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First Atlantic Hurricane Seen By NASA-JAXA's New Precipitation Satellite
2014-07-09 03:30:15

[ Watch The Video: New Precipitation Satellite Sees 2014′s 1st Atlantic Hurricane ] Ellen Gray, NASA The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory flew over Hurricane Arthur five times between July 1 and July 5, 2014. Arthur is the first tropical cyclone of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The Core Observatory was launched Feb. 27 from Japan and began its prime mission on May 29, just...

NASA Mars Orbiter Sees Rover Crossing Into New Zone
2014-07-09 03:18:30

Guy Webster, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA Mars rover Curiosity has driven out of the ellipse, approximately 4 miles wide and 12 miles long (7 kilometers by 20 kilometers), that was mapped as safe terrain for its 2012 landing inside Gale Crater. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the rover on June 27 at the end of a drive that put Curiosity right on the ellipse boundary. The landing ellipse is the...

Bonelli’s Eagle Diet Reconstruction By Means Of Isotope Analysis
2014-07-09 03:36:59

University of Barcelona Carbon, nitrogen and sulphur stable isotopes analysis is an effective technique to reconstruct nestling Bonelli’s Eagle diet, according to a paper published in the journal The Ibis, one of the most prestigious publications in the field of ornithology. The article is signed by experts Jaime Resano Mayor, Antoni Hernández Matías, Joan Real and Francesc Parés, from the Conservation Biology Group, affiliated with the Department of Animal Biology of the University...

2014-07-09 12:23:58

LONDON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:World Hydrogen Markethttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/944103/World-Hydrogen-Market.htmlWorld demand to rise 3.5%annually through 2018Global consumption of merchant andcaptive hydrogen is forecast to increase3.5 percent annually through 2018 to 290billion cubic meters, driven by stronggrowth in petroleum hydrotreating andhydrocracking refining operations. Theseadvances will be particularly...

2014-07-09 12:23:46

Free Admission to History Colorado Center, Community Celebration and Farmers' Market DENVER, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado Proud is launching its second annual Choose Colorado Tour on August 1 - the state's "birthday" - at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The 27-day, statewide road trip across Colorado's agricultural landscape kicks-off with a farmers' market offering fresh produce and statewide ag products and a community celebration for the tour's departure. The...

2014-07-09 12:23:45

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bosch is bringing its German-engineered energy storage solution to the North American market to help customers better integrate renewables, lower utility bills, and supply higher quality power. An ideal combination: high-power and high-energy dual battery system for wind power facility in Braderup From mid-July, a custom-made hybrid system comprising two high-performance battery types will store excess electricity generated at a...

2014-07-09 12:23:19

Program to donate $15,000 to environmental nonprofits in OC ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced Evan Brown, Frank Capalupo and George Sutherland as the 2014 finalists for Orange County's Cox Conserves Heroes program, which recognizes volunteers for creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. The public is being asked to vote through August 6 to determine the winner. To vote, visit...

2014-07-09 12:22:54

Their Message to Congress: "Use Your Power to Clean up our Power" WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 200 moms and their kids are holding a unique "Play-in for Climate Action," on Capitol Hill today, a family-friendly protest against the air pollution causing dangerous climate change. The event features children at play, a press conference joined by U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-CA., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI., and a march to deliver a message from families...

2014-07-09 12:22:44

Clean-tech pioneer celebrates U.S. ingenuity with list of motivating environmental initiatives NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From Philadelphia's commitment to hit aggressive environmental goals in six years to Corpus Christi's cutting-edge wind energy plan, Recyclebank today revealed 10 American initiatives it is recognizing for setting the bar for urban sustainability and environmental practices. The company that encourages and rewards smarter, everyday choices for a...

2014-07-09 12:22:38

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Economic Forum (the Forum) has announced the appointment of globally recognized designer, author, and thought leader William McDonough as Chair of the Forum's Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. The newly formed Council represents the Forum's multi-sector initiative to accelerate business-driven innovation to scale the circular economy. As stated in the charge to McDonough: "The Meta-Council on the Circular Economy, which...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Brown Swiss Cattle
2014-07-12 12:06:09

The Brown Swiss is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in the Swiss Alps. In 1949, it was claimed the cattle of the European Alps were improved by Pinzgauer blood. This was assumed by the cattle’s color and history, but has been disproved since. The Brown Swiss is completely different from the original cattle bred in Switzerland in the late 1600s. The breed was imported to the United States by Henry M. Clark in 1869. A total of 25 bulls and 140 cows were imported at that time. The...

Braunvieh Cattle
2014-07-12 11:25:18

The Braunvieh is a breed of cattle that originated in Switzerland. They were originally imported to the United States during the 1800s and a modern breed was formed, the Brown Swiss. The Brown Swiss have been crossed back with the European stock of Braunvieh. The Braunvieh were reintroduced to the United States in 1983 by Harlan Doeschot from Firth, Nebraska. The Braunvieh is a docile but easy to work with breed. It has excellent milking ability, fine beef quality and reproductive...

Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

Betizu Cattle
2014-07-09 15:12:18

The Betizu is a breed of cattle native to northern Spain and the French Basque Country. The government of Navarre established a conservation project to protect and conserve the breed. There were an estimated 254 Betizu cattle in Navarre as of 2013. There is a small herd that inhabits the abandoned village of Sastoya owned by the government of Navarre. It covers a 200 acre area with approximately 30 acres of grassland in the Urraul Alto valley. Within the village there are facilities and...

Belmont Red Cattle
2014-07-09 15:13:20

The Belmont Red is a breed of beef Cattle produced in 1954 by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in the Australian tropics. It was developed at the Belmont Research Station from several different breeds including the Africander and Hereford-Shorthorn. The Belmont Red was released to breeders in 1969. The Belmont Red was bred to have a greater resistance to ticks, have a calm temperament and  more efficiently use the environment for higher weight gain....

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