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2014-12-18 23:08:59

Transitioning into the 2015 cold season, Las Vegas, Nevada and Orange County, California's Greenstar

2014-12-18 23:05:41

‘The Water Value Revolution’ aims to determine water's key role in the future of sustainable economic growth and to revolutionise the role of water in the global economy.

2014-12-18 23:03:16

Equal Earth today announced that it has acquired Oahu-based FOPCO, Inc., a leading construction and specialty environmental services company for

2014-12-18 23:02:26

Eight leading regional companies recognized for collectively avoiding 1,500,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 The International

2014-12-18 23:01:47

To date, nine varieties of freeze-dried Fruit Crisps and Fruit Clusters have earned recognition for being in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standards Rochester,

2014-12-18 23:01:08

Robert Meredith, an assistant professor of biology and molecular biology at Montclair State University, is a lead author of “Evidence for Tooth Loss and the Acquisition of a Horny Beak in the

2014-12-18 23:00:51

Continuing a strong year for the solar industry in Maryland, 15 megawatts (MW) of new capacity were added last quarter, nearly double the previous quarter and nearly triple the same period last

2014-12-18 23:00:38

In a decision applauded by the Solar Energy Industries Association(SEIA), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today approved a solar-friendly

2014-12-18 23:00:28

The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) today announced that Sean Gallagher, a solar regulatory and government affairs professional from Berkeley, California, has been named its new vice

2014-12-18 20:20:29

Youth conference calls on Bay Area students to tackle region's environmental issues OAKLAND, Calif., Dec.


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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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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