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2014-03-20 16:23:31

MONTREAL, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) will hold its annual meeting of stockholders on Friday, May 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), at the Centre for Conservation of Boreal Biodiversity, 2230, boulevard du Jardin, Saint-Félicien, Quebec. About Resolute Forest Products Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, market...

2014-03-20 16:23:13

Approval Marks Significant Progress in Company's Efforts to Upgrade Plant VERNON, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exide Technologies (OTC: XIDEQ), announced today that the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has approved an operational plan for Exide's battery recycling facility in Vernon, CA - marking significant progress in the Company's ongoing efforts to upgrade its plant. Exide has worked diligently with SCAQMD for the past seven months to develop a...

NASA Helps Improve Flood Safety When Waters Rise
2014-03-20 14:42:10

NASA Flooding is the most frequent and widespread weather-related natural disaster, taking a huge toll in lives and property each year. NASA Earth-observing satellites and airborne missions provide vital information to emergency planners, relief organizations and weather forecasters, helping to improve flood monitoring and forecasting, as well as providing a more comprehensive understanding of one of Mother Nature's most damaging hazards. NASA's Earth-observing satellites provide...

2014-03-20 12:30:29

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:FGD Market for new FGD Systems (Wet and Dry FGD systems), Reagents and Replacement Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2019 Power plants utilizing fossil fuel such as coal emit sulfur dioxide with the flue gas, cause harmful environmental effects such as acid rain. To remove sulfur dioxide from the flue gas, flue gas desulfurization...

2014-03-20 12:25:39

ReFoamIt wins Excellence in EPS Recycling Award CROFTON, Md., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS?IA) has awarded the annual Excellence in EPS Recycling Award to ReFoamIt, a company that organizes foam recycling collections. The award is presented to companies that display an extraordinary commitment to the advancement of expanded polystyrene (EPS) recycling. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/DC87364 ReFoamIt was started in 2009 by...

2014-03-19 23:27:21

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Remains Optimistic about Global Water Supply, Recalls Interview with Water Author Steven Solomon. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 To water advocate and researcher Sharon Kleyne, United Nations World Water Day is one of the most important days of the year. The annual March 22 observance, says Kleyne, offers an opportunity to reflect on advances and setbacks in the ongoing global fresh water supply crisis, and to further educate the...

2014-03-19 23:03:48

HOBO data loggers and weather stations now comply with UK's Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive. Bourne, MA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Onset (http://www.onsetcomp.com), a world leader in data loggers and weather stations, today announced that the company has completed modification of its manufacturing materials and equipment in order to comply with the United Kingdom’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive standards. While RoHS standards pertain to the banning...

Amazon Inhales More Carbon Than It Emits
2014-03-18 20:28:30

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory A new NASA-led study seven years in the making has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, therefore reducing global warming. This finding resolves a long-standing debate about a key component of the overall carbon balance of the Amazon basin. The Amazon's carbon balance is a matter of life and death: living trees take carbon dioxide out of the air as they grow, and dead trees put the...

2014-03-18 08:22:13

New contract highlights Lockheed Martin's continued role as leader of ocean energy BALTIMORE, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding to its recent momentum in ocean energy, Lockheed Martin announced today that it is further advancing the next generation of tidal energy. Lockheed Martin has commenced a contract from global tidal energy leader Atlantis Resources Ltd. (ARL:LN) to optimize the design of Atlantis' new 1.5-megawatt tidal turbine, the AR1500....

2014-03-17 16:21:34

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, today announced that it( )has scheduled a conference call for Monday, March 31, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. (ET) to discuss the Company's financial results for its full year 2013...


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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