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Curiosity Mars rover tracks
2014-04-17 04:57:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Curiosity science team is analyzing the rock layer surrounding the base of a 16-foot-high butte known as “Mount Remarkable” to determine whether or not the region is a good candidate for investigation using tools on the robotic arm on the Mars rover, NASA announced Wednesday. The rock layer surrounding the base of Mount Remarkable has been dubbed “the middle unit” by scientists because of its location between rocks...

Tiger Conservation Efforts Should Focus On Genetic Diversity
2014-04-17 04:27:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many tiger conservation efforts focus on the numbers of a population, maintaining the big cats’ genetic diversity is just as important, according to a report published on Thursday in the Journal of Heredity. "Numbers don't tell the entire story," study author Elizabeth Hadly, a professor in environmental biology at Stanford University, said in a recent statement. According to the study, because the tiger’s decline has...

2014-04-17 00:20:30

SHANGHAI, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Offshore Wind China Conference & Exhibition, the Wind Farm O&M China Conference & Exhibition and Distributed Generation China will take place concurrently at Shanghai Mart in Shanghai on 2-4 July 2014. As organizers, the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Committee, the China National Renewable Energy Centre and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd plan to focus on...

2014-04-16 23:17:18

On Sunday, April 13th, RJ Young and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville presented Youlonda Smith and daughter Ryan Smith with the keys to their new home during a dedication ceremony in the Park Preserve subdivision. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 On Sunday, April 13th, RJ Young and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville presented Youlonda Smith and daughter Ryan Smith with the keys to their new home during a dedication ceremony in the Park Preserve subdivision. RJ Young and...

2014-04-16 23:15:44

REfficient has launched a Waste Diversion Champions program that highlights national and regional customers for their actions and results to reduce-reuse-recycle. Hamilton, Ontario (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 As part of Earth Month celebrations in April, REfficient has recognized its customers that have reached impressive levels of the reduce-reuse-recycle concept through the inaugural Waste Diversion Champions program. The Waste Diversion Champions program recognizes 29 companies that have...

2014-04-16 23:15:17

Energy Source LLC implements cutting edge energy conservation technology at Leaktite plant. Providence, Rhode Island (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 In the face of increasing energy costs, most businesses are looking for creative ways to reduce energy consumption. For Leaktite Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial buckets, pails and other products, that meant partnering with Energy Source of Providence Rhode Island to find “outside the box” lighting strategies for their 80,000...

2014-04-16 23:15:09

Helping Customers Comply with New Emissions Regulations San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) new emission requirements took effect on January 1, 2014. Hawthorne Cat has teamed up with CARB to host an emissions seminar Wednesday, April 23, 2014 and Thursday, April 24, 2014 to help ensure your heavy equipment is in compliance with the new regulations. CARB is offering three training courses at Hawthorne Cat's corporate headquarters in San...

2014-04-16 23:14:29

Eco-friendly company, Wild Mint, joins other green brands to spread awareness for “Earth Day” with hashtag #consciousmoveMINT and a giveaway. Plantation, FL (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Five health-conscious and eco-friendly companies passionate about helping the Earth are raising awareness about taking greener initiatives through their #consciousmoveMINT and a joint giveaway for Earth Day. The companies, Wild Mint, purely elizabeth, Brad’s Raw Foods, Glass Dharma, and Synergy Organic...

2014-04-16 23:14:10

Future of Microbial Control is Key Focus Rochester Hills, MI (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Plymouth Technology, Inc., a provider of industrial and Oil & Gas water treatment chemicals and applications engineering solutions, today announced that Technical Coordinator Marty Calabrese presented to a Voice-of-Market Forum focused on microbial control. Calabrese was one of eight industry experts chosen to address technology advancements for microbial control in commercial, institutional, and...

2014-04-16 23:12:53

This report estimates the market size of the global and European crop protection chemicals market both in terms of active ingredient volume as well as revenue (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/european-crop-protection-chemicals-market-1131.html). (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The report, "European Crop Protection Chemicals Market by Types (Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides, Bio-pesticides and Adjuvants), by Crop Types, by Geography: Trends and Forecast to 2018"...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

2014-04-18 10:27:02

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...

Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius
2014-04-18 10:16:19

The Passenger Pigeon or the Wild Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. The species resided in enormous migratory flocks until the early 20th century, when hunting and habitat destruction led to its demise. One flock in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as being 1 mile wide and 300 miles long, took 14 hours to pass, and held more than 3.5 billion birds. That number, if it is accurate, would likely represent a large fraction of the entire population at that...

Needles and cones, Bishop Pine, Pinus muricata
2014-04-18 10:20:50

Bishop pine (Pinus muricata) grows on or near the coast in California and Mexico; becoming endangered in Mexico. This tree also goes by the name of prickle cone pine, bull pine, Obispo pine, Santa Cruz pine and dwarf marine pine. This pine relies on the dense fog from the coast for its water supply as well as rainwater. This pine is also highly dependent on forest fires for future regeneration and may become extinct with the prevention of forest fires in its region. The Bishop pine grows...

Apache Pine, Pinus engelmannii
2014-04-18 09:53:30

Apache pine (Pinus engelmannii) grows in the south west from northern Mexico to southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. This pine is closely related to the Michoacan pine and the longleaf pine. The Apache pine grows on canyon slopes, ridges, and stream-side terraces at altitudes between 5000 and 9100 feet above sea level. The climate preferred by this tree is somewhat dry with little rainfall during the summer. This pine can grow in all types of soil from sandy to clay and sand...

Tenasserim Pine, Pinus latteri
2014-04-18 08:32:01

Tenasserim pine (Pinus latteri) is an evergreen that is native to Mainland Southeast Asia. This tree grows in the mountains of southeastern Burma, northern Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam as well as on the island of Hainan in China. This tree was named after the Tenasserim Hills located between Myanmar and Thailand. The Tenasserim pine generally grows at altitudes of 1312-3281 feet with some growing lower around 328 feet and some growing as high as 3937 feet. This tree is considered...

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