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2015-04-07 23:05:34

The Special Edition will highlight the innovation used to expand the Panama Canal Broomfield, Colo.

2015-04-07 12:24:53

Thrive Natural Care Launches Fundraising Campaign on CircleUp SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Face it! Men want to look good and feel good, from head to toe,

2015-04-07 12:24:36

NRDC & Moms Clean Air Force ad raps his "Polluter Protection Plan" as a health threat to all Ohioans WASHINGTON, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new statewide television

2015-04-03 23:02:25

Measurabl, a San Diego-based software startup for sustainability reporting, has launched its reporting tool for CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project).

2015-04-02 23:05:53

TenStep Corporate has announced the opening of a new office in Costa Rica. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 02, 2015 TenStep is excited to announce a new

2015-04-02 23:02:24

Abt Associates will provide water treatment cost models and regulatory analysis tools under a new blanket purchase agreement with the EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.

2015-04-02 20:20:55

Extreme Heat, Shifting Precipitation Patterns and Rising Sea Levels Threaten California's Infrastructure, Agriculture, Tourism and Water Resources LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-04-02 12:34:09

OTTAWA, April 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and its members understand and embrace the value and importance of managing Canada's forests responsibly.

2015-04-02 12:21:43

Ball's Microwave Imager on track as best calibrated radiometer in GPM constellation BOULDER, Colo., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission

2015-04-01 23:08:35

Eco retailer bambeco® is inspiring customers to find new ways to go green as the brand takes their environmentally-minded mission to the next level with the launch of “Earth April,” an


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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Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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