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2015-05-25 23:01:54

In their latest article, Clean Crawls lists different kinds of items that can be stored safely and securely in the crawl space to free up more space and storage around the house. Seattle,

2015-05-25 23:01:25

Stanley Consultants has been awarded two Engineering Excellence awards for design of the wastewater treatment expansion at the South

2015-05-25 23:00:43

The biggest biomass buyers and suppliers meet – Biomass Pellets Trade & Power marks its sixth year on 14-17 September, 2015 in Seoul with fresh analysis of key North Asian biomass markets,

2015-05-25 16:20:26

MÉRIDA, Mexico, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources; Ernest J.

2015-05-25 12:21:20

Awards and Incentives Program Will Make High-Quality Appliances More Accessible to Under-served Consumers MÉRIDA, Mexico, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Clean Energy Ministerial's

2015-05-25 08:20:27

SHANGHAI, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.

caves
2015-05-24 09:29:27

By studying mineral cave deposits known as speleothems, experts from Vanderbilt University, the Berkeley Geochronology Center in California, and elsewhere are learning more about what prehistoric climate was like and how it changed over the years.

baby
2015-05-23 10:17:42

Breastfeeding can protect a baby from the harmful effects of environmental pollution, according to a new study where researchers from the University of the Basque Country found that breastfeeding can mitigate the impact of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on infants.

jay
2015-05-23 09:30:04

Cracking a nut is difficult, so how do animals make sure that they don’t waste effort on a snack that winds up being tiny or rotten?


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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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).