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2015-03-27 12:24:07

OTTAWA, March 27, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Natural Resources Minister and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced the

2015-03-27 12:24:04

Wildlife Protection Program Grants Benefit Avian Research and Rehabilitation Efforts PORTLAND, Ore., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Iberdrola Renewables today announced it is seeking

2015-03-27 12:23:52

Utility could create enough local solar energy in next decade to power 355,000 homes, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stimulate thousands of new jobs in "solar equity hotspot" areas

2015-03-27 12:23:51

TID Puts Solar Economics at Risk SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Turlock Irrigation District wants to eliminate its solar potential by ceasing its solar net

2015-03-27 12:23:09

ALTOONA, Pa., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) today launched a $53-million energy conversion project at its Juniata Locomotive Shop that will substantially reduce

2015-03-27 12:22:23

OTTAWA, March 27, 2015 /CNW/ - QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow, announced today the appointment of Dr. Vicky J. Sharpe to its Board of Directors.

2011 japan earthquake
2015-03-27 10:08:19

The March 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan was reportedly responsible for at least 15,000 deaths and damage to more than one million buildings, and new research indicates that effects of the catastrophic event are still being felt in the climate today.

sun research
2015-03-27 09:46:06

NASA and the ESA are hoping that a pair of satellites currently in development will solve some of the longstanding mysteries of the sun by getting up close and personal with our solar system’s host star, provided they can survive the extreme heat and harsh conditions.

2015-03-27 08:22:33

Mac Haik's Southway Ford offers review of 2015 Ford Transit Wagon in San Antonio, Texas SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The new 2015 Ford Transit

2015-03-27 04:20:41

SINGAPORE, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Electronics, Inc., a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced today it has become the only Taiwan company to win Channel


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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