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Amazon Inhales More Carbon Than It Emits
2014-03-18 20:28:30

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, therefore reducing global warming. This finding resolves a long-standing debate about a key component of the overall carbon balance of the Amazon basin. The Amazon's carbon balance is a matter of life and death: living trees take carbon dioxide out of the air as they grow, and dead trees put the...

2014-03-18 08:22:13

New contract highlights Lockheed Martin's continued role as leader of ocean energy BALTIMORE, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding to its recent momentum in ocean energy, Lockheed Martin announced today that it is further advancing the next generation of tidal energy. Lockheed Martin has commenced a contract from global tidal energy leader Atlantis Resources Ltd. (ARL:LN) to optimize the design of Atlantis' new 1.5-megawatt tidal turbine, the AR1500....

2014-03-17 16:21:34

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, today announced that it( )has scheduled a conference call for Monday, March 31, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. (ET) to discuss the Company's financial results for its full year 2013...

2014-03-17 12:25:18

The South American country arrives in San Francisco for the third consecutive time to showcase a diverse and creative export supply, ranging from games to social networks and tablets. Chilean authority say the industry has grown in size but that quality is even better, a well-cared trademark since the start of the Chilean game industry. SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight Chilean companies together with ProChile and the Trade Association for Video Game Developers of...

Greenland Ice Sheet Receding And Is Now Considered Unstable
2014-03-17 10:26:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report in the journal Nature Climate Change, the last stable section of the Greenland ice sheet is receding and now considered unstable – a development that could portend even more ice loss in the future and significant sea level rise. The report focused on a key ice stream in the Greenland ice sheet. Ice streams drain an ice basin from the interior of the sheet, in the same way that regular streams drain water...

2014-03-17 08:32:06

Company receives Best Practices Award for commitment to Ka-band innovation CARLSBAD, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the findings of its Best Practices research, Frost & Sullivan has presented the 2013 North American Technology Leadership Award in the satellite Ka-Band market to ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091216/VIASATLOGO The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets...

2014-03-17 08:24:38

Leading Corporations Partner with National Nonprofit and Its Affiliate Network to Engage and Educate Volunteers to Improve Their Community's Environment STAMFORD, Conn., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, announced today the launch of the 16th annual Great American Cleanup. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140317/DC83834LOGO The Great American Cleanup is the...

Ongoing climate change caused by human influences will alter the nature of how rain and snow falls
2014-03-17 05:28:20

First-of-its-kind analysis considers the effects of climate change on a daily basis Robert Monroe, Scripps Institution of Oceanography By the end of the 21st century, some parts of the world can expect as many as 30 more days a year without precipitation, according to a new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researchers. Ongoing climate change caused by human influences will alter the nature of how rain and snow falls; areas that are prone to dry conditions...

2014-03-16 23:01:36

ReportsnReports.com adds “Nigeria 2014 Wealth Book” report to its research database. The report includes comprehensive forecasts to 2018. (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 In 2013, Nigerian HNWIs held 17.2%, equal to US$15 billion, of their wealth outside their home country, which is below the global average of 20–30%. This report reviews the performance and asset allocations of HNWIs and Ultra HNWIs in Nigeria. It also includes an evaluation of the local wealth management market. This...

2014-03-15 23:04:34

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Future of the Norwegian Defense Industry – Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2019” to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 Synopsis This report is the result of extensive market and company research covering the Norwegian defense industry, and provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values including key growth stimulators, analysis of the leading companies in the...


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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