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2015-03-26 20:22:22

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S.

2015-03-26 20:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of images of celestial objects, including asteroids, observed by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE)

algal blooms
2015-03-26 17:10:27

Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists will report today that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental scourges and turn them into useful products. The algae could serve as a feedstock for biofuels, and the feedstock leftovers could be recycled back into farm soil nutrients.

2015-03-26 16:35:38

QUÉBEC CITY, March 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Gaz Métro is delighted with the measures announced earlier today by Québec's Minister of Finance, Mr. Carlos Leitao.

2015-03-26 16:24:23

National Restaurant Association Report Offers Insight into Sustainability Initiatives throughout the Restaurant Industry WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The

2015-03-26 16:24:20

Utilities Bolster Public Opposition to 'Energy Freedom Act' with Hidden Poison Pill RALEIGH, N.C., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina utilities including Duke

2015-03-26 16:24:09

BATON ROUGE, La., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent days, mouthpieces for state-sponsored monopoly utilities exposed either their ignorance or willingness to mislead when it comes to

asteroid
2015-03-26 14:15:06

NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep space, including to Mars. NASA also announced it has increased the detection of near-Earth asteroids by 65 percent since launching its asteroid initiative three years ago.

hot water
2015-03-26 13:15:05

The British government is embarking on a bold initiative that will use water as a heat source and officials are saying that over 1 million UK homes could be heated this way in the future.

2015-03-26 12:32:48

NEW YORK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday (March 28), almost 300 Verizon employees in New York will participate in Earth


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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