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capitanian extinction
2015-04-16 11:41:07

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck New evidence of severe losses in brachiopods in the northern Boreal latitudes around the island of Spitsbergen suggest that the controversial Capitanian extinction event that occurred about 262 million years ago should be classified as a true “mass extinction” event. Previously, the Capitanian extinction event was known only from equatorial settings, and thus its status as a full-fledged global crisis was controversial. However, the...

2015-04-16 08:34:31

Investment in large scale solar energy program expands corporate "Green"/sustainability initiatives and is part of major renovation of the facility HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., April 16, 2015

2015-04-16 08:27:32

BOULDER, Colo., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Esca Bona, an event dedicated to accelerating innovation within the good food movement,

2015-04-16 08:24:56

NANJING, China, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ET Solar, a leading smart energy solutions provider, announces that it has executed an agreement to build a 70 MWp solar power project in the Philippines,

2015-04-16 08:24:52

ATLANTA, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting its long-standing commitment to develop the full portfolio of energy resources, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced

2015-04-16 08:24:47

- 13-megawatt (AC) facility to be located on base CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy received regulatory approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission

2015-04-16 08:24:39

Innovative, Dual-Use Renewable Energy Projects Protect the Land While Providing Up to 80 Million Kilowatt-hours of Energy per Year SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-16 08:24:37

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2015-04-16 08:24:23

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The North America drilling waste management market report defines and segments the waste management in drilling market

2015-04-16 08:24:13

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shakeout Basecamp - Emergency Essentials has set up a complete earthquake survival camp in South Jordan.


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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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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