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Innovative Solar-powered Toilet Developed, Ready For Unveiling In India
2014-03-14 12:44:38

University of Colorado Boulder A revolutionary University of Colorado Boulder toilet fueled by the sun that is being developed to help some of the 2.5 billion people around the world lacking safe and sustainable sanitation will be unveiled in India this month. The self-contained, waterless toilet, designed and built using a $777,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has the capability of heating human waste to a high enough temperature to sterilize human waste and...

The True Fate Of Charcoal In The World's Soils Revealed
2013-04-19 08:35:43

National Science Foundation Scientists find surprising new answers in wetlands such as the Everglades Scientists have uncovered one of nature's long-kept secrets--the true fate of charcoal in the world's soils. The ability to determine the fate of charcoal is critical to knowledge of the global carbon budget, which in turn can help understand and mitigate climate change. However, until now, researchers only had scientific guesses about what happens to charcoal once it's...

2012-12-02 05:03:56

New standardized methodology developed by The Earth Partners, in a partnership with Applied Ecological Services and Brinkman & Associates, allows public agencies and other parties to document and receive marketplace credit–or other financial incentives–for improvements to soil carbon levels. Brodhead, WI (PRWEB) December 01, 2012 The Earth Partners is pleased to announce the validation of its comprehensive soil carbon quantification methodology by the Verified Carbon...

New Carbon Accounting Method To Reduce Farmers' Use Of Nitrogen Fertilizer
2012-07-18 15:06:33

Large amounts of nitrogen fertilizer lead to nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere It's summer. For many of us, summer is a time synonymous with fresh corn, one of the major field crops produced in the United States. In 2011, corn was planted on more than 92 million acres in the U.S., helping the nation continue its trend as the world's largest exporter of the crop. Corn is a nitrogen-loving plant. To achieve desired production levels, most U.S. farmers apply synthetic...

2012-07-11 23:01:41

Leading lawn and garden public relations Firm, Garden Media, adds four new clients for 2012. Kennett Square, PA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 Garden Media, the leading PR firm in the lawn and garden industry, continues to have a banner year, adding four new clients since the beginning of 2012. “Garden Media´s industry-wide reputation, trusted relationships and consistent delivery of WOW results were the key reasons these fine companies selected our boutique public relations firm,”...

2012-06-26 23:00:22

The Biochar Company, makers of Soil Reef, partner with one of the biggest producers of biochar in the US, Hawaii Biochar Products. Berwyn, PA (PRWEB) June 26, 2012 The Biochar Company, makers of Soil Reef soil amendment, are joining forces with one of the most successful biochar production companies in the US, Hawaii Biochar Products, LLC. Hawaii Biochar Products, owned and operated by Josiah Hunt, has produced over 100 tons of biochar, an average of one ton per week, since the...

2012-02-23 08:00:00

New Soil Reef biochar is the last soil amendment gardeners will ever need. Whether a gardening enthusiast, landscaper, grower or forester; Soil Reef biochar provides massive gains in both agriculture and the environment. Berwyn, PA (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 One part rich, black soil plus one part "Legend of El Dorado," makes Soil Reef biochar the ancient solution to our modern soil problem. In 1541, Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellana, led a famous expedition of the Amazon. He...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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