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power plant
2014-08-28 07:18:44

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Existing power plants worldwide will be responsible for 300 billion tons of future carbon dioxide emissions, with fossils fuels (particularly coal) still proving dominant in energy production. A new study from scientists at Princeton and UC Irvine says that continuing investment in these kinds of power plants makes our targets for controlling climate change questionable. The researchers, whose findings appear in the journal...

Orion Molecular Cloud Complex
2014-08-28 07:00:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Current theories suggest that rocky planets like Earth start their lives as microscopic bits of dust tinier than a grain of sand. Filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula might be full of pebble-sized particles, according to a new study released by astronomers using the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Green Bank Telescope (GBT). These pebbles are planetary building blocks 100 to 1,000 times larger than the dust...

global warming ipcc
2014-08-28 05:16:23

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bloomberg News has obtained a leaked copy of a United Nations report that predicts “severe, irreversible and unpredictable impacts for people and ecosystems” as a result of global warming. The document lays the blame for climate change on human activity and in particular on the effects of fossil fuel emissions. The leaked paper comes from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Bloomberg reporter Alex Morales...

2014-08-28 04:20:29

HAMILTON, Bermuda, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AziNam Ltd., ('the Company") the offshore Namibia focused exploration company, is pleased to announce that a new licence has been issued for Blocks 2312A&B and 2412A&B, now renamed as Blocks 2312 and 2412A (the Central Blocks), offshore Namibia, operated by Chariot Oil & Gas ("Chariot") (CHAR:LN). The newly awarded license has a three year Initial Exploration Phase which commenced on the 27th of August 2014,...

martian meteorite
2014-08-28 04:22:22

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A meteorite discovered in the Sahara Desert three years ago could hold the secrets to the climate history of Mars, and may ultimately help answer the question as to whether or not the now cold, dry Red Planet was once home to a warm environment capable of supporting life, an international team of researchers claim in a new study. That meteorite, which is known as both Black Beauty and NWA 7533, is currently being analyzed by Florida...

2014-08-27 23:15:46

Nearly 500,000 pounds of food waste will be removed and converted into nutrient-neutral water each year to help ease Israel’s increasing solid waste crisis. Chestnut Ridge, New York (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 BioHitech America, the most innovative and sustainable solution to food waste removal, along with its Israeli Distributor Ramnoa Municipal Services, announced an expanded relationship with Beilinson Hospital, which is part of Rabin Medical Center, Israel’s leading hospital system....

2014-08-27 23:10:17

New Market Research Reports Title “Global Fuel Cell Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020” Has Been Added to GrandViewResearch.com Report Database. View Full Report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/fuel-cell-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Global fuel cell capacity is expected to reach 664.5 MW by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 22.6% from 2014 to 2020. Government support across various nations to develop hydrogen fuel...

2014-08-27 23:09:34

GrandViewResearch.com has announced the addition of "Global Shale Gas Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020" market research report to their database. View full report with TOC at http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/shale-gas-industry. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The global market for shale gas is expected to reach USD 67.02 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Depleting conventional energy reserves...

2014-08-27 23:08:17

With the influx of wind farm projects being constructed in the US, vandalism and theft at these large and remote facilities have also been on the rise. HGH Infrared Systems' Spynel would be an effective solution for 24/7 security and surveillance to protect the valuable assets within. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Clean, renewable energy by the way of wind farms have been gaining popularity in the US recently, a trend that was effectively reinforced after last month’s...

2014-08-27 23:06:32

Latest Report Global Solar PV Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020 now available at GrandViewResearch.com. View Full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/solar-pv-industry. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The global installed capacity for solar PV is expected to reach 489.8 GW by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing push for sustainability has led to increased focus on renewable energy forms...


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Skeleton Tarantula, Ephebopus murinus
2014-08-29 11:32:08

The Skeleton Tarantula (Ephebopus murinus) is a species of spider belonging to the Theraphosidae family, a sub-family of Aviculariinae. This New World species is native to several South American countries. Its common name comes from the skeleton-like markings on its legs. The generic name, Ephebopus comes from the Greek meaning “youthful” plus “foot”, and the specific name, murinus is from the Latin meaning “mouse-colored”. The adult E. murinus normally grows to a leg span of...

Western Toad, Anaxyrus Boreas
2014-08-29 10:52:14

The Western Toad, Anaxyrus boreas, or more commonly known as Bufo boreas, is a large toad species of western North America. It grows to between 5.6 and 13 centimeters long. It has a white or cream colored dorsal stripe, and is dusky gray or greenish dorsally with skin glands concentrated within the dark blotches. Its parotoid glands are oval shaped, widely separated, and larger than the upper eyelids. It features a mottled venter and horizontal pupils but it lacks cranial crests. Compared...

Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad, Atelopus Varius
2014-08-29 09:49:13

The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad, Atelopus varius, known also as the clown frog, is a neo-tropical true toad belonging to the family Bufonidae. Ranging once from Costa Rica to Panama, A. varius is currently listed as critically endangered and has been decreased to a single remnant population near Quepos, Costa Rica and is assumed to be extinct within Panama. Some recent variation in the air temperature, precipitation, stream flow patterns, and the following spread of a pathogenic...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

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