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acid rain ice cores
2014-04-14 11:18:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over four decades ago, acid rain caused by industrial emissions was eradicating fish and dissolving stone monuments in the Eastern US. However, emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, both of which cause acid rain, dropped significantly after the passing of the Clean Air Act of 1970. A new study from a team of French and American scientists has revealed that the rise and fall of these atmospheric contaminants has been...

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...


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Negros Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus arcanus
2014-04-18 14:10:41

The Negros Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus arcanus) is a species of bird belonging to the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Negros located in the Philippines. This fruit dove is known from a single female specimen collected from the slopes of Mount Kanloan within the northern portion of the island. While it was found at a high elevation, it is suspected that the species originally resided in the lowland dipterocarp forests and was driven to higher elevations due to...

Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis
2014-04-18 11:57:25

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or the Carolina Conure was a small green colored Neotropical parrot with brilliant yellow colored head, reddish orange face and pale beak that was native to the eastern, Midwest, and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It resided in...

Choiseul Pigeon, Microgoura meeki
2014-04-18 11:39:05

The Choiseul Pigeon or Solomon’s Crested Pigeon (Microgoura meeki) is an extinct species of bird belonging to the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It was native to the islands of Choiseul located in the Solomon Islands, although there are unsubstantiated reports that it might have once lived on several nearby islands. The pigeon was monotypic within the genus Microgoura and had no known subspecies. The closest living relative is believed to be the Thick-billed Ground Pigeon, and some...

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