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dementor wasp
2015-05-28 13:13:52

Southeast Asia’s Mekong Delta is a treasure trove for weird new species, and in the last year alone, scientists have found a total of 139 new species.

2015-05-28 12:35:37

Mobile App and Rewards Program Helps Shoppers Shift to Reusable Shopping Bags CHICAGO, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "Habits are hard to break," so the saying goes.

2015-05-28 12:24:49

DUBLIN, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/khqhtl/global_biobased)

2015-05-28 12:24:36

A New Orleans Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon to Commemorate Hurricane Katrina NEW YORK, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-Winner Sheryl Crow visited New Orleans East on

2015-05-28 12:24:26

MOSCOW, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This month marks the one year anniversary of the biggest Siberian tiger release in history.

2015-05-28 12:24:11

Second annual ISGAN Award, inaugural GSGF Award celebrate excellence in smart grids for renewable energy integration MÉRIDA, Mexico, May.

2015-05-28 12:24:07

Customers in Keystone State Offered Competitive Rates and Green Energy Options AKRON, Ohio, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy provider Star Energy Partners(TM) has expanded its service territory

store ice antarctica
2015-05-28 10:33:22

Where can you safely store the ice cores without the risk of them melting? One novel solution is to bury them in the world’s biggest, coldest, and most reliable natural deep freeze facility – Antarctica.

curiosity methane mars
2015-05-28 09:33:10

One of the reasons the Curiosity rover was sent to Mars was to determine once and for all if the Red Planet was emitting methane, but could it have actually further muddled matters instead by giving off the chemical compound itself?

new human species
2015-05-28 09:30:51

An international team of researchers working in Ethiopia has uncovered fossil remains of a new species of ancient human, according to a new report in the journal Nature.


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Ipomopsis polyantha
2014-12-13 15:16:45

Ipomopsis polyantha is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Pagosa skyrocket and Archuleta County standing-cypress. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. I. polyantha can be found growing naturally only in the United States, specifically in Colorado. It can be found in one county, Archuleta County. It is found only in Ponderosa pine and oak forests, growing in soil derived from Mancos Shale. As recently as 2011, the plant was listed as...

Ipomopsis aggregata
2014-12-13 14:49:47

Ipomopsis aggregata is a flowering plant species. The plant’s Latin scientific name, “Ipomopsis”, means similar to Ipomoea or Morning Glories, referencing the species similarities. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet trumpet and Skyrocket. I. aggregata is indigenous to western North America. It can be found growing from British Columbia all the way south to Mexico. Ipomopsis aggregata is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. Ipomopsis aggregata...

Elingamita
2014-12-13 14:45:59

Elingamita is a genus consisting of one single tree/shrub species. The single species is the Elingamita johnsonii plant. Elingamita is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. Elingamita johnsonii plants can be found growing naturally only on the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand. The plant may grow as a small tree or as a shrub in forest and coastal scrub habitats. Due to the species limited areas of growth the genus is vulnerable to extinction due to fire or unforeseen events. Elingamita...

Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...

Hawaiian Rail, Porzana sandwichensis
2014-12-09 12:12:23

The Hawaiian Rail (Porzana sandwichensis), known also as the Hawaiian Crake or the Hawaiian Spotted Rail, was a rather enigmatic species of minuscule rail that resided on Big Island of Hawaii, but is currently extinct. A dark form and a lighter form are known. There is considerable confusion by the existence of two distinct forms. While it can’t be completely excluded that early specimens were collected on another island, only O’ahu and Kaua’I seem plausible given the history of...

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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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