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2012-06-17 23:03:51

National Daylight Appreciation Day (June 21, 2012, and sponsored by Solatube International) was created as a way to increase awareness about benefits and innovative uses of daylight in our everyday lives. It is also a day of education and awareness, leading us toward a more energy-efficient planet. Vista, Calif. (PRWEB) June 16, 2012 National Daylight Appreciation Day (June 21, 2012) was created as a way to increase awareness about benefits and innovative uses of daylight in our everyday...

2012-06-11 23:01:30

Company to Offer Best Practices to Focus Effort and Resources for a Successful ERP Implementation Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 GXS, a leading provider of B2B integration services, today announced it will sponsor a webinar titled, “How B2B Completes ERP.” The webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 11:00 am ET. Integrating ERP systems with a B2B platform helps complete the exchange of information by easily sharing information received from business partners...

2012-06-05 23:01:50

Technology and Social Media Can Add Significant Value to Businesses New York, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 In an article titled, “The Fashion Solution Provider That Puts Customers First,” CGS´s Application Solutions Group President Paul F. Magel discusses the benefits of utilizing a community through technology and social networking and the positive effect it can have on a business. Magel highlights the importance of developing a shared community where customers can interact...

Beetles Contribute To Air Pollution In Forests
2012-05-25 07:05:45

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Activity of the bark beetle is having an impact on both air quality and climate, according to a new report from a team of American scientists published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Evidence of the beetle´s impact can be seen in the lodgepole pine forests of the western United States. Many of the trees there are dying or ravaged by the beetles and a faint haze of particulate matter can be seen throughout the area. Air samples...

Street Lights Affect Delicate Ecosystems
2012-05-24 04:26:42

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Civilization has long been derided for intruding upon the habitats of wild animals, and even man´s smaller neighbors have been affected by the wheels of progress. Another measure of this impact can be seen in how street lighting is having a transformative effect on communities of insects and other invertebrates living near them, according to researchers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. A report published in Biology Letters showed...

2012-05-11 23:01:07

Baker Tilly teams with leading cloud ERP vendors to demonstrate innovative and modern solutions for manufacturers. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly), a full service accounting and advisory firm, believes that the manufacturing industry will be redefined by cloud ERP software. Companies that haven´t evaluated their ERP in the last decade will be in for a surprise. Cloud based ERP solutions are bringing highly innovative capabilities that...


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Surface Map Weather Feature
2012-07-23 11:15:04

The above map identifies the visibility throughout the United States. We as meteorologist use surface visibility charts to help identify where certain features are possibly at. If we look at the red circle near San Diego we can see that it says ¼ visibility meaning that they are experiencing Fog at their weather station, which can lead to many problems from traffic on the roads and also the shipping lanes of the ocean. The second is the 3 and 7 in Central Nebraska. Here we are looking...

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2009-07-06 17:01:44

Arctic haze is a phenomenon that occurs in the atmosphere at high latitudes in the Arctic due to air pollution. What distinguishes Arctic haze from haze found elsewhere, is the ability of its chemical ingredients to endure in the atmosphere for a longer period of time compared to other pollutants. Due to limited snowfall, rain, or turbulent air to displace pollutants from the polar air in the spring, Arctic haze can continue for more than a month in the northern atmosphere. Arctic haze was...

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2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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2009-07-06 16:36:49

Mist is a phenomenon that consists of small droplets of water suspended in air. Mist occurs as part of a natural weather event or from volcanic activity. Mist is most common in cold air above warm water. Mist also occurs when air is exhaled in cold temperatures or when steam is formed in a sauna. Aerosol cans can create artificial mist if the humidity levels are just right. The one difference between mist and fog is visibility. If visibility is less than 0.62 miles (1 kilometer), the...

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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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