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2015-05-27 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Testing is underway on NASA's next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016.

2015-05-27 16:20:36

Next Mission to Mars Starts Critical Environmental Testing DENVER, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has assembled NASA's InSight Mars spacecraft, which is now undergoing

supernovas clean galaxies
2015-05-27 14:31:23

Clean up in Centaurus A! Research shows that supernovae may be the cleaners of space, working with supermassive black holes and sweeping out gas to prevent the process from restarting.

High Mountain Asia glacier melt
2015-05-27 12:54:00

The Everest region could change forever as a new scientific model of glaciation has predicted that glacier volume could be reduced between 70% and 99% by 2100.

2015-05-27 12:36:29

TORONTO, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Vive Crop Protection, Inc. is pleased to announce that Amy Yoder has joined its board of directors. Ms.

2015-05-27 12:29:16

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mark Davidoff, Michigan managing partner at Deloitte LLP and this year's Mackinac Policy Conference chair, alongside the Director

2015-05-27 12:26:40

- 5-megawatt facility to serve Reedy Creek Improvement District ST.

2015-05-27 12:26:32

DUBLIN, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4kjzm6/south_korea)

2015-05-27 12:26:30

Eligible landowners are encouraged to apply for available funding this summer DAVIS, Calif., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Funding is now available for private landowners to conserve

2015-05-27 12:26:27

BOSTON, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Serene Spaces Living offers home décor and accessories to clients who value comfort and expressing personal style.


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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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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