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2014-08-20 04:20:49

CALGARY, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Vermilion Energy Inc. ("Vermilion", the "Company", "We" or "Our") (TSX, NYSE: VET) is pleased to announce the release of our first Sustainability Report detailing our efforts to generate environmental, social, and economic benefits for all stakeholders. This inaugural report provided a framework for describing how we approach sustainability in our operations, and to recognize our achievements, detail our challenges and establish targets for...

2014-08-19 23:14:21

A $10,000 grant will be awarded to a marine conservation-focused citizen science project by National Geographic Society Explorers, Red Bull Athlete and OTUSA Skipper Jimmy Spithill, Rod and Heidi Roddenberry, and Swift Engineering. San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 National Geographic Society Explorers, Red Bull Athlete and OTUSA Skipper Jimmy Spithill, Rod and Heidi Roddenberry, and Swift Engineering have teamed up to identify and implement innovative solutions for creating a more...

2014-08-19 23:10:29

Foundation to Streamline Business and Enhance Services for Donors and Partners with Stellar Technology Solutions’ iPhi Product Suite Stroudsburg, PA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Stellar Technology Solutions LLC, a leading provider of web-based philanthropic fund management software, today announced that American Baptist Foundation has selected Stellar’s iPhi® Product Suite as part of its initiative to streamline financial and operations management and to enhance services to donors and...

2014-08-19 23:01:54

Hayward Baker announces the addition of Dr. Ghassan Akrouch as Design Engineer at the company's Tampa, Florida regional office. Hanover, Maryland (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Hayward Baker Inc. (HB), North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, is pleased to announce the addition of Ghassan Akrouch, Ph.D. as Design Engineer to the company’s regional office in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Akrouch will focus his efforts in HB’s Southern Region, a dynamic and challenging region for the...

Tibetan locals
2014-08-19 03:00:55

Julie Kiefer, University of Utah In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive in the thin air on the Tibetan Plateau, with an average elevation of 14,800 feet. A University of Utah led discovery that hinged as much on strides in cultural diplomacy as on scientific advancements, is the first to identify a genetic variation, or mutation, that contributes to the adaptation, and to reveal how it works. The research appeared online in the journal Nature Genetics on Aug....

california Central Valley drought
2014-08-19 02:30:55

Rosalie Murphy, JPL Earth Science and Technology Directorate About 60 percent of California is experiencing "exceptional drought," the U.S. Drought Monitor's most dire classification. The agency issued the same warning to Texas and the southeastern United States in 2012. California's last two winters have been among the driest since records began in 1879. Without enough water in the soil, seeds can't sprout roots, leaves can't perform photosynthesis, and agriculture can't be sustained....

2014-08-18 16:25:41

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Rare Earths Elements in High-Tech Industries: Market Analysis and Forecasts amid China's Trade Embargohttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2244733/Rare-Earths-Elements-in-High-Tech-Industries-Market-Analysis-and-Forecasts-amid-China's-Trade-Embargo.htmlRare earth elements are used in CMP polishing slurries and as high-k dielectrics in the semiconductor industry. . Prices of ceria, used in STI...

2014-08-18 12:29:01

Backers looking to put "New Mexico Certified Chile(TM)" on par with "Vidalia Onions" LAS CRUCES, N.M., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Mexico's Chile farmers and processors are joining an effort to protect their peppers from counterfeiters looking to profit from New Mexico's famous Chile reputation. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:30 p.m. Governor Martinez will announce the New Mexico Certified Chile(TM) program at The Range in Bernalillo. The Range is the first New Mexico...

Human Contribution To Glacier Mass Loss Increasing
2014-08-18 03:43:32

University of Innsbruck By combining climate and glacier models, scientists headed by Ben Marzeion from the University of Innsbruck have found unambiguous evidence for anthropogenic glacier mass loss in recent decades. In a paper published in Science, the researchers report that about one quarter of the global glacier mass loss during the period of 1851 to 2010 is attributable to anthropogenic causes. The fraction of human contribution increased steadily and accelerated to almost two...

2014-08-18 00:20:30

ContourGlobal will invest euro 85m to build, own and operate a new power generation facility located on an existing brownfield site in Dakar, Senegal under a 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement DAKAR, Senegal and PARIS and NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal, an international power generation company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Senegalese national utility, Societe Nationale d'Electricite du Senegal (SENELEC), to rehabilitate an...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'