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2014-12-12 08:21:42

The 674MW station will provide efficient, low-emission power to New England and help pave the way for more renewable energy installations in the region. NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine, Dec.

2014-12-12 08:21:26

SHANGHAI, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

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2014-12-12 07:27:09

A publicity stunt organized by Greenpeace at the Nazca Lines has officials at the environmental advocacy group apologizing and potentially facing prosecution for possible damage caused at the ancient Peruvian heritage site.

Japanese Tsunami Flotsam Debris
2014-12-12 07:07:28

Flotsam from the 2011 Japanese tsunami is still washing up on the western shores of the United States and these drifting boats could be transporting invasive and dangerous species into North American waters.

bird genomes
2014-12-12 04:32:58

The secrets of how modern birds evolved and emerged following the mass extinction of the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago have long been hidden in their genes.

2014-12-12 04:20:28

XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar CO., Ltd.

atmospheric nitrous oxide
2014-12-12 04:02:21

Best known as ‘laughing gas,’ the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide is often forgotten in the conversations surrounding global warming.

2014-12-12 00:20:35

Winners from Seven Countries and Three Continents Lauded at 16th Annual Event NEW YORK, Dec.

2014-12-11 23:09:55

Spill Center helps companies assess risk exposure and potential costs for various spill contingencies with new informative blog. Hudson, Mass.

2014-12-11 23:09:22

Friends of Science Society strongly disagree with the speech of the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s wherein he lauded the British Columbia carbon tax as being “neutral and purely beneficial”


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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