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antarctica
2015-04-29 15:36:16

Antarctica may not be the frozen wasteland many people imagine. Helicopters carrying a novel airborne electromagnetic mapping sensor system, known as SkyTEM, have discovered hidden interconnected lakes underneath its dry valleys. This is the first time SkyTEM, developed at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, has been deployed in Antarctica.

2015-04-29 12:23:19

Small and innovative engineering and business consulting firm responsible for guiding complex and challenging historic mission SIMI VALLEY, Calif., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-29 12:22:21

One of the world's leading producers of industrial equipment and commercial vehicles was recognized for its dedication to the environment at the North American Automotive Supply Chain Awards.

progress spacecraft
2015-04-29 11:20:35

Officials have ‘lost control’ of a Russian spacecraft on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. Said to be spinning out of control high above the Earth by Russian media, the Progress M-27M craft is now expected to fall out of orbit and burn up upon re-entry into the atmosphere.

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2015-04-29 10:21:01

Harbor lights may be creating more damage for both the sea critters and our boats, as the light attracts ship-damaging creatures while negatively affecting the ecosystem.

2015-04-29 08:28:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 12-county area surrounding Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has once again landed on all three "Worst 25" lists in the American Lung Association's

2015-04-29 08:27:42

- Full excavation and closure of ash basins by August 2019 CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On site and on time - that's the plan for storing millions of tons of coal

2015-04-29 08:27:24

PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc.'s (NYSE: CNX) Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.0625 per share, payable on May 21, 2015, to shareholders

2015-04-29 08:27:21

MORRISVILLE, N.C., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Royalty Exchange, the world's leading music and energy royalties investment marketplace, has announced its first North Carolina Solar Farm investment

2015-04-29 08:27:19

The announcement of five new commercial projects in Q1 plus a strong pipeline bode well for a strong year of commercial sales for San Diego's best solar company SAN DIEGO, April 29,


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
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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