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2014-10-22 20:21:05

LONDON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The electric vehicle industry - land, water and air - is rapidly rising to become a huge market of over $290 billion by 2024. Some run entirely on harvested energy as with solar lake boats. Others recycle energy as with regenerative braking of cars, buses and military vehicles harvesting kinetic energy. Others use different forms of harvesting either to charge the traction batteries or to drive autonomous devices as we progress to the wireless...

2014-10-22 16:32:25

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARCI) today announced that it will report third quarter financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 27, 2014, after the market closes on November 3, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140210/CG62255LOGO The Company will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, to discuss its third quarter financial results. To...

2014-10-22 16:29:53

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2014-10-22 16:23:39

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar CO., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ("LDK Solar") and its Joint Provisional Liquidators, Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, announced today that on October 21, 2014 three U.S. subsidiaries of LDK Solar, LDK Solar Systems, Inc., LDK Solar USA, Inc. and LDK Solar Tech USA, Inc. (collectively, the "U.S. Debtors") filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under...

2014-10-22 16:22:41

CADILLAC, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolverine Power Cooperative announced today that it plans to develop a new, natural gas-fueled electric generating facility called the Alpine Power Plant in Elmira Township, Otsego County, west of Gaylord. Wolverine, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, provides wholesale electric power to six electric cooperatives throughout Michigan. "Wolverine is excited about moving forward with a new natural gas peaking plant," said Ken...

2014-10-22 16:22:35

Mosaic will use funding to continue lowering customer acquisition costs for the solar industry OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosaic, America's peer-to-peer solar finance company, today announced that it will receive its second cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The Energy Department's $650,000 award will support Mosaic's fast growing business in solar lending and adds to its $2M award in 2012. The SunShot Initiative is driving...

2014-10-22 16:22:33

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mt. Poso Cogeneration Company and its partners DTE Energy Services (NYSE:DTE) and Macpherson Energy Corporation hosted an open house and media tour Wednesday for Kern County workforce development organizations and students to showcase skilled job opportunities in the energy field. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140924/148236 The event was in recognition of the second annual National Bioenergy Day, an effort by renewable...

2014-10-22 16:22:21

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Faraday, a data management platform that uncovers superior customer acquisition strategies for companies selling big-ticket purchases into households, has received a $1 million U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative award. The funding will support the development of the Faraday platform, which uses data analysis and visualization to improve conversion rates. Faraday's map-driven platform includes nearly a terabyte of data on 100...

2014-10-22 16:21:26

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn is breaking over the southern region while dusk is falling over the northern one. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The pair of patches was spotted by a NASA-led international team of researchers...

Legal Trade In Rhino Horn Would Improve Protection And Help Sustainable Development
2014-10-22 03:22:14

Provided by University of Helsinki The extinction in the wild of the southern white rhino population could be prevented by letting local communities take responsibility of the animals and giving them permission to harvest horns in a controlled manner through a legal trade. Rhino horn is made of the same material as human hair and fingernails and grows back in 2–3 years. In 2013, more than 1000 rhinos were killed illegally for their horns in South Africa. Rhino horns are being used in...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

North Ronaldsay Sheep
2014-10-23 14:48:17

The North Ronaldsay sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that reside on the island of North Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. This breed was developed by crossing breeds found on the Orkney and Shetland islands. Today, it can be found on many of the other islands in the area and some have been exported as an exotic breed. Because the North Ronaldsay developed on an isolated island with little vegetation, it primarily consumes seaweed and this has altered its digestive system and...

Newfoundland Sheep
2014-10-23 13:48:34

The Newfoundland sheep, also known as the Newfoundland local, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to and named after Newfoundland. The breed developed after the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when sheep were introduced into the islands of the area. The North Country Cheviot and the Border Cheviot are known to be two of the breeds that helped develop the breed and it is thought the Border Leicester, Suffolk, Scottish Blackface, and Dorset may have been introduced into its...

Persoonia coriacea
2014-10-22 11:50:54

Persoonia coriacea is a species of shrub plant. The species may also be referred to as the leathery-leaf persoonia. It is classified in the Lanceolata group, which is a group of 54 closely related species with similar flowers but very different foliage. Often, these species will interbreed with each other. In the case of P. coriacea, it hybridizes with P. helix. P. coriacea is a small shrub that grows up to 5 feet in height. It has hairy branches and leaves. These narrow greenish-grey...

Papaver rhoeas
2014-10-16 11:37:39

Papaver rhoeas is a species of flowering plant. The common, widespread plant may also be referred to as the Corn poppy, the Corn rose, the Field poppy, Flanders poppy, the Red poppy, the Red weed coquelicot and the Headache. This member of the poppy family Papaveraceae, can be found in Europe in agricultural fields, roadsides and wasteland. The plant is known to give off a foul odor and is considered an agricultural weed. P. rhoeas will often flower in late spring or in the warmer fall...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

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