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Methuselah Date palm
2015-03-26 09:40:16

Methuselah, a date palm tree successfully sprouted from a 2,000-year-old seed in 2005, has reached maturation and could soon sire offspring, scientists at the laboratory responsible for originally germinating the ancient seed told National Geographic this week.

2015-03-26 08:36:13

- Ceres' biotech traits for drought resistance and increased sugar yield demonstrate compelling performance advantages. THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Russia superhighway
2015-03-26 09:13:09

Russian authorities are reportedly considering an ambitious superhighway project that would connect the UK to the US, allowing people to travel over land from Europe across Asia and all the way to Alaska – a distance of more than 12,000 miles.

2015-03-26 08:25:43

- Natural gas-fueled combined-cycle plant would be state's largest RICHMOND, Va., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power today announced the company is proposing

2015-03-26 08:25:20

BELMONT, Calif., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc.

2015-03-26 08:22:54

Program Recognizes Employers That Demonstrate Superior Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions BEVERLY, Mass., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc.

2015-03-25 20:20:55

City, business and environmental leaders to gather on Friday to identify solutions to the logjam and chart course for expanded solar programs that will create jobs and attract local investment

2015-03-25 16:25:52

Funding includes more than $1.5 million for fight against Spotted Lanternfly HARRISBURG, Pa., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-one Pennsylvania projects will protect the state's

2015-03-25 16:25:40

NEW YORK, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The wildlife conservation organization, Tusk USA, whose Royal Patron is HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, announced plans for it's

2015-03-25 16:21:31

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of


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
dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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