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2014-09-22 16:23:18

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies and Carrier today joined the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy in supporting the formation of the Global Food Cold Chain Council at the special United Nations Climate Summit 2014. Speaking to environmental ministers at the high-level meeting of the UN's Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) on the eve of the climate summit, John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, United Technologies Building & Industrial...

2014-09-22 16:22:37

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Over the 2014 summer, Arctic sea ice melted back from its maximum extent reached in March to a coverage area of 1.94 million square miles...

2014-09-22 12:22:41

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (Alliance) announced today the release of a collection of sustainable practices in the area of distribution transformer purchasing, management and disposal/reuse. The Alliance is an organization of electric utilities, including many of the country's largest utilities, with a goal to improve environmental performance and the advancement of sustainable business...

2014-09-22 08:34:04

MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Philippine telco Globe Telecom marked another corporate milestone by expanding its business operations overseas with the recent opening of the first international Globe Store in Italy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147237 Located in the financial and fashion capital of Milan along Via Capellari 3, the maiden international Globe Store in Milan is open Tuesdays to Sundays, offering a variety of telecoms...

2014-09-22 08:22:32

VANCOUVER, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Capstone Mining Corp. ("Capstone") (TSX: CS) today announced that it has received an amended Quartz Mining License for the Minto North Deposit as outlined in the Phase V/VI Pre-Feasibility Study. It has not, however, received its Water Use License ("WUL") amendment, which the Yukon Water Board believes is required in order to commence pre-stripping of Capstone's Minto North pit. Underground mining and milling operations are not affected...

2014-09-18 23:12:53

Reform Jews are being asked to rethink climate change this Rosh Hashanah by Friends of Science Society who point out that great social injustice has been the outcome of climate change policies with no benefit to the environment. Friends of Science recommend a review of the work of Israeli astrophysicist Dr. Nir Shaviv who presents a convincing scientific argument that the sun is the main driver of climate change. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Stating that the case...

2014-09-18 12:26:34

The smallest contemporary art gallery of the smallest country in the world celebrates its 5th anniversary. MONTE-CARLO, Monaco, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Just a window on the contemporary art world "La Vitrine" opens horizons for emerging artists. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140918/146912 Galleries don't like new artists. They like their artists old or dead. It is very difficult for new talent to get oxygen for their work. With these thoughts 5 years...

2014-09-17 23:04:45

HydroGuard is now available for pre-order on the popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo for just 30 days LONDON (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Floods are among the costliest natural disasters that take place throughout the world, and just a small flood can wreak havoc on personal property, ruining treasured possessions and resulting in astronomical bills. Hannes Floto, personally affected by multiple floods, chose to embark on a journey to create a better solution for those who experience...

2014-09-17 16:22:43

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has selected three California organizations to receive national Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) awards for 2014. NRCS administers both a national and a state-level CIG program to fund the development of unique and innovative solutions that will make natural resources conservation more effective and efficient. State level grants will be announced soon. "Conservation...

2014-09-17 16:22:20

MONTREAL, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - For consistently showing leadership on behalf of wetlands that support millions of ducks, geese and other wildlife, and partnering with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has won the SFI President's Award. DUC is demonstrating how to conserve wetlands while constructing resource roads, taking the initiative to promote the benefits of forest certification, encouraging community outreach, and providing valuable...


Latest Earth Reference Libraries

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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