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2015-03-24 16:23:15

NEW YORK, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Liberty Natural Gas, seeking to clarify a common misunderstanding about the proposed Port Ambrose project, announced that the project would serve

2015-03-24 16:23:11

HOUSTON, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Offshore, Ltd.

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2015-03-24 16:22:43

Export contract to bring more than 300 new High-Tech and Manufacturing Jobs to Michigan MIDLAND, Mich., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- XALT Energy, LLC ("XALT"), a leading developer

2015-03-24 16:22:07

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

2015-03-24 16:21:56

GREENBELT, Md., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen

2015-03-24 16:20:51

Carmaker Highlights Advanced Technologies March 25-29 ATLANTA, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- What does the vehicle of the future look like? Under the aerodynamic designs and fresh

william smith map
2015-03-24 14:35:32

Geological Society archivists have rediscovered a rare early copy of the map, which Smith called ‘A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales, with part of Scotland; exhibiting the collieries and mines, the marshes and fen lands originally overflowed by the sea, and the varieties of soil according to the variations in the substrata, illustrated by the most descriptive names'. This version of the map had been lost for many years. Copies have been digitised and made available online in...


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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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