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lunar volcanic eruption
2015-03-19 14:29:08

A team of scientists have discovered that a volcanic eruption on the Moon was much larger than previously thought – with debris from the eruption covering an area about the size of South Carolina.

whale bone bipedalism
2015-03-19 13:47:16

An ancient whale skull is revealing new information about the birthplace of humanity and the role that climate change played in human evolution, researchers from the University of Potsdam in Germany and colleagues from Kenya and the US report in a new study.

2015-03-19 12:30:54

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Seeds Market Report: 2015 Edition" report to its research store. DALLAS, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The fastest-growing area within

2015-03-19 12:23:01

ETwater makes their smart irrigation service available for a small subscription fee for homes and businesses NOVATO, Calif., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the announcement by

2015-03-19 12:22:55

June Event to Bring Together Leaders of Industry to Explore Innovative, Scalable Solutions for Plastic SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The

2015-03-19 12:22:48

AKRON, Ohio, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently recognized Jim Amundsen, supervisor of component and material testing for FirstEnergy Nuclear

2015-03-19 12:22:34

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RAAM Global Energy Company ("RAAM" or the "Company") will host a conference call for investors and analysts to discuss its financial results for

2015-03-19 12:22:00

MADISON, Wis., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Energy announced today it is making a donation of $2 million to its Hometown Care Energy Fund, which helps income-eligible customers across

2015-03-19 12:21:07

Latest Data Shows Clean Diesel Car & SUV Registrations Increase 13.5% in 2014; Hybrids Up 15.1% NEW YORK, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite lower gasoline and diesel

Macrauchenia patachonica
2015-03-19 12:47:53

Based on remains found by Charles Darwin and others, we knew that a group of mammals known as South American ungulates had a body that resembled a camel, nostrils high on their heads and even short elephant-like trunks.


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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bowerly
  • Large; stout; burly.
The word 'bowerly' is an alteration of 'burly'.