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2014-12-16 08:23:48

GUELPH, Ontario, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc.

2014-12-16 08:23:43

S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, UK Power Networks and Younicos collaborate to launch the Smarter Network Storage project CHICAGO, Dec.

2014-12-16 08:23:38

Nationwide Land Surface Analysis a Boon for Sustainable Planning COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec.

2014-12-16 08:23:32

Bioindustry's Leading Cellulosic Sugar Producer Expands IP Portfolio for Plantrose Technology PHILADELPHIA, Dec.

2014-12-16 08:21:25

Denver area drivers take advantage of state and federal alternative fuel rebates DENVER, Dec.

global warming
2014-12-16 08:21:44

This isn't the first time global warming has occurred. But will we survive it again?

northern white rhino
2014-12-16 07:12:17

Angalifu, one of the world's last northern white rhinos, passed away on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo.

2014-12-16 04:20:45

AMSTERDAM, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Constellium N.V.

2014-12-16 04:20:40

Two-year contract extension adds to record renewals JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec.

2014-12-15 23:08:17

Identify Sewage Contamination - Quickly and Accurately Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 Bacteroides is becoming the indicator of choice for


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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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.