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2015-03-02 20:20:47

JUNO BEACH, Fla., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) and NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP) will host an investor conference from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

2015-03-02 16:25:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what's become a sure sign that spring's not far away, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will begin

2015-03-02 16:25:41

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania State

2015-03-02 16:24:24

RALEIGH, N.C., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Waste Industries USA, Inc successfully completed a $975 million refinancing of its existing senior secured credit facilities, consisting

2015-03-02 16:23:40

LEHI, Utah, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading provider of residential solar systems in the

2015-03-02 16:23:25

EXTON, Pa., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To keep safety and risk control a top priority in the Environmental industry, XL Group's Environmental insurance business unveiled Risk Resource,

Sandia Z-machine
2015-03-02 14:28:33

Recreating the violent conditions of Earth's formation, scientists are learning more about how iron vaporizes and how this iron rain affected the formation of the Earth and Moon. The study is published March 2 in Nature Geoscience.

penguins
2015-03-02 13:00:48

You might think of emperor penguins as hardy little birds, capable of handling the most unforgiving temperatures – but a new study shows that the last ice age decimated the Antarctic emperor penguin population.

2015-03-02 12:34:05

Registration is open from March 2 to April 2 SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The


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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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