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2014-12-15 12:22:32

Environmental impact remains a challenge for diamond industry; grown diamonds represent a long term solution MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec.

2014-12-15 12:22:27

BURNABY, Canada, December 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TechSci Research Announces New Publication Report on 'Global Activated Carbon Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019'

2014-12-15 12:22:24

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forester Media Inc., publisher of Stormwater magazine brings StormCon to Austin, TX, August 2 - 6, 2015.

2014-12-15 12:22:21

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Dec.

asthma
2014-12-15 03:00:26

The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research.

Balearic Island dolphins
2014-12-15 02:30:10

The rise in tourism, fishing and sea transport between the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands is compromising the wellbeing of a small population of common bottlenose dolphins living in coastal waters off the Pityusic Islands.

Exploring Exciting Avenues For Energy Production And Storage With Help From New Form Of Ice
2014-12-15 03:22:18

Clathrates are now known to store enormous quantities of methane and other gases in the permafrost as well as in vast sediment layers hundreds of meters deep at the bottom of the ocean floor.

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2014-12-15 09:22:17

Smart agricultural practices and an extensive grain-trade network enabled the Romans to thrive in the water-limited environment of the Mediterranean, a new study shows.

Scientists Discover Ancient Creature In The Depths Of The Arctic Ocean
2014-12-15 03:06:35

In the depths of the Arctic Ocean, buried deep in the sediment, an ancient creature waited for over a million years to be discovered.


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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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.