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2014-10-30 12:24:08

Communities Believe Health Problems Related to Emissions Exposure BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Warning Signs: Toxic Air Pollution at Oil and Gas Development Sites is a new report released today alongside "Air concentrations of volatile compounds near oil and gas production: A community-based exploratory study" published today in the journal Environmental Health. Coming Clean and Global Community Monitor collaborated with 12 community organizations in six...

2014-10-30 12:23:33

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC), the U.S. listed company that operates the Shouyang Coalbed Methane (CBM) Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China, is pleased to announce a further extension of the maturity date of its existing Facility Agreement with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). The maturity date of the Facility Agreement with SCB has been extended to December 5, 2014, from the previous...

2014-10-30 12:23:25

Plant health ingredients enable higher crop yields to meet the rising food requirements of the region's growing population LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The total arable land area in Western Europe is decreasing at a rate of 0.6 percent every year due to higher urbanization. Pressured by the huge demand for food in the region, agriculturalists are increasingly turning to plant health improvement agents to improve the yield and quality of their crops. New analysis from Frost &...

2014-10-30 12:23:18

MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has revealed the winners of its third annual Power of Wind contest during CanWEA's 30(th) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Montreal, Quebec. This unique contest is launched annually on Global Wind Day, June 15, to celebrate the power of wind, and the growing contribution of wind energy in Canada and around the world. Every year, CanWEA awards several bursary prizes to students entering or in...

2014-10-30 12:21:55

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Experts Take Advantage of Carfax Service Loyalty Program Benefits GAINESVILLE, Va., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hybrid Shop (THS), global leaders in hybrid and electric vehicle training, education and battery conditioning, has joined the Carfax® Service Network. In addition to joining the Network, each participating location is automatically enrolled in the Carfax Service Loyalty Program, which helps grow service revenue by reaching new customers...

2014-10-30 12:21:09

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was recognized for its environmental conservation and leadership efforts to continuously implement energy-efficient solutions at its San Diego shipyard. This week the company received an Award of Environmental Excellence from the Industrial Environmental Association at its 2014 conference in San Diego. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 In March 2014,...

Researchers Discover For First Time That Rare Bush Frog Breeds In Bamboo
2014-10-30 03:53:56

Provided by National University of Singapore Scientists observed this new reproductive mode in critically endangered white spotted bush frogs in South India's Western Ghats Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a new reproductive mode in frogs and toads - breeding and laying direct developing eggs in live bamboo with narrow openings - which was observed in the white spotted bush frog (Raorchestes chalazodes). This critically endangered frog is...

Oriental fruit fly
2014-10-30 02:45:40

Provided by Tony Steeper, Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre A global research effort has finally resolved a major biosecurity issue: four of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests are actually one and the same. For twenty years some of the world’s most damaging pest fruit flies have been almost impossible to distinguish from each other. The ability to identify pests is central to quarantine, trade, pest management and basic research. In 2009 a coordinated...

leopard frog
2014-10-30 09:24:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some scientists must travel to far-off exotic locations to discover new species, one team of American researchers found a new species in a much less desolate location – New York City. According to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE, a new species of leopard frog has been discovered in the wilds of New York City. The Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog, or Rana kauffeldi, has subsequently been found living from Connecticut to North...

2014-10-30 08:41:05

MONTREAL, Oct. 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Hybrid Paytech World (the "Company" or "Hybrid") (CSE: HPT) a leader on Mobile Credit and PIN Debit payment solutions and couponing, is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors have approved the terms of a financing according to which the Company would issue unsecured convertible debentures (Convertible Debentures) for proceeds of up to $3,000,000. The Convertible Debentures would mature on December 31, 2015 (Maturity Date) and will...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep with imported breeds like the Dorper sheep. This caused a decline in purebred Maasai sheep, which...

Chiricahua Leopard Frog, Lithobates chiricahuensis or Rana chiricahuensis
2014-10-29 12:41:14

The Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis or Rana chiricahuensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family that is located in Mexico and the United States. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, freshwater springs, open excavations, and ponds. It is threatened by loss of habitat and chytrid fungus to such a degree...

Asiatic Grass Frog, Rana chensinensis
2014-10-29 12:37:54

The Asiatic Grass Frog (Rana chensinensis), known also as the Chinese Brown Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It can be found in China, Mongolia, possibly North Korea, and possibly Russia. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, irrigated land, and pastureland. It is threatened by loss of habitat. In China, it is hunted for use...

Gopher Frog, Rana capito
2014-10-29 11:26:34

The Gopher Frog (Rana capito) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to the Southeastern United States. It mostly inhabits the threatened sand hill communities, flatwoods, and scrub in the Atlantic coastal plain where it is normally found near ponds. The two subspecies include the Carolina Gopher Frog (R. c. capito), and Florida Gopher Frog (R. c. aesopus). The Dusky Gopher Frog (T. sevosa) had formerly been considered a subspecies but was elevated to a species...

Long-Legged Wood Frog, Rana macrocnemis
2014-10-29 11:23:16

The Long-Legged Wood Frog (Rana macrocnemis), known also as the Caucasus Frog or the Uludag Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It can be found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Turkey, and Turkmenistan. Its natural habitats include boreal forests, temperate forests, temperate shrubland, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, rivers and intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes,...

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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.