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2015-04-16 23:06:37

A new study published online April 13, 2015, in the journal Nature Geoscience finds that prolonged wind bursts originating in the western Pacific can have a strong effect on whether an El Niño

2015-04-16 23:01:33

ECS Refining, a company that recycles, processes and disposes of post-consumer electronics, recently contracted Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc.

2015-04-16 23:01:13

Bird B Gone, the leader in bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications is now the exclusive distributor for EcoBird® 4.0, a non-hazardous indoor/outdoor

2015-04-16 23:00:18

The Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA) is honoring five state leaders by planting trees in their name as part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership's Living Legacy

2015-04-16 20:21:26

Having reached over 400 million people worldwide with its flagship initiative, the One Earth. One Voice.

2015-04-16 20:21:08

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Iberdrola USA's parent company, Iberdrola, announced today its chairman, Ignacio Galan, along with the CEOs of 42 other companies has signed an

2015-04-16 16:22:41

BELMONT, Calif., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc.

2015-04-16 16:22:27

Company Also Announces Presentation at the 2015 IPAA OGIS New York Conference LITTLE RIVER, S.C., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Environmental Technologies, Ltd.

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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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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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