services will support the NWS’s Geostationary Weather Satellite Antenna System mission in the United States and territories Plano, TX,


Latest Earth Reference Libraries

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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bowerly
  • Large; stout; burly.
The word 'bowerly' is an alteration of 'burly'.