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2015-04-21 08:25:59

100 MW wind project to create approximately 200 jobs and generate $9 million in benefits, including $5 million in tax revenue and $4 million in community benefits CHATHAM-KENT,

2015-04-21 08:24:16

Earth Day Analysis Shows Car Buyers Trading in Alternative Fuel Vehicles for SUVs More than Ever Before SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Car buyers are trading

2015-04-21 08:24:00

This synopsis details a selection of topics, developments and achievements in the areas of environment, society and governance recorded by CNH Industrial in 2014. LONDON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-04-21 08:20:48

OTTAWA, April 21, 2015 /CNW/ - The members of the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) are leading the search for ballast water technology on the Great Lakes and St.

mayan drought
2015-04-21 07:18:23

It must have been a time of great hardship and struggle for the ancient Maya civilization. The land was parched and dry as the devastating effects of climate change on brought a great drought. New research has shown that, despite attempts to adapt to the changes, Mayan culture finally collapsed between 800 and 950 A.D.

2015-04-21 04:22:17

Momentum Continues for US Commercial Solar Provider ROCKLIN, Calif., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As commercial solar energy installations continue to boom in California, Coldwell

2015-04-21 00:22:14

Countries with stringent environmental laws are most likely to invest in waste management solutions, finds Frost & Sullivan KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Opportunities

2015-04-20 23:11:35

Short Film from Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute Celebrates the Breakthrough Technology Being Premiered for Earth Week Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) April

2015-04-20 23:11:08

Mercola Offers Eco-Friendly Products While Supporting Green Efforts Hoffman Estates, IL (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 More trees are essential to a sustainable

2015-04-20 23:08:35

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder talks about the California drought on April 20, 2015 radio show. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 The fresh


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
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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