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In Part I, we talked about how tetrapods, a group of animals including whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles, returned to the sea having once survived on land. Other creatures such as snakes and elephants may also have changed their habitat multiple times.
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1 in 5 five trees along the Colorado Front Range are ash trees and will eventually succumb to emerald ash borer if left unprotected.
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CHANGZHOU, China, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, today
Top National Solar Provider Congratulates Transitioning Army Solar Graduates FORT CARSON, Colo., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Stricter requirements to safeguard the communities along our railway lines OTTAWA, April 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Minister Raitt, Minister of Transport, issued an Emergency Directive
Hold onto your butts: An international team of researchers has finally sequenced the complete genome of the woolly mammoth.
STOCKHOLM, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The winning entry in the Stockholm Solar Challenge, "Water with sun", will bring to life a self-sustaining urban oasis, by ingeniously
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...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.