Quantcast

Latest Environment Stories

2014-09-12 23:03:35

The Adler Planetarium and Lincoln Park Zoo collaborate on new web-based platform that engages the public from home or classroom in scientific research through photo identification technology CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Today, the Adler Planetarium and Lincoln Park Zoo launched Chicago Wildlife Watch, a new web-based citizen science initiative that provides an opportunity for students, teachers and members of the public to actively participate in Chicagoland wildlife research...

2014-09-12 23:01:58

Founded by Mike S. Robinson, Zero Down Solar has collaborated with Clean Power Finance to promote 'solar' installations and a better customer experience. This partnership allows Zero Down Solar to offer lower fixed rate prices in 12 states cutting electric bills in half in states like Hawaii where the power price is 35 cents per kilowatt hour. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Mike S. Robinson acting president and CEO of Zero Down Solar is pleased to announce that his...

2014-09-12 23:01:32

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Crop Protection (Pesticides) Market Report - 2014 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 The report studies the crop protection market on a global scale and its various segments and also provides detailed information regarding the key regional markets. The competition in the global crop protection market is intense with few large players viz. Syngenta AG, Bayer CropScience AG, BASF SE and Dow. In...

2014-09-12 20:20:29

UNITY, Maine, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A contingent from the first institution of higher education in America to divest from investments in fossil fuels will be noteworthy participants in the largest climate march in history. At the People's Climate March on September 21 in New York City, Unity College faculty, staff and students will share their perspectives, witness their own personal struggles to address global climate change, and provide details about a new path...

2014-09-12 20:20:26

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have filed a petition asking state regulators to strengthen a metric that requires Illinois' two biggest electric utilities to show how historic upgrades to the power grid are reducing "greenhouse gas" emissions. The filing makes Illinois a leader in the national discussion on how to address carbon emissions from power plants--an issue that's making headlines now...

2014-09-12 20:20:11

Sign Up for a Free Visit from Traveling Aquarium OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When the BayMobile visits schools, students learn how their transportation choices affect the environment and San Francisco Bay. Operated by San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay, the BayMobile is a mobile classroom that delivers animals, interactive experiments, and climate change education directly to the classroom. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132756 Teachers, school...

2014-09-12 16:24:47

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta today responded to the lawsuit filed against Syngenta Seeds, Inc. in Louisiana state court by Cargill. Syngenta believes that the lawsuit is without merit and strongly upholds the right of growers to have access to approved new technologies that can increase both their productivity and their profitability. The Agrisure Viptera(®) trait (MIR162) was approved for cultivation in the U.S. in 2010. Syngenta commercialized the trait...

2014-09-12 16:22:08

DUBLIN, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ftfmmd/global_dust_mask) has announced the addition of the "Global Dust Mask Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ftfmmd/global_dust_mask ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Global Dust Mask Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on...

2014-09-12 16:22:07

DUBLIN, Ireland, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4339tn/global_magnetic) has announced the addition of the "Global Magnetic Particles Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4339tn/global_magnetic ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Global Magnetic Particles Industry Report 2014 is a professional...

2014-09-12 16:21:52

Award-Winning Photographer Henry Dallal Focuses on Climate Change Talks, With A Little Help from Michael Douglas, Ed Norton, Yoko Ono, and Ban Ki-moon NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a stunning, timely new book that captures the art, science, and diversity of climate change negotiations, award-winning photographer Henry Dallal aims to humanize an arduous, largely-behind-the-scenes process and rally the world towards a global agreement. The official October 14(th )release of...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana boylii
2014-09-16 08:43:34

The Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii) is a small frog measuring about 1.46 to 3.2 inches. It belongs to the genus Rana within the Ranidae family. This species can be found from northern Oregon, down California’s west coast, and into Baja California, Mexico. Both the Columbia Spotted Frog and the Cascades Frog, also part of the Rana genus, reside in the northern regions of this frog’s territory. They show a preference for living in streams and rivers, and lay their eggs in masses...

Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Rana berlandieri
2014-09-16 08:16:44

The Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandieri) is a species of aquatic frog that is native to the southern United States in Texas and New Mexico, and south through Mexico and Central America. It is also occasionally referred to as the Mexican Leopard Frog. The handle berlandieri honors the Belgian naturalist Jean Louis Berlandier, who worked for the Mexican government on one of the first biological surveys of Texas. These frogs grow up to 2.2 to 4.5 inches long. They are normally tan,...

Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus
2014-09-15 16:22:26

The Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus, is a species of toad located in forests along the Western Ghats of India south of Goa. It is small and it can be found in wet tree hollows or leaf bases that contain water. This slender frog features a moderately sized head with a pointed snout and vertical lores. The distance between the eyes is as wide as the width of the upper eyelid. The opening of the ear is well marked and is about a third of the diameter of the eye. The fingers are...

Striped Raphael Catfish, Platydoras armatulus
2014-09-12 09:39:00

The striped Raphael catfish (Platydoras armatulus), also known as the talking catfish or the chocolate catfish, is a species of catfish that can be found in many areas of South America, including the Amazon, the Orinoco, and the Tocantins and it has been introduced into the United States of America. This species burrows into the soft sand in river bottoms, feeding on crustaceans, mollusks, and organic fragments. The striped Raphael catfish holds small, curved spines that extend across its...

More Articles (34902 articles) »
Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'