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coral reef Diadema
2014-10-17 03:00:27

Provided by Jo Bowler, University of Exeter New research led by the University of Exeter has found that species that live in and erode coral reefs will play a major role in determining the future of reefs. The research, which is published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, highlights the delicate balance that exists between bioerosion and carbonate production on coral reefs. Coral eroders, termed bioeroders, include species of sea urchins, sponges, parrotfish and...

2014-10-17 08:27:08

DUBLIN, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Refined Cotton Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Refined Cotton Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global refined cotton industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including...

2014-10-17 08:22:53

BURNABY, British Columbia, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Schneider Electric(TM) Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for solar power conversion chain, will be showcasing a suite of new products and solutions for PV power plants, commercial, residential and off-grid applications at Solar Power International, on October 20-23 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141016/152681 Solar Power International is North America's premier educational...

2014-10-17 08:22:50

SHANGHAI, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that it supplied 34MW of solar modules to sPower for four solar power projects in Antelope Valley, California. According to the terms of the contract, JinkoSolar supplied approximately 115,000 of its 305W high efficiency solar PV modules to sPower for the 34MW solar plant which is comprised of four separate...

2014-10-17 08:22:17

State-Of-The-Art Data Visualization Laboratory To Be Unveiled October 17 at Darrin Fresh Water Institute BOLTON LANDING, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jefferson Project at Lake George today announced new milestones in the multimillion-dollar collaboration that seeks to understand and manage the complex factors impacting Lake George, a pristine natural ecosystem and cornerstone of New York's tourism industry. Through their groundbreaking partnership, Rensselaer Polytechnic...

2014-10-17 08:22:10

SHANGHAI, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar developer and technology provider, announced today that the China Institute of Energy Economics and China Energy News has awarded Ahmad R. Chatila, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunEdison, the coveted "Global New Energy Business Leader" award. The award was presented at the prestigious 2014 Global Top 500 New Energy Enterprises Summit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141016/152704...

approaching tornado
2014-10-17 07:59:04

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tornado activity in the US has remained fairly constant since the 1970s, but the number of days featuring them has decreased, meaning that twisters are more likely to come in clusters now than in the past, according to new research published Friday in the journal Science. As part of the study, experts from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reviewed records of all but the weakest tornadoes that occurred in...

uranus
2014-10-17 06:32:35

Provided by Pam Frost Gorder, The Ohio State University Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus. Astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets around the Milky Way, including rocky planets similar to Earth and gas planets similar to Jupiter. But there is a third type of planet in our solar system — part gas, part ice — and this is the first time anyone has spotted a twin...

2014-10-17 04:21:07

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 808 Renewable Energy Corporation (OTCQX: RNWR), Announces $10,000,000 Convertible Preferred Offering. The Company may reduce or increase the size of the Offering at its own discretion. The Company currently has zero debt and recently started trading on the OTCQX under the symbol RNWR. In addition the Company recently estimated a 43% increase in total kWh of electricity generated in the 3rd Quarter 2014, compared to the prior...

2014-10-16 23:11:10

The VA Focuses on Diverting Waste from Harmful Landfills Chestnut Ridge, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 BioHitech America, the most innovative and sustainable solution to food waste removal, is pleased to announce that they will providing their food waste disposal solution to The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) for their multiple facilities located across the US. The Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) operates the retail, food and vending for these facilities; and they will be utilizing...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

North Ronaldsay Sheep
2014-10-23 14:48:17

The North Ronaldsay sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that reside on the island of North Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. This breed was developed by crossing breeds found on the Orkney and Shetland islands. Today, it can be found on many of the other islands in the area and some have been exported as an exotic breed. Because the North Ronaldsay developed on an isolated island with little vegetation, it primarily consumes seaweed and this has altered its digestive system and...

Newfoundland Sheep
2014-10-23 13:48:34

The Newfoundland sheep, also known as the Newfoundland local, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to and named after Newfoundland. The breed developed after the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when sheep were introduced into the islands of the area. The North Country Cheviot and the Border Cheviot are known to be two of the breeds that helped develop the breed and it is thought the Border Leicester, Suffolk, Scottish Blackface, and Dorset may have been introduced into its...

Persoonia coriacea
2014-10-22 11:50:54

Persoonia coriacea is a species of shrub plant. The species may also be referred to as the leathery-leaf persoonia. It is classified in the Lanceolata group, which is a group of 54 closely related species with similar flowers but very different foliage. Often, these species will interbreed with each other. In the case of P. coriacea, it hybridizes with P. helix. P. coriacea is a small shrub that grows up to 5 feet in height. It has hairy branches and leaves. These narrow greenish-grey...

Papaver rhoeas
2014-10-16 11:37:39

Papaver rhoeas is a species of flowering plant. The common, widespread plant may also be referred to as the Corn poppy, the Corn rose, the Field poppy, Flanders poppy, the Red poppy, the Red weed coquelicot and the Headache. This member of the poppy family Papaveraceae, can be found in Europe in agricultural fields, roadsides and wasteland. The plant is known to give off a foul odor and is considered an agricultural weed. P. rhoeas will often flower in late spring or in the warmer fall...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

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