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Alligator Snapping Turtles At Risk
2014-04-14 10:52:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Zootaxa reveals that the alligator snapping turtle is actually three different species – not one as previously thought. The report also indicated that the localized distribution of these species, which includes coastal rivers of the northern Gulf of Mexico, poses a significant threat to their continued survival. “We have to be especially careful with our management of the Suwannee River...

2014-04-14 10:45:48

New report describes climate change risks for northern Michigan forests In the last 100 years, Michigan has become warmer, with more rain coming through heavy downpours. Climate models suggest that the state will continue to warm and variability in precipitation patterns will increase, which will have consequences for the state’s forests. A new U.S. Forest Service report describes the potential risks and opportunities of climate change for forests in the eastern Upper Peninsula and...

2014-04-14 10:41:27

Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99 percent certainty An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth's climate, according to a new study by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy. The study, published online April 6 in the journal Climate Dynamics, represents a new approach to the question of whether global warming in the...

2014-04-14 08:39:51

CHICAGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com, the leading online resource for buying and selling new and used vehicles, has named its editors' picks for the best hybrid cars for the money. Experts looked at hybrids of all shapes and sizes to determine which offer shoppers the most bang for their buck in each of the different segments. "Gas prices remain historically high, and one of the most successful ways that drivers have adapted to this is by embracing hybrid technology,"...

Space Cherry Tree Stuns With Rapid Growth
2014-04-14 04:06:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A cherry tree sapling growing from seeds that were sent to space by Japanese scientists in 2008 has stunned botanists with its astonishing growth, as its buds have appeared about six years earlier than usual. According to Julian Ryall of the South China Morning Post, cherry trees typically take about a decade before their buds first appear, but the one resulting from a pip sent to the International Space Station five years ago as...

2014-04-14 00:21:34

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Analytica Bio-Energy Corp. (OTCQB:ABEC) and ("Analytica" or the "Company"), the fully owned Taiwan subsidiary of Analytica Bio-Energy Corp. USA, is pleased to announce Analytica Bio-Energy Corp. (OTCQB: ABEC) announced today the engagement of Green Giant Venture Fund as part of the Company's plans to develop and forward sell Carbon Credits. Green Giant is a leading broker in the global Carbon Credits market. Green Giant Venture...

2014-04-13 23:00:52

RnRMarketResearch.com adds latest report on “Rare Earth Metals Market by Type (Lanthanum, Cerium, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Europium, & Others), and Application (Magnets, Metals Alloys, Polishing, Additives, Catalysts, Phosphors, & Others) – Global Trends & Forecast to 2018” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 Rare earth metals or rare earth elements (REEs) are a relatively abundant group of seventeen elements found in the periodic table. REEs are...

2014-04-13 23:00:03

CINTEP, maker of the most efficient shower systems in the world, recently presented at the leading emerging global cleantech conference CleanEquity Monaco 2014 held March 27th and 28th at the Sporting d’Hiver, Monaco. Brisbane, Australia (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Identified by a panel of experts as one of the world’s leading companies in environmental technology, power showers maker CINTEP has been chosen as presenter and collaborator at the recently concluded CleanEquity Monaco 2014....

2014-04-13 00:21:37

ReportsnReports.com adds CFB Boiler Market in China 2014-2018 research report to its store. DALLAS, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A CFB boiler is a clean and environment-friendly boiler that can use a variety of fuel sources such as low-quality coal, coal blends, petcoke, as well as alternative fuels such as biomass. It helps to reduce harmful emissions such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and carbon dioxide. The earlier versions of CFB boilers were considered more cost competitive...

2014-04-12 23:01:23

GM and Earth Force celebrate the 25th anniversary of its signature watershed education program, GM GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network). 80 middle school students from Eisenhower Middle School will wade into a local creek on April 11, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Employees from GM’s Fairfax Assembly plant, Blue River Watershed Association (BRWA) staff, and students from Eisenhower Middle School will wade into a...


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Agile Mangabey, Cercocebus agilis
2014-04-17 14:22:44

The Agile Mangabey (Cercocebus agilis) is an Old World monkey of the White-Eyelid Mangabey group located in swampy forests of Central Africa in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and DR Congo. Until the year 1978, it was considered a subspecies of the Tana River Mangabey (C. galeritus). More recently, the Golden-Bellied Mangabey (C. chrysogaster) has been thought of as a separate species rather than a subspecies of the Agile Mangabey. This...

Sooty Mangabey, Cercocebus atys
2014-04-17 14:17:40

The Sooty Mangabey (Cercocebus atys) is an Old World monkey located in forests from Senegal east to Ghana. While overall rated as Vulnerable, the eastern race, lunulatus, known also as the White-Crowned, White-Naped, or White-Collared Mangabey, is considered to be Endangered by the IUCN Red List. They Sooty Mangabey reside in both old growth and secondary forests in addition to flooded, dry, swamp, mangrove, and gallery forests. The primate is arboreal and diurnal. They are omnivores whose...

Northern Muriqui, Brachyteles hypoxanthus
2014-04-17 13:48:56

The Northern Muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) is an endangered muriqui, meaning woolly spider monkey, species that is endemic to Brazil. It is rare among primates in that it shows egaliterian social relationships. It can be found in the Atlantic forest region of the Brazilian states of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro. Muriquis are the biggest species of New World monkeys. The northern muriqui can grow up to 4.3 feet tall. This species feeds mostly on leaves and twigs,...

Sumatran Pine, Pinus merkusii
2014-04-17 13:47:45

Sumatran pine (pinus merkusii) is an evergreen native to Southeast Asia, primarily in Indonesia and in the mountains of northern Sumatra. Stands of Sumatran pine can also be found in Mount Kerinci and Mount Talang in central Sumatra, on Mindoro in the Philippines, and in western Luzon in the Zambales mountains. The Sumatra pine is the only species of the Pinaceae family growing south of the equator. The Sumatra pine grows primarily at altitudes of 1,300-4,900 feet but can grow as low as...

Spruce Pine, Pinus glabra
2014-04-17 13:33:21

Spruce pine (Pinus glabra) grows along the coastline of the southern United States, from South Carolina to Florida and west to Louisiana. The Spruce pine rarely grows in pure stands, most often it is found inter dispersed among mixed hardwoods. This pine grows best in damp acidic soil, swamp to river, as well as in shady areas. The pine grows best in the hot and humid weather found in the southern hemisphere as well as tolerating mild winters. This pine also goes by the names cedar pine,...

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