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Gulf Coast Struggles With Oil Spill And Its Economic Costs
2014-08-20 03:00:37

Sue Nichols, Michigan State University When it comes to understanding America’s coastal fisheries, anecdotes are gripping – stories of a choking algae bloom, or a bay’s struggle with commercial development. But when it comes to taking action, there’s no beating big data. In this week’s edition of Estuaries and Coasts, a Michigan State University doctoral student joins with others to give a sweeping assessment to understand how human activities are affecting estuaries, the...

2014-08-20 12:21:25

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation released a new research brief -- analyzing nine major public opinion polls from the last three years -- that finds Latinos overwhelming support greater environmental protections, such as preserving parks and public lands, so much so that conservation issues could influence voting decisions in the mid-term elections. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140820/137887 "This report...

2014-08-20 12:21:23

Symposium Hosts Experts in Science, Conservation, and Strategy to Discuss Botanic Gardens in the 21st Century WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), in conjunction with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, will hold a Symposium and Dinner Tuesday, October 7(th) in Washington, DC. Celebrating the 50(th) anniversary of NTBG's Congressional Charter, leading experts in preserving plant species, the impact of global changes...

2014-08-20 12:21:14

HOUSTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Glass Technology Services - eCORP Stimulation Technologies, LLC (ecorpStim) is pleased to announce the addition of the Glass Technology Services (GTS), Sheffield, UK, (www.glass-ts.com) to ecorpStim's clean shale stimulation research and development consortium. Scientists at GTS who have many years' experience in novel uses of glass based materials will assist the consortium research team - which includes doctors and scientists at Baylor College...

2014-08-20 12:21:10

CINCINNATI, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CECO Environmental Corp. (NasdaqGM: CECE), a leading global environmental technology company focused on critical solutions in the air pollution control (APC), energy, fluid handling and filtration industries, announced today that its Met-Pro Global Pump Solutions subsidiary ("MPGPS") recently introduced the patent-pending Fybroc® Series 8500 All-FRP Vertical Turbine Pump. This innovative new technology is the first of its kind and features...

2014-08-20 12:20:55

Cargill's fiscal 2014 charitable contributions span 59 countries MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill today released its fiscal 2014 corporate responsibility report entitled "Delivering Responsibly in the Global Food System." The report focuses on the work Cargill does around the world to improve access to safe, affordable and nutritious food, operate responsible supply chains and benefit communities in which it operates. "The global food system is being challenged to...

2014-08-20 12:20:46

CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSLR-Free Report), SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq:SPWR-Free Report), Trina Solar Ltd. (NYSE:TSL-Free Report), Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE-Free Report) and ReneSola Ltd....

Boophis ankarafensis
2014-08-20 03:45:37

Pensoft A new species of the Boophis rappiodes group is described from the hidden streams of Ankarafa Forest, northwest of Madagascar. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. The new species Boophis ankarafensis is green in color with bright red speckling across its head and back, but what truly distinguishes this species is a high genetic divergence and different call with a triple click, compared to the usual double. All individuals were detected from the banks...

Did An Exceptional Iceberg Cause The Sinking Of The Titanic?
2014-08-20 03:06:07

Wiley While the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new Significance paper points to 2 other unfavorable factors outside human control: there were a greater number of icebergs than normal that year, and weather conditions had driven them further south, and earlier in the year, than was usual. The paper also notes that iceberg discharge from glaciers is increasing, with more heavy iceberg years since the 1980s than before, and...

Butterflies Responses To Warmer Temperatures Could Compromise Their Ability To Adapt To Future Climate Change
2014-08-20 03:45:01

Wiley Members of the brown argus butterfly species that moved north in response to recent climate change have evolved a narrower diet dependent on wild Geranium plants, UK researchers report. However, butterflies that did not move north have more diverse diets, including plants such as Rockrose that are abundant in southern parts of the UK. So although rapid evolutionary changes have allowed the brown argus to move north and track the warming climate, they have led to a more restricted...


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Maud Island Frog, Leiopelma pakeka
2014-08-22 10:38:14

The Maud Island frog is native to New Zealand, first discovered in the 1940’s. Originally classified as the same species as the Hamilton’s frog, it was reclassified in 1998 as its own species. The Maud Island frog is one of the oldest species known. It has been in existence for roughly 200 million years. In 2006, 60 Maud Island frogs were introduced to a predator free sanctuary. Thirty others were also released outside the sanctuary for comparison. In February 2008, 13 juvenile frogs...

Palawan Horned Frog, Megophrys ligayae
2014-08-21 11:52:00

The Palawan horned frog is native to the Philippines where the habitat is tropical or subtropical dry forests, moist lowland forests, moist shrub land, and rivers. Habitat loss is a contributing factor in the reduction of the population of this species. It is listed as endangered on the IUCN list. The color of this species is a light brown or grey with two ridges running down the back and a dark triangular patch behind the dark brown eyes. It has a large and wide head with a pointed snout....

Long-Nosed Horned Frog, Megophrys nasuta
2014-08-21 11:45:09

The long-nosed horned frog is also known as the Malayan horned frog or the Malayan leaf frog. The habitat of this species is in rain forest areas, where it is cool and damp, ranging from southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia to Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo. The body length of the long-nosed horned frog is around four inches. It is light to dark brown in color with camouflaged markings to blend in with the forest floor. The throat is dark in color spreading to a cream color halfway on the...

Mindanao Horned Frog, Megophrys stejnegeri
2014-08-21 10:47:27

The Mindanao horned frog, also known as the Southeast Asian horned toad, is native to the Philippines and found only on the island of Mindanao. The habitat of this frog is tropical and subtropical moist forests, near ponds and rivers. The Mindanao horned frog can be found in elevations up to 1.5 miles as long as it has an ample water supply for breeding. The Mindanao horned frog has a large head and mouth in comparison to the body. It also has pointed horn-like humps sticking out above the...

Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

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