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2015-05-21 16:25:58

AUSTIN, Texas, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerFin Texas Solar Projects, LLC ("PowerFin"), a solar development firm based in Austin and San Antonio, recently executed a 25-year power purchase

2015-05-21 16:25:38

Financing innovations are opening solar developers to the broader investor market SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OneRoof Energy, Inc.

2015-05-21 16:24:26

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada have renewed a partnership agreement to continue critical research in the area of aircraft

2015-05-21 16:24:00

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m.

oldest stone tools
2015-05-21 15:33:15

Don't be a tool: check this out. Researchers have uncovered stone tools that have been dated to 3.3 million years ago - way before the rise of modern humans.

arctic warming bad weather
2015-05-21 15:10:57

Weather has been in the extremes lately for the US and the UK, and scientists have linked this back to the warming in the Arctic.

bear sized aliens
2015-05-21 13:55:02

One scientist theorizes that aliens will be the size of bears, weighing in at around 700 pounds. Let's hope we don't go to war with this alien race...

2015-05-21 12:25:41

Nearly Unanimous Votes for Greater Climate Transparency to Be Followed by "Tougher" Resolution at Chevron Shareholder Meeting on May 27th SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-05-21 12:25:35

DUBLIN, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/679shd/top_technologies)

2015-05-21 12:25:31

CHANGZHOU, China, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, received


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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.