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2014-12-19 12:21:24

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The official opening of the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot in Manhattan was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility.

2014-12-19 12:20:55

Klement Ford showcases 2015 Ford Transit Connect DECATUR, Texas, Dec.

PocketQube Kit
2014-12-19 11:09:04

With the help of PocketQube Shop, you can put your own orbiting craft into space.

Greenland shark
2014-12-19 10:52:31

A National Geographic researcher is startled to see a Greenland shark where none has ever been seen before: off Russia's Franz Josef Land. An underwater camera captured images of the shark, a species scientists know very little about.

2014-12-19 08:21:24

GUELPH, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc.

2014-12-19 08:21:21

Project showcases energy storage leader's capabilities in demand management and peak shaving MONROVIA, Calif., Dec.

auroras
2014-12-19 07:55:30

Spectacular to look at, but poorly understood, auroras have been somewhat of a conundrum for scientists. But new data from NASA and ESA satellites has finally shed, ehem, light on one particular type of very high-latitude aurora.

2014-12-19 04:20:20

The e-gas project responds to the transition towards mega cities and regions by offering flexibility, power, and choice of greener, more sustainable modes of mobility LONDON, Dec.

2014-12-18 23:11:07

Ultralight portable solar charger with battery pack powers up to two smartphones with five hours of sun. Placentia, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 6 months


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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