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2015-04-11 23:01:11

New BriteStar battery-free solar aeration systems from Vertex address the growing need for a professional quality solar aeration system at an affordable price for ponds and lakes where utility

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2015-04-11 12:05:10

We know you've thought about it. Is it possible to use your farts to push you through space? The answer is yes - theoretically.

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2015-04-11 03:16:09

They weren't in the delivery room, but researchers at Yale have discovered a new birth story for a giant marine lizard that once roamed the oceans.

2015-04-10 23:06:50

Preval's newly developed PreGro Plant Sprayer gives home and professional horticulturists consistent, precise and uniform spraying capabilities that make it easy to tend to plants and gardens

2015-04-10 23:05:22

ALTEN Battery Chargers Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the ALTEN P1 propane and natural gas battery charging DC generator.

2015-04-10 23:04:35

Bio-Logic Aqua® Research founder and Power of Water® radio host Sharon Kleyne will present her views on drought management options on upcoming radio show. Grants

2015-04-10 23:01:33

Powered by a robust utility-scale market, Indiana ranked 14th in the nation in installed solar capacity last year, according to the recently-released U.S.

2015-04-10 23:00:17

Large Loggerhead Sea Turtles Released off the Coast of Charleston Charleston, S.C.

2015-04-10 23:00:15

Newport Aquarium received accolades Friday from the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission for its environmental conservation efforts during the annual Earth Day Awards ceremony at Berry Hill

2015-04-10 16:23:52

DUBLIN, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xghsf4/uranium_and) has announced the addition of the "Uranium


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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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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