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2015-03-26 13:15:05

The British government is embarking on a bold initiative that will use water as a heat source and officials are saying that over 1 million UK homes could be heated this way in the future.

2015-03-26 12:32:48

NEW YORK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday (March 28), almost 300 Verizon employees in New York will participate in Earth

2015-03-26 12:26:02

Global Pulp and Paper Chemicals Industry 2014-2019: Trends, Profit, and Forecast Analysis IRVING, Texas, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The global pulp and paper chemicals market is

2015-03-26 12:24:20

Reduces Vegetation-Related Outages by more than 80% in 2014 UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PSEG Long Island announced today it received the Tree Line USA Award for

2015-03-26 12:24:16

NEW YORK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quercus macrocarpa, Bur Oak, has been named Plant of the Year by The Garden Club of America (GCA).

2015-03-26 12:24:14

Company announces commercial availability in North America of evercycle for food containers with 100 percent recycled content ATLANTA, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-03-26 12:24:07

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are the first to receive $1 million in grants from the Water Resources Fund to improve

2015-03-26 12:23:59

Hotels and Resorts around the Globe Offer Authentic Experiences that Impact Conservation CHEVY CHASE, Md., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 p.m.

2015-03-26 12:21:45

EPA's Performance Report Highlights Early Progress WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by

Methuselah Date palm
2015-03-26 09:40:16

Methuselah, a date palm tree successfully sprouted from a 2,000-year-old seed in 2005, has reached maturation and could soon sire offspring, scientists at the laboratory responsible for originally germinating the ancient seed told National Geographic this week.


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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cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.