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2014-09-25 23:12:26

"Sustainable Games: The Business Model Challenge,” promotes global collaboration among students driving sustainable innovation in a call to social entrepreneurship. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Cornerstone Capital Inc. announced today a new commitment to action at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting that will challenge university students around the world to develop a sustainable business of tomorrow. “Sustainable Games: The Business Model Challenge” is...

2014-09-25 23:11:14

EPA Superfund (EPA ID: CA2570024453) Site LF-14 George Air Force Base in Victorville, CA utilizes 4 acres of HydroTurf™ as its landfill closure method Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 WatershedGeo recently closed EPA Superfund Site LF-14 at George Air Force Base with HydroTurf™ as its landfill closure medium. This site received all the Air Force base’s wastes (lube oil, paint, lacquer, naphthalene, PD-680, TCE, cleaning fluids, batteries, fire-fighting foam, hydraulic...

2014-09-25 23:06:25

Environmental resource management firm using Hexagon Geospatial Software for monitoring mangroves in New Caledonia – South Province, City of Dumbéa Norcross, GA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Hexagon Geospatial announces that Bluecham SAS, an environmental protection and sustainable resource management firm, is now using the company’s software to monitor and classify mangroves for city planning and mining companies in New Caledonia – South Province, City of Dumbéa. Using...

2014-09-25 16:27:52

OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is opening up nominations for its annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth, as part of its continuing effort to encourage more Aboriginal workers to consider a career in the forest sector. The award will honour a First Nations, Metis or Inuit individual with strong academic standing who is committed to their field of study and to a job in the forest sector. The $2,500 award is targeted at youth from 18...

2014-09-25 08:21:41

Innovator Capital announces CleanEquity Monaco - 5th & 6th March LONDON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanEquity Monaco's eighth annual conference will continue its mission to enable and accelerate world relevant, best in class, disruptive clean technology companies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140924/148221 Executives will be provided with an intimate and collegiate setting to meet and work with carefully selected financial and corporate investors, strategic acquirers,...

2014-09-25 04:23:08

MOSCOW, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Russian Towers ("Russian Towers" or the "Group"), one of the largest telecommunications projects in the Russian Federation, is pleased to announce that it has secured a credit line of RUB 2 billion for 10 years from the Eurasian Development Bank ("EDB"). Under the agreement, Russian Towers will use the funds to finance the development of its telecommunications infrastructure throughout Russia. In particular, the Group will...

2014-09-24 23:00:38

The 33rd anniversary of Belizean independence was celebrated September 21st in what the Lodge at Chaa Creek hailed as a reflection of the region's newest nation's ongoing success San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The thirty-third anniversary of Belizean independence was celebrated September 21st in what the Lodge at Chaa Creek called one of the most ambitious, well attended and well behaved celebrations since the country achieved Independence in 1981. The Belizean...

2014-09-24 20:20:23

Achieves a top disclosure score among aerospace and defense peers FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for a third consecutive year for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and business risks associated with environmental impact. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Northrop Grumman was recognized in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report...

2014-09-24 12:23:28

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Pollution Probe applauds the Government of Canada for announcing today new clean fuel and clean vehicle regulations. Building on existing rules that limit and reduce vehicle emissions that contribute to climate change and air pollution, the new regulations set an aggressive pace for significantly deeper emissions reductions into the future. The actions announced today will contribute to improved air quality by requiring lower levels of sulphur in...

2014-09-24 12:21:11

Satellite That Took First Publicly Available Pictures of Earth More than Doubles Design Life DENVER, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IKONOS, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for DigitalGlobe, Inc., [NYSE: DGI], celebrates its 15(th) birthday on-orbit today. IKONOS, the first satellite to collect and publicly share high-resolution earth images, was launched on Sept. 24, 1999, and has taken thousands of photos of Earth for applications including national security, disaster relief,...


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Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

Desert greening
2013-04-25 16:10:03

Desert greening is made up of any number of methods used to revitalize deserts. So far, only arid and semi-arid desert are meant when using this expression. The icy deserts and other types are considered to be unsuitable. The different methods include landscaping methods to reduce evaporation, erosion, consolidation of topsoil, temperature, sandstorms and more, permaculture in general, planting trees, regeneration of salty, polluted, or degenerated soils, floodwater retention and...

Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

Wetland
2013-04-19 18:19:23

A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.