Quantcast
Last updated on April 19, 2014 at 9:20 EDT

Latest Environment Stories

old-growth forest study site in Savage Gulf
2014-04-18 06:48:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online So far, the spring of 2014 has seen more than 40 percent of the western US in a drought that the USDA has deemed "severe" or "exceptional." In 2013, the drought was just as severe, and in 2012 it spread to the humid eastern states. Looking at the effects of a drought in geological terms, it would be easy to assume that a three-year drought is inconsequential in the long term, despite the devastating effects it might have on farmers...

Atelopus varius
2014-04-18 06:29:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from Arizona State University and Plymouth University in the UK are advocating changes to the way in which threatened species are identified, due to the potential danger presented to vulnerable animal populations by the so-called “gold standard” of collecting voucher specimens for identification purposes. Ordinarily, field biologists traditionally collect those specimens to distinguish animals and/or confirm that...

Wild And Domestic Animals Interbred Until Quite Recently
2014-04-18 04:48:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous theories have posited that domesticated animals have been cut off from their wild counterparts, but a new study slated for publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal has found that wild and domestic animals have interbred more than previously thought. "Our findings show little control of breeding, particularly of domestic females, and indicate long-term gene flow, or interbreeding, between...

2014-04-17 23:13:37

A recent paper published by Shaun Lovejoy of McGill University, that claims 99.9% certainty of Anthropogenic Global Warming, is flawed from the outset, according to Friends of Science due to Lovejoy’s omission of known climatic variations and reliance on the discredited “Hockey Stick” graph. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Friends of Science are rejecting the recent paper by Shaun Lovejoy of McGill University of Montreal reported on April 11, 2014 in the online...

2014-04-17 23:13:33

Simply Eight® LLC announced today all four of their products – two chewy granola bars and two cookies - have now received the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal. Kalamazoo, Michigan (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Simply Eight®, a Michigan-based company dedicated to simple foods, is pleased to announce that they have received the official Non-GMO Project Verified seal on their remaining three food products - Real Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Real Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars...

2014-04-17 23:13:24

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 3,260 new articles on the wolverine. As a comprehensive publisher of zoological and evolutionary articles, EurekaMag.com covers this carnivorous mammal which is native to the tundra and forests of arctic and subarctic regions. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 3,260 new articles on the wolverine (Gulo gulo). While the site's Research Category extensively covers the...

2014-04-17 23:12:49

Arizona-Based American Cooling and Heating HVAC Company Announces New Entry in the Global Warming Series - Reviewing Current Efforts to Reverse Climate Change Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Due to increasing interest in global warming and the associated effects in climate change, American Cooling and Heating has determined to help expand public awareness of current discussions and concepts. This press release is one of several in the ACH Global Warming series. A Global Effort To...

2014-04-17 23:10:35

Vito Technology has announced the release of their award-winning Solar Walk app for Android platform. Solar Walk is a stunning real-time interactive 3D model of the Solar system and the Milky Way galaxy. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Vito Technology has announced the release of their award-winning solar system model Solar Walk for Android. The Android version includes everything one needs to understand about the celestial mechanics of the solar system in the best possible visualization with...

2014-04-17 23:10:22

TRA Snow and Sun of Utah Provides Solar Mounting for Banco BHD in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic American Fork, UT (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 TRA Snow and Sun, Inc., located in American Fork, Utah, has added another foreign country to its list of out-of-the -USA solar mounting system customers - the Dominican Republic. MPG & Associates completed the 34.8 KW solar panel system using TRA's elevated mounting system in February 2014. The Banco BHD, located in Santo Domingo (the...

2014-04-17 23:09:53

Equipment manufacturer shares information on domestic production of biodiesel fuel. Chico, CA. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Clean-tech manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel will host a free and informational webinar on Earth Day, April 22, at 11:00 am PST, on the topic of “Biodiesel and the benefits of small-scale production.” The webinar will provide individuals, business leaders and institutions interested in learning more about this renewable, clean-burning resource, first-hand information...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Palaeovespa
2014-04-18 16:08:43

Palaeovespa is a genus of wasps that holds seven species, all of which are extinct. Two of the species were discovered in Baltic amber deposits from Europe dating back to the middle Eocene era, while the other five were found in Florissant Formation amber from the Priabonian stage era in Colorado in the United States. This genus, and four of its species, was first described in 1906 by Dr. Theodore Cockerell in the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Cockerell described all but one...

Stream Bluet, Enallagma exsulans
2014-04-18 15:58:11

The stream bluet (Enallagma exsulans) is a species of damselfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes four areas of Canada including Nova Scotia and Ontario, three states in Mexico including Hidalgo, and thirty-four states in the United States including Alabama, Indiana, and New York. This species prefers to reside near flowing rivers and streams, unlike many other damselflies, and is often found in areas with abundant water-willow. It is most active during the summer months...

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...

More Articles (34730 articles) »