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2014-04-14 23:09:50

Spring has sprung, bringing with it rising temperatures and the first shoots of tender young plants. Longer, warmer days sparks renewed look at regulating and maintaining optimum climate control in the greenhouse for plant success. Mobile, AL (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The warming weather is a reminder to greenhouse owners to examine climate control strategies inside the structure so as to ensure crops grow strong and healthy throughout the warmer days and nights ahead. Without such...

2014-04-14 23:08:10

Dr. Patricia Wright will share her experiences with lemurs and with the making of the film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar." Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Dr. Patricia Wright, the trailblazing scientist featured in the new IMAX® movie “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” will talk about her work with these endangered primates in a special presentation on Thurs., April 17 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Dr. Wright, a professor of biological anthropology at Stony Brook...

2014-04-14 23:07:43

Honoring Clean Air Advocates & Alternative Fuel Transportation Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) is proud to take part in the Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance (LSCFA) 20th Anniversary on April 15, 2014 at the Palmer Events Center. Not only is the event in celebration of the alliance's anniversary, but it is also a precursor to Earth Day. Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance, formerly known as Central Texas Clean Cities, is a Department of Energy (DOE)...

2014-04-14 23:07:15

With tornado season here, many Oklahoma homeowners are looking for a shelter or safe room to protect their families. Preferred Shelters has some tips to help consumers choose the best option to protect their families. Oklahoma City, Okla. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 With severe storm season upon us, many Oklahoma homeowners are considering getting some kind of shelter installed to protect their families from future tornado outbreaks. However, with so many choices on the market today, many...

2014-04-14 23:07:04

Five Maui County citizens, with the support of over 11,000 registered voters, made history submitting the first ever Maui County citizen’s initiative with enough petition signatures to potentially get a proposal on the November election ballot. The SHAKA Movement is helping promote the citizen's proposed temporary moratorium on all open air experimentation of GE crops and associated mixed pesticides in Maui County until the Biotech companies deliver a detailed, county administered...

2014-04-14 23:06:49

If Louisiana doesn't make changes to stay competitive in the oil and gas industry, it could miss out on tremendous opportunities in the near future, according to Chem Rock Technologies. (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 As the process of hydraulic fracturing turns 65 years old, many have taken the time to take a step back and examine its impact on the oil and gas industry in various parts of the country and world. States like North Dakota and Texas have received major booms in the industry in...

2014-04-14 23:04:52

Peter Stein of Energy Saving Solutions USA (“ESS” or the “Company”), the creators of the LED with a lifetime guarantee ™, today welcomed Stephen Schaub to the Company’s national authorized Forever LED Lights™ dealer organization where he will concentrate on introducing businesses, government agencies, schools and non-profit organizations in Magee and throughout Simpson County, Mississippi to the only lighting LED product built to last a lifetime. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) April...

2014-04-14 23:02:48

The Journal of Mammalogy reports on a new genus and species of Sigmodontinae, one of the most diverse groups of mammals on the planet, which was recently discovered inhabiting Minas Gerais, Brazil. This rodent has been linked to the tribe Phyllotini, and its discovery suggests an expanded diversification of the tribe and an ancient event of diversification in eastern Brazil. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 A new genus and species of Sigmodontinae, one of the most diverse groups of...

2014-04-14 23:01:50

Expansive hardwood plywood panel offerings feature favorites like Maple veneer. Small panel sizes are much easier to handle and reduce waste. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 For DIY woodworkers and remodelers, shelving, cabinetry and furniture projects have gotten much easier and more convenient now that Columbia Forest Products has teamed up with The Home Depot to offer top-quality, American hardwood plywood project panels through an exclusive online program. The introduction of...

2014-04-14 23:01:16

AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, will highlight their new NC520 and NC273LT solder pastes in booth A2-1E57 at NEPCON China 2014, scheduled on the 23rd - 25th of April, 2014 at the Shanghai World EXPO Exhibition & Convention Center. Cranston, Rhode Island (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, will highlight their new NC520 and NC273LT...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Negros Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus arcanus
2014-04-18 14:10:41

The Negros Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus arcanus) is a species of bird belonging to the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Negros located in the Philippines. This fruit dove is known from a single female specimen collected from the slopes of Mount Kanloan within the northern portion of the island. While it was found at a high elevation, it is suspected that the species originally resided in the lowland dipterocarp forests and was driven to higher elevations due to...

Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis
2014-04-18 11:57:25

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or the Carolina Conure was a small green colored Neotropical parrot with brilliant yellow colored head, reddish orange face and pale beak that was native to the eastern, Midwest, and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It resided in...

Choiseul Pigeon, Microgoura meeki
2014-04-18 11:39:05

The Choiseul Pigeon or Solomon’s Crested Pigeon (Microgoura meeki) is an extinct species of bird belonging to the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It was native to the islands of Choiseul located in the Solomon Islands, although there are unsubstantiated reports that it might have once lived on several nearby islands. The pigeon was monotypic within the genus Microgoura and had no known subspecies. The closest living relative is believed to be the Thick-billed Ground Pigeon, and some...

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