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2014-08-12 16:23:25

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm providing innovative water pollution and contamination solutions to communities, industry and governments, today announced that it has completed phase 1 of its $12 million NTE (Not-To-Exceed) stormwater management contract in Nassau County, NY, awarded October 2013. AbTech has been given the County's approval...

2014-08-12 16:23:18

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kibush Capital Corporation (OTC: DLCR) announced today it has budgeted gold processing from its Koranga Gold Mine site in Papua New Guinea for the month of August at 950 grams ( 30.5 ounces ). This represents an increase of over 500% from its July processing at 172 grams (5.5 Ounces). "We have initiated a number of incentives with our workers at the mine site and we would anticipate this to have a positive effect on the processing...

2014-08-12 16:22:52

DUBLIN, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Wave and Tidal Energy Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 When harnessed effectively, oceans could prove to be one of the largest reserves of clean and sustainable energy. Ocean energy can be broadly classified as wave and tidal energy. Under wave and tidal energy, energy...

2014-08-11 23:02:29

Climate change is having a direct negative effect on the Great Lakes, including impacts to recreational value, drinking water potential, and becoming more suited to invasive species and infectious pathogens, according to a Grand Valley State University researcher. Muskegon, MI (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Climate change is having a direct negative effect on the Great Lakes, including impacts to recreational value, drinking water potential, and becoming more suited to invasive species and...

2014-08-11 16:22:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (Alliance) announced today the keynote speakers for the Alliance's Signature Event to be held September 24-25, 2014 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. The theme of the event is "Powering Business Value Through Sustainability". Dr. James Fava, Chief Sustainability Strategist with PE International, Inc. will moderate the keynote session. Terry F. Yosie,...

2014-08-11 08:23:34

Earnings Conference Call to Be Held on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:30 AM (U.S. Pacific Time) / 8:30 AM (U.S. Eastern Time) / 8:30 PM (Beijing Time) XI'AN, China, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Recycling Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: CREG or "the Company"), a leading industrial waste-to-energy solution provider in China, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 after the US markets close on Thursday, August 14,...

2014-08-08 12:22:18

OTTAWA, Aug. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - On August 4, a tailings breach occurred at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia, owned and operated by Imperial Metals. This incident is an unfortunate and significant issue that is being taken very seriously by the company, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and all stakeholders involved. Imperial Metals has apologized to the public for the breach of its tailings pond. Imperial has recognized and publicly asserted its responsibility to...

Scientists Analyze Risks To Penguin Populations
2014-08-08 03:12:25

British Antarctic Survey A major study of all penguin species suggests the birds are at continuing risk from habitat degradation. Writing in the journal, Conservation Biology, a group of internationally renowned scientists recommends the adoption of measures to mitigate against a range of effects including; food scarcity (where fisheries compete for the same resources), being caught in fishing nets, oil pollution and climate change. This could include the establishment of marine protected...

2014-08-08 08:24:51

Billionaires Row Chairman William Benson (2014 Special NAFCA Award Recipient) announced today Billionaires Row will be the Host Sponsor with partner Samsung Electronics, Ltd. for the 4th Annual AFRICAN NAFCA (Nollywood & African Film Critics' Awards) being held in Los Angeles on September 13, 2014 NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Attending Special NAFCA Award Honorees include Stars Sir Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett Jr. (Lifetime Achievement Award in Cinema) and Isaiah Washington...

Three Times More Mercury In Upper Ocean Since Industrial Revolution: Study
2014-08-07 03:05:46

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Although the days of odd behavior among hat makers are a thing of the past, the dangers mercury poses to humans and the environment persist today. Mercury is a naturally occurring element as well as a by-product of such distinctly human enterprises as burning coal and making cement. Estimates of "bioavailable" mercury—forms of the element that can be taken up by animals and humans—play an important role in everything from drafting an...


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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