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2015-01-19 12:25:18

PARIS, January 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the think tank momagri is forwarding to European policy and agricultural decision makers a proposal that seeks to give a

polar bear
2015-01-19 13:16:57

As polar bears continue to move north in search of year-round ice, it's uncertain how long it will be until the world loses another iconic and majestic species. A recent study, however, gives us an idea of when that might happen.

asteroid
2015-01-19 09:22:09

On January 26, 2015, the 0.6 mile-wide asteroid 2004 BL86 will pass within 745,000 miles of Earth. So...there's not much to worry about. Just get your telescopes ready.

2015-01-19 00:20:26

Innovative hydrophobic anti-reflective PV coating increases project value through enhanced anti-soiling and durability properties BAODING, China and ABU

tonga volcano
2015-01-18 13:07:59

Tonga, an island 1,243 miles northeast of New Zealand, has sparked the world’s attention through the Tongan volcano eruption, resulting in the creation of a new physical island.

2015-01-18 12:20:56

DALLAS, January 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds Global Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Market 2014-2018 and Membrane Bioreactor Systems Market by Application,

vindskip ship
2015-01-18 12:25:23

Taking notes on the world’s attempts to go green, the shipping industry has created a potential alternative-energy ship design called “Vindskip," that uses its hull like a giant sail.

Simosthenurus BW
2015-01-18 11:38:29

Scientists have finally managed to extract DNA from some of these giant kangaroos - the mysterious marsupial megafauna that roamed Australia over 40,000 years ago.

2015-01-18 00:20:31

DUBAI, UAE, January 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CH2M HILL, a global leader in sustainability consulting, and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE), a leading carbon advisory


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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.