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Kuiper Belt object
2014-10-16 05:54:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three new Kuiper Belt objects (KPOs) that could possibly be visited by the New Horizons spacecraft have been uncovered by the Hubble Space Telescope. The KBO visit could happen after the spacecraft flies by Pluto in July 2015 as part of its primary mission. The New Horizons search team was awarded dedicated telescope time with Hubble to specifically search for such KPOs, which led to the current discovery. “This has been a very...

energy drinks
2014-10-16 05:30:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some consumers see energy drinks as a sugary alternative to a cup of coffee, but new research from the World Health Organization has found that the drinks could pose a significant health risk to the general public. Published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, the new research cites the drinks’ high levels of caffeine as cause for concern. These drinks can also be slugged down quickly, unlike a ‘Venti’ from Starbucks,...

Dust Bowl drought
2014-10-16 05:04:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone has heard of the Dust Bowl, but understanding its true devastation is difficult. In the midst of the Great Depression, crops began to die and the dust began to fly. The four droughts of the 1930s crippled the country, lengthening the depression and causing the single greatest migration of people the US has ever seen. A new study from NASA and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has revealed that the drought of 1934 was not...

2014-10-16 04:20:40

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group Kenny has been awarded the front end engineering design (FEED) for the subsea and pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire. The project, the world's first full-chain CCS project on a gas-fired power station, is being developed by Shell, with strategic support from Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141015/152312 The scope of the...

2014-10-16 04:20:13

The global capital goods company has been selected for inclusion on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014. CDP is an international, not-for-profit organisation providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. This latest achievement is a welcome validation of CNH Industrial's environmentally-conscious practices throughout its worldwide operations. BASILDON, United Kingdom, Oct....

comet landing site
2014-10-16 04:17:09

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ESA announced on Wednesday that, following a comprehensive readiness review, the Rosetta mission’s Philae probe had been given the green light to attempt a landing on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko next month. Philae will now attempt to become the first spacecraft ever to attempt a soft landing on a comet when it looks to touch down at the primary landing site on November 12, the agency said. That landing site, identified by...

2014-10-15 23:11:19

Bobby Likis, automotive expert and host of nationally syndicated car-talk program "Bobby Likis Car Clinic," shared the microphone with Jeff Oestmann, President and CEO of East Kansas Agri-Energy, in a hard-hitting discussion of ethanol production and use. With a career in bioenergy and grain processing spanning 20 years, Oestmann is well-steeped in these industries and currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the Renewable Fuels Association & Kansas Association of...

2014-10-15 23:09:23

In global water crisis, water policy could make US vulnerable to attack reports bio logic aqua research founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 The United States is blessed with abundant fresh water, an extensive water infrastructure and very low prices reports water advocate Sharon Kleyne. However, with our outdated fresh water policies, widespread undercharging, a growing population, worsening drought and a global fresh water crisis, our water supply is...

2014-10-15 23:03:37

– Leading Solar PV Developer Readies for Next Phase in Projects, Has Over 1,000MW in PPAs Under Development – California (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC today announced that the Kern County Board of Supervisors has approved Conditional Use Permits (CUP) for its utility-scale solar PV projects totaling up to 135 Megawatts (MW) under development in Kern County, Calif. The unanimous vote of the Board endorses the further development of clean renewable solar PV power...

2014-10-15 23:03:00

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute celebrates increased harvest limits for king and snow crab fisheries. Juneau, AK (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Today marks the opening of Alaska’s 2014-2015 winter king and snow crab season. Alaska’s crab fishermen will take to Alaska’s icy waters to bring delicious and succulent Alaska king and snow crab to markets around the world. Harvest limits are set by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and utilize the best available science and responsible...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Papaver rhoeas
2014-10-16 11:37:39

Papaver rhoeas is a species of flowering plant. The common, widespread plant may also be referred to as the Corn poppy, the Corn rose, the Field poppy, Flanders poppy, the Red poppy, the Red weed coquelicot and the Headache. This member of the poppy family Papaveraceae, can be found in Europe in agricultural fields, roadsides and wasteland. The plant is known to give off a foul odor and is considered an agricultural weed. P. rhoeas will often flower in late spring or in the warmer fall...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Nelumbo nucifera
2014-10-15 11:26:21

Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering plant species. This plant may also be commonly referred to as the Indian lotus, the Sacred lotus, Bean of India or simply, Lotus. N. nucifera is an aquatic plant and along with one other species, it makes up the Nelumbonaceae family. The species is a perennial plant meaning it lives longer than 2 years. In fact, the oldest lotus germination was found in northeastern China and came from seeds that were 1,300 years old. N. nucifera is rooted on the bottom of...

Hydrastis canadensis
2014-10-15 11:19:10

Hydrastis canadensis is an herb species. This herb may also be referred to as orangeroot or yellow puccoon and most commonly, Goldenseal. It is a perennial herb, meaning the species survives longer than 2 years. H. canadensis belongs to the Ranunculales family and can be found in southeastern Canada and northeastern United States. H. canadensis has a purple stem with tiny hairs that grow above ground. It has a thick, tangled rootstock or underground stem. This species produces 2 leaves....

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