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2014-09-15 08:31:14

-The first net-zero home from the Renew Collection is under construction months after line was launched - ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deltec Homes, a leading provider of prefabricated energy efficient homes, delivered the first net-zero home from their Renew Collection. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140910/145245 Dr. Marie DeVerneil, a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, first discovered the company in 2012, but it was the launch...

2014-09-15 08:23:54

- Gov. Terry McAuliffe supports clean energy project RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power announced today that it has selected Capital One's Chester facility to house the first ground-mounted solar energy system in Central Virginia. The installation of nearly 2,500 solar panels will generate about 500 kilowatts of electricity at peak, enough to power about 125 homes. "We are pleased to partner with Capital One in expanding solar energy in the...

2014-09-15 08:23:52

REARDAN, Wash., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Rhizoterra Field Day that was recently held at Rhizoterra's Research Farm near Reardan, WA, world renowned soil health scientist, Dr. Jill Clapperton, shared results of research trials regarding COMPELL natural compost pellets. The field day was attended by key growers and farm managers, conservation district representatives, crop consultants, and representatives from local universities. The Rhizoterra Farm in Eastern Washington (at...

2014-09-15 08:23:48

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in recognition of the company's sustainable business practices and performance. "Being named to the DJSI is another demonstration that we're continuing to make progress on our sustainability strategy - when compared to not only our industry peers, but also the largest companies in North America," NiSource President and Chief Executive Officer Robert...

2014-09-15 08:23:33

-- Company to acquire and construct three solar facilities CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146043 This culminates the company's request for proposals (RFP) issued in February 2014 for new solar capacity. It will help Duke Energy further its commitment to renewable energy, diversify its energy portfolio and meet North...

2014-09-15 08:23:31

Marks rapid execution on growth strategy; Acquisitions would result in revenues and positive cash flow by first Q of 2015 EVEN YEHUDA, Israel, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluesphere Corp. [http://www.bluespherecorporate.com ] (OTCBB: BLSP) (the "Company" or "Bluesphere"), a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today it is rapidly executing on its strategy to acquire fully operational waste-to-energy facilities in select...

2014-09-15 08:23:15

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC), the U.S. listed company that operates the Shouyang Coalbed Methane (CBM) Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China, welcomes the recent announcement by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to raise city-gate gas prices by 20% for base volume non-residential customers. China Raises City-gate Gas PricesEffective September 1, 2014, city-gate natural...

2014-09-15 08:23:07

Company invites individual and institutional investors to log-on to RetailInvestorConferences.com to view presentation NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: JUHL), a leading provider of Clean Energy Solutions and the Leader in Community Wind Power, today announced that the presentation featuring President, John Mitola, is now available for on-demand viewing at RetailInvestorConferences.com. Attendees can view an overview of the Juhl Energy business...

2014-09-15 08:22:43

HerbalGram cover article addresses impacts of environmental variation on botanical quality and activity AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chemistry, taste, and health effects of tea can vary with changes in climate, says a new article published by the nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC). Recent research by Selena Ahmed, PhD, on climate change and its effects on the phytochemical compounds in tea (Camellia sinensis) is part of an extensive study...

2014-09-15 08:22:31

WALNUT, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) today reported more details on the Giant King Grass bioenergy project being pursued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited of South Africa. Below is an article by Chantelle Kotze in the Mining Weekly, which is available at http://www.miningweekly.com/article/r47-million-bio-energy-project-under-development-by-harmony-2014-08-22. "Gold miner Harmony Gold is implementing a R47-million bioenergy pilot-scale project...


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Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana boylii
2014-09-16 08:43:34

The Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii) is a small frog measuring about 1.46 to 3.2 inches. It belongs to the genus Rana within the Ranidae family. This species can be found from northern Oregon, down California’s west coast, and into Baja California, Mexico. Both the Columbia Spotted Frog and the Cascades Frog, also part of the Rana genus, reside in the northern regions of this frog’s territory. They show a preference for living in streams and rivers, and lay their eggs in masses...

Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Rana berlandieri
2014-09-16 08:16:44

The Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandieri) is a species of aquatic frog that is native to the southern United States in Texas and New Mexico, and south through Mexico and Central America. It is also occasionally referred to as the Mexican Leopard Frog. The handle berlandieri honors the Belgian naturalist Jean Louis Berlandier, who worked for the Mexican government on one of the first biological surveys of Texas. These frogs grow up to 2.2 to 4.5 inches long. They are normally tan,...

Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus
2014-09-15 16:22:26

The Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus, is a species of toad located in forests along the Western Ghats of India south of Goa. It is small and it can be found in wet tree hollows or leaf bases that contain water. This slender frog features a moderately sized head with a pointed snout and vertical lores. The distance between the eyes is as wide as the width of the upper eyelid. The opening of the ear is well marked and is about a third of the diameter of the eye. The fingers are...

Striped Raphael Catfish, Platydoras armatulus
2014-09-12 09:39:00

The striped Raphael catfish (Platydoras armatulus), also known as the talking catfish or the chocolate catfish, is a species of catfish that can be found in many areas of South America, including the Amazon, the Orinoco, and the Tocantins and it has been introduced into the United States of America. This species burrows into the soft sand in river bottoms, feeding on crustaceans, mollusks, and organic fragments. The striped Raphael catfish holds small, curved spines that extend across its...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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