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2014-07-29 12:21:48

Medved offers wide selection of flex fuel, hybrid, diesel and electric vehicles DENVER, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As a result of ever-climbing gasoline prices, automakers continue to design more fuel efficient alternatives to popular vehicle choices. Medved Autoplex carries numerous options that do not strictly rely on gasoline and that boost fuel economy substantially; these substitutes include the following choices: flex fuel, hybrid, diesel and electric. Photo -...

2014-07-29 12:21:27

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 2020 Company LLC (2020), an Acentia company, today announced it was awarded a 5-year, $97.2-million Satellite Mission Operations and Maintenance Support (SMOMS) contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Under this award, 2020 will provide Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) to the Agency's Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO). 2020 will...

2014-07-29 12:21:18

Free report, recommendations from Mineta National Transit Research Consortium SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's latest peer-reviewed study, Understanding and Modeling Bus Transit Driver Availability, has tested three models and provided a series of recommendations to help transit agencies plan for a sufficient number of drivers without over-scheduling. Principal investigator was Kaan Ozbay, PhD, working with...

2014-07-29 12:21:15

Howdy Honda cleans up drivers' travels with 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, Civic Si Coupe AUSTIN, Texas, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Drivers dedicated to making the environment a cleaner and greener place can rejoice as Austin Honda dealership Howdy Honda is highlighting two fuel-saving new vehicles. Both the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid and 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe are balancing efficiency and strength to deliver a dynamic performance for earth-conscious drivers. Photo -...

Social Network Research Could Boost Conservation Efforts For Prairie Dogs
2014-07-29 03:28:36

North Carolina State University Researchers using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and guide future conservation efforts. The work was done by researchers from North Carolina State University and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). “Prairie dogs are increasingly rare and...

‘Citizen Scientists’ Pitching In To Help Save Our Koalas
2014-07-29 03:36:46

NERP Environmental Decisions Hub Australian citizens are pitching in to help save the koala, one of our most iconic and vulnerable species, environmental scientists say. By linking the public’s sightings of koalas with changes in the landscape and climate, scientists from the National Environmental Research Program’s Environmental Decisions Hub (NERP EDH) have quantified how many threats affect koala populations in New South Wales (NSW) and have identified the impact of these...

Stanford Team Achieves 'Holy Grail' Of Battery Design
2014-07-29 03:59:43

Stanford School of Engineering Engineers use carbon nanospheres to protect lithium from the reactive and expansive problems that have restricted its use as an anode Engineers across the globe have been racing to design smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries to meet the power storage needs of everything from handheld gadgets to electric cars. In a paper published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, researchers at Stanford University report that they have...

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2014-07-29 08:42:48

In support of White House Climate Data Initiative, IBM offers each eligible research project access to 100,000 hours of free virtual supercomputing power worth $60 million ARMONK, N.Y., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the updated Climate Data Initiative announced by the White House today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) will provide eligible scientists studying climate change-related issues with free access to dedicated virtual supercomputing and a platform to engage the public in their...

2014-07-29 08:36:06

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarkett, a global leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, recently hosted Dr. Michael Braungart, scientific director and founder of the Environmental Protection & Encouragement Agency (EPEA) and co-founder of Cradle to Cradle(®[1]) (C2C(®)) design framework, for a seminar during the NeoCon Design Expo and Conference in Chicago. The conference, which was attended by several leading...

2014-07-29 08:25:54

Gives Leading Electric Retail Provider Residential Solar Sales and Installation Capabilities HOUSTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Energy, one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services companies, has acquired Astrum Solar, a leading full-service residential solar installer, for $54 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121004/MM87276LOGO The acquisition of Astrum Solar launches Direct Energy's entry into the U.S. residential solar market and...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Hairy Frog, Trichobatrachus Robustus
2014-07-31 10:55:59

The Hairy Frog, Trichobatrachus robustus, is a Central African species of frog belonging to the Arthroleptidae family. It is a monotypic species within the genus Trichobatrachus. The common name refers to the somewhat hair-like structures found on the body and the thighs of the breeding male. This species is around 11 centimeters long. The head is large and is more broad than long, with a short rounded snout. The males are much bigger than the females. The former has a paired internal...

Tasmanian Tree Frog, Litoria burrowsae
2014-07-31 10:47:16

The Tasmanian Tree Frog (Litoria burrowsae) is a species of tree frog that is located on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia. The name King Tree Frog is also used regarding this species. As a moderately sized tree frog, the Tasmanian Tree Frog measures up to about 60 millimeters long. It can be a light green or dark brown on the dorsal surface. The brown form usually has some light brown patches and green flecks, while the green form frequently has light or dark brown patches. A thin...

Shoshone National Forest
2014-07-31 09:55:03

Shoshone National Forest is located in the state of Wyoming. It is comprised of 2,500,000 acres of protected land and is separated into five districts including the Washakie Ranger District and the Greybull Ranger District. It was part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, which was the first national forest in America, but was given its own status as a national forest in 1891. Evidence has shown that Native American tribes have inhabited the lands of the Shoshone National Forest from as...

Superior National Forest
2014-07-31 09:38:55

Superior National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Minnesota, between the Canada – United States border. It is located in the Arrowhead Region and comprises an area of the Boundary Waters, which separates Canada and the United States. This forest holds 3,900,000 acres of protected lands and waters that are separated into numerous ranger districts, with over a quarter of the forest comprising the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It was established in 1903...

Sierra National Forest
2014-07-31 09:31:42

Sierra National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California and extends along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It holds 1,300,000 acres of protected land that is divided into three ranger districts known as Bass lake Ranger District, High Sierra Ranger District, and Supervisor's Office. It was established in 1893 as the Sierra Forest Reserve, but in 1897, the reserve was split into two areas and it was renamed the Sierra South. It...

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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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