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2015-05-20 23:01:01

Doug Tallamy shares the benefits of natural ecosystems. Kennett Square, Pa (PRWEB) May 20, 2015 Gardeners can have it all.

2015-05-20 23:00:38

The Department of the Interior's WaterSMART Program through the Bureau of Reclamation will support 64 projects in 12 states. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May

2015-05-20 23:00:32

In an effort to expand awareness of the importance of diversity in the workplace – as well as solar energy’s growing contributions to the economy and environment – the Solar Energy Industries

2015-05-20 20:22:59

NEW YORK, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The worldwide March Against Monsanto campaign has received massive international support following the announcement of its official launch date of May

2015-05-20 20:20:36

Focus on Sustainable Business Practices Drives Environmental Strategies DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- JM

2015-05-20 16:28:35

OTTAWA, May 20, 2015 /CNW/ - For the 18(th) year in a row, IKEA co-workers will join Tree Canada today to plant and maintain trees and shrubs in local communities surrounding IKEA Canada's 12

2015-05-20 16:27:58

LONDON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As industrialization and urbanization advances unceasingly in China, environmental issues are of the greatest concern to the public and environmental protection

2015-05-20 16:27:51

TIPTON, Calif., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frank Mendonsa, a dairy farmer in Tipton, Calif., and the President of Western United Dairymen was recognized today for his significant

2015-05-20 16:27:14

LONDON, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Green Building Materials in US$ Million.


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'.