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2015-03-03 08:25:39

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc.

2015-03-03 08:22:09

INDIANAPOLIS, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) and Cummins Inc.

dust early universe
2015-03-03 08:30:19

Dust plays an extremely important role in the universe - both in the formation of planets and new stars. But dust was not there from the beginning and the earliest galaxies had no dust, only gas. Now an international team of astronomers, led by researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, has discovered a dust-filled galaxy from the very early universe. The discovery demonstrates that galaxies were very quickly enriched with dust particles containing elements such as carbon and oxygen, which...

2015-03-03 00:20:53

CHENNAI, India, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc.

2015-03-02 23:03:07

Report Names the EventWatch Top 5™ Supply Chain Events of 2014 Milpitas, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

2015-03-02 23:02:25

After the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) announced that renewable energy development companies and utilities in the Empire State will have more time to transition from existing

2015-03-02 23:01:05

48 Days of Blue campaign strives to raise awareness for the world’s aquatic treasures Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 Did you know that

2015-03-02 23:00:33

Incredibly vivid colors, sharp images, and a 10 year LED Brightness Warranty Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 Formetco today announced the official

2015-03-02 20:20:47

JUNO BEACH, Fla., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) and NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) will host an investor conference from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

2015-03-02 16:25:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what's become a sure sign that spring's not far away, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will begin


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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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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