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Australias Huge Wild Camel Population Now Considered Pests

Australia's Huge Wild Camel Population Now Considered Pests

University of Exeter A new study by a University of Exeter researcher has shed light on how an estimated one million-strong population of wild camels thriving in Australia's remote outback have become reviled as pests and culled on a large...

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2014-04-23 23:16:28

Africa Bridge today announced the successful completion of the first year of a project to invest in village farm livelihoods for families who care for vulnerable African children. Supported by a grant from The Monsanto Fund, Africa Bridge provided 224 families with start-up loans for investments in dairy cows and avocado tree seedlings. Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Africa Bridge today announced the successful completion of the first year of a project to invest in village farm...

2014-04-23 23:15:52

Excelsior, MN company offers an energy saving “assist” to ice arenas throughout the “State of Hockey” using Minnesota companies and Minnesota investors. Excelsior, MN (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 JJR Power has devised a plan to help ice arenas combat rising operating costs in Minnesota. Electricity prices have increased approximately 40% in the last 10 years in the “State of Hockey” and nearly half of the 235 arenas in Minnesota are now forced to replace cooling systems using Freon....

2014-04-23 23:15:06

Friends of Science are challenging statements in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) as misleading to industry and not founded on scientific evidence of the IPCC Physical Sciences Working Group I of the fall, which states there has been a hiatus in global warming over the past 16 years and ‘low confidence’ of future weather extremes. Canada’s province of Ontario consulted closely with ENGOs on low-carbon initiatives and went from manufacturing heartland to dead weight in the Canadian...

2014-04-23 23:10:28

Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of information technology and payment systems and services for public transportation, received a $7.5 million add-on contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to expand the Clipper® card fare payment system to more than a dozen suburban transit agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area. SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of information technology and payment...

2014-04-23 23:08:22

The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is a rare and fantastic opportunity to get up close to endemic Malaysian elephants. The elephants at the sanctuary have been rescued from all over Peninsula Malaysia, providing them a safe sanctuary in the wild. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The elephant sanctuary was established in 1989 within the Krau Wildlife Reserve, and is managed by the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks. The elephants at the sanctuary are not captured elephants, they...

2014-04-23 23:07:23

Major utilities including Exelon, AEP, Capital Power, Dominion and Southern Power will convene in Chicago this May to discuss gas-fired power strategy and hear updates from key regulators the EPA, FERC, NERC, ISOs and state commissioners plus meet with major suppliers and contractors like Energy Exemplar, TurboPHASE, ABB, Siemens and Mitsubishi. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 There are a multitude of factors which are propelling natural gas power generation forward as the solution for the US...

2014-04-23 23:05:21

ReportsnReports.com adds “In-Depth Evaluation and Development Forecast of Wind Power Generation Market in China, 2014-2018” and “Research and Development Trend Forecast of China Biomass Power Generation Market, 2014-2018” reports to its research database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 China enjoys abundant biomass energy resources. Crop straws, following coals, petroleum and natural gases, are the fourth largest resource in China. In accordance with development guideline of...

2014-04-23 23:01:27

Energy Saving Solutions USA (“ESS” or the “Company”), the creators of the LED with a lifetime guarantee™, yesterday celebrated the achievement of $2.2 billion in energy costs savings in 2013 from efficient LED lighting; consequently eliminating 404.5 million tons of carbon emissions from polluting our planet. The Company’s Forever LED Lights are the only LED lights on the market with a lifetime guarantee, exclusively administered by McCusker & Company and backed by Service...

2014-04-23 23:00:55

On Earth Day, 84 companies worldwide were recognized for creating the most positive environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual “B Corp Best for the Environment” list. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 On Earth Day, 84 companies worldwide were recognized for creating the most positive environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual “B Corp Best for the Environment” list. The “B Corp Best for the Environment” list...

2014-04-23 20:21:12

HONOLULU, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new opinion poll reveals that Hawaiian Electric (HECO) has a significant public image problem: an overwhelming number of Hawaii residents (94%) support more rooftop solar, and 90% believe that HECO is slowing rooftop solar to protect its profits. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130828/SF71040LOGO The poll confirms that most residents are very familiar with and supportive of rooftop solar; a third have family members with...


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White Faced Darter, Leucorrhinia dubia
2014-04-22 14:10:38

The white-faced darter (Leucorrhinia dubia), also known as the small whiteface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in northern areas of Europe and northwestern areas of Asia. Its range includes Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, the Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, among other areas. It prefers to reside in bogs near lakes and other water sources with abundant tree cover. It can be seen between May and July in Great Britain, but is active during...

Hartweg’s Pine, Pinus hartwegii
2014-04-22 13:27:36

Hartweg’s pine (Pinus hartwegii) is found growing in the mountains of  Mexico and Central America east to Honduras. This tree was discovered and named in 1838 by Karl Hartweg. The Hartweg’s pine is related to the Pinus Montezuma species which has shorter needles, as well as smaller cones and grows at lower altitudes. The Hartweg Pine grows at altitudes of 8200-14100 feet above sea level forming the alpine tree line in the higher mountains of Mexico. This pine tolerates dry winters,...

Termitaradus mitnicki
2014-04-22 12:18:11

Termitaradus mitnicki is an extinct species of true bug that once lived during the Miocene Burdigalian age. It was discovered encased in amber on the island of Hispaniola. The amber holds one female specimen, the only specimen from which the species is known, that is housed at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. It was first described by Michael S. Engel who published his findings in the Zookeys online journal in 2009. It is thought that Termitaradus mitnicki resided in...

Nesagapostemon
2014-04-22 12:04:18

Nesagapostemon is a genus that holds one species of extinct sweat bee, known as Nesagapostemon moronei, which once lived during the Miocene period. It is known from a single female specimen encased in amber that was mined on the island of Hispaniola. The amber holds bubbles and three worker bees of another species, hindering the visibility of the Nesagapostemon specimen. This species was named after Ettore Morone and was first described by Dr. Michael S. Engel in the ZooKeys online journal in...

Goblet-marked Damselfly, Erythromma lindenii
2014-04-22 11:54:21

The goblet-marked damselfly (Erythromma lindenii), also known as the blue-eye, is a species of damselfly that can be found in southwestern and southern areas of Europe. Its range includes Albania, Belgium, Croatia, France Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine, among many other areas. This species can also be found in Africa and Asia, but its highest concentrations are thought to occur in the Mediterranean. It prefers to reside near large or slow...

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