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Calling it a “huge momentum boost,” the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today praised two Florida newspapers, the Gainesville Sun and Ocala Star-Banner, for their editorial support
As part of its ongoing efforts to make solar cost competitive with other forms of electricity, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative announced today that it will provide $32 million
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) applauds the Obama Administration for its May 19 announcement,
NASA's not sending violins and trumpets out to space. These scientific instruments will be used to determine if life could exist on Europa. Cross your fingers!
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green America, a national nonprofit organization working to create a green economy, issued the following statement today in response to Abbott
MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company"), a leading global owner and operator of Energy-from-Waste ("EfW") infrastructure,
Lack of precipitation major factor HARRISBURG, Pa., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the recent precipitation events, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is maintaining
MÉRIDA, Mexico, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) will work with the
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Republic is expected to soon become the largest CNG fleet operator in Louisiana BATON ROUGE, La., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services of Baton Rouge has been awarded the
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 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 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...
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...
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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