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2015-04-24 23:01:21

Zeiter's Septics is offering a multi customer discount program in May 2015 for significant septic tank cleaning savings.

2015-04-24 23:00:56

The Economic Action Plan 2015 includes a proposed plan to extend the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program by providing $10 million per year for three years, starting in 2016-17.

2015-04-24 20:21:10

SBC recognizes sustainable business leaders and companies for commitment to sustainability LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) honored

2015-04-24 16:23:08

LANSING, Mich., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan International Speedway and Consumers Energy today announced a joint venture to plant 50,000 trees across Michigan during the Michigan

2015-04-24 16:23:06

Customers and landscapers are reminded to call 8-1-1 two days before digging SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With Arbor Day upon us,

animals fight
2015-04-24 14:42:23

Biologists have long wondered why some animals ignore other species and others aggressively combat interlopers from another species.

red lionfish
2015-04-24 14:23:54

An invasive predatory fish that has been rapidly expanding its presence in the Caribbean Basin and the Western Atlantic originated from multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to research published in a recent edition of the journal Marine Biology.

2015-04-24 12:22:54

Bidding Closes April 30 CLAREMONT, N.H., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wheelabrator Technologies Inc.'s Claremont energy-from-waste facility--in its entirety--is being offered for sale

2015-04-24 12:22:48

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission held three informational open houses for the Joseph M.


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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