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ISEE-3 Comes Back To Visit Earth
2014-04-15 16:21:25

NASA It launched in 1978. It was the first satellite to study the constant flow of solar wind streaming toward Earth from a stable orbit point between our planet and the sun known as the Lagrangian 1, or L1. Monitoring that wind helped scientists better understand the interconnected sun-Earth system, which at its most turbulent can affect satellites around Earth. In 1984, it was given a new mission and called the International Cometary Explorer. In September 1985, it passed directly...

Nutrient-rich Forests Absorb More Carbon
2014-04-15 14:53:42

IIASA The ability of forests to sequester carbon from the atmosphere depends on nutrients available in the forest soils, shows new research from an international team of researchers, including IIASA. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, showed that forests growing in fertile soils with ample nutrients are able to sequester about 30% of the carbon that they take up during photosynthesis. In contrast, forests growing in nutrient-poor soils may retain only 6% of that...

From Red Mars To Green Earth
2014-04-15 13:36:50

ESA How can a sensor for analyzing the atmosphere of Mars help us to cut greenhouse emissions on Earth? By going where no human or machine has been before. Parts of our planet are so hostile they are unreachable. But if we are to understand Earth’s atmosphere it is vital we monitor factors such as gases around industrial chimneys and erupting volcanoes. A new portable device created by the young space scientist Hugh Mortimer promises a greener future by readily analyzing the...

2014-04-15 12:24:02

HOUSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc. (NYSE MKT: GST) ("Gastar") reported today that production from its Marshall County, West Virginia operations has resumed with no restrictions following the successful re-routing of natural gas volumes through the Williams operated midstream system and the return to service of the pipeline that transports condensate from the field to processing facilities. Gastar currently has 50 wells producing, with seven additional...

2014-04-15 12:23:50

DAVIS, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private landowners interested in enhancing, restoring and protecting wetlands are encouraged to get their applications in soon. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set May 15, 2014, as the deadline for considering projects for 2014 Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) funding through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). As part of WRE California NRCS is offering a wetlands...

2014-04-15 12:23:48

New CIO Brings Operational Excellence from Symantec, Altiris, Computing Edge and Microsoft PROVO, Utah, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar, one of the largest U.S. residential solar providers, to announced that Dwain Kinghorn has been named as Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer and will align the company product portfolio with new business development channels. A long-time network security engineering executive, Kinghorn has played a key role in the operational...

2014-04-15 12:23:33

Affordable, Cleaner Fuel Helps Motorists Reduce Emissions, Save Money LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today unveiled its newly company-branded, public-access natural gas vehicle (NGV) refueling station in Los Angeles County. Located at the company's operating base at 44416 Division St. in the city of Lancaster, the retail station is open 24 hours a day and features a fast-fill dispenser to serve individual and fleet owners of NGVs,...

2014-04-15 12:23:31

DANVERS, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Solaire Generation's first Long Span 360 solar carport system was recently commissioned at the Danversport Yacht Club, bringing 253 kW more renewable energy to the Bay State. The Long Span 360, Solaire's latest patent pending solar carport design, is a unique architectural solar structure that optimizes a parking lot's generating capacity by spanning two parallel parking rows as well as the internal drive aisle. The Long Span's...

2014-04-15 12:22:55

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation puts its support behind WildAid's brave fight against shark fin consumption in China NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The well-known science and Harvard Philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation, has been a long standing supporter of WildAid Inc., the international organization devoted to preserving wildlife and endangered species throughout the world. This weekend in New York, the Jeffrey...

2014-04-15 12:21:17

Mineta Transportation Institute's free research report predicts specific positive outcomes. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Could land use plans and transportation policies help to improve people's health? Recent studies are predicting that they can, especially if those plans and policies promote walking, biking, and reduced vehicle use. In its newest peer-reviewed study, Active Travel Co-Benefits of Travel Demand Management Policies that Reduce...


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Agile Mangabey, Cercocebus agilis
2014-04-17 14:22:44

The Agile Mangabey (Cercocebus agilis) is an Old World monkey of the White-Eyelid Mangabey group located in swampy forests of Central Africa in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and DR Congo. Until the year 1978, it was considered a subspecies of the Tana River Mangabey (C. galeritus). More recently, the Golden-Bellied Mangabey (C. chrysogaster) has been thought of as a separate species rather than a subspecies of the Agile Mangabey. This...

Sooty Mangabey, Cercocebus atys
2014-04-17 14:17:40

The Sooty Mangabey (Cercocebus atys) is an Old World monkey located in forests from Senegal east to Ghana. While overall rated as Vulnerable, the eastern race, lunulatus, known also as the White-Crowned, White-Naped, or White-Collared Mangabey, is considered to be Endangered by the IUCN Red List. They Sooty Mangabey reside in both old growth and secondary forests in addition to flooded, dry, swamp, mangrove, and gallery forests. The primate is arboreal and diurnal. They are omnivores whose...

Northern Muriqui, Brachyteles hypoxanthus
2014-04-17 13:48:56

The Northern Muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) is an endangered muriqui, meaning woolly spider monkey, species that is endemic to Brazil. It is rare among primates in that it shows egaliterian social relationships. It can be found in the Atlantic forest region of the Brazilian states of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro. Muriquis are the biggest species of New World monkeys. The northern muriqui can grow up to 4.3 feet tall. This species feeds mostly on leaves and twigs,...

Sumatran Pine, Pinus merkusii
2014-04-17 13:47:45

Sumatran pine (pinus merkusii) is an evergreen native to Southeast Asia, primarily in Indonesia and in the mountains of northern Sumatra. Stands of Sumatran pine can also be found in Mount Kerinci and Mount Talang in central Sumatra, on Mindoro in the Philippines, and in western Luzon in the Zambales mountains. The Sumatra pine is the only species of the Pinaceae family growing south of the equator. The Sumatra pine grows primarily at altitudes of 1,300-4,900 feet but can grow as low as...

Spruce Pine, Pinus glabra
2014-04-17 13:33:21

Spruce pine (Pinus glabra) grows along the coastline of the southern United States, from South Carolina to Florida and west to Louisiana. The Spruce pine rarely grows in pure stands, most often it is found inter dispersed among mixed hardwoods. This pine grows best in damp acidic soil, swamp to river, as well as in shady areas. The pine grows best in the hot and humid weather found in the southern hemisphere as well as tolerating mild winters. This pine also goes by the names cedar pine,...

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