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2014-07-30 12:24:55

SC Johnson Climbs List of EPA's National Top 100 List of Green Power Users; Ranks No. 9 on Top 30 On-Site Generation List RACINE, Wis., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced today that it ranks on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) National Top 100 list of the largest green power users. Moving up 17 spots to No. 77, SC Johnson is currently using nearly 75 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 43 percent...

2014-07-30 12:24:41

MONTRÉAL, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Boralex Inc. ("Boralex" or the "Corporation"), through its subsidiary Boralex Europe S.A., has acquired Calmont 14 MW wind power project in the Midi-Pyrénées region in France. "With the Calmont wind power project acquisition, Boralex is pursuing its growth in France, strengthening its energy portfolio in the wind segment," said Boralex President and CEO Patrick Lemaire. With a 15-year power sales contract with EDF France, construction...

2014-07-30 12:24:30

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Growth Opportunities in the Global Carbon Fiber Market 2014?2019https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1162254/Growth-Opportunities-in-the-Global-Carbon-Fiber-Market-20142019.html Background: After recovering from the largest decline in the history of the carbon fiber industry in 2009, the market is poised for strong double-digit growth annually for the next five years. In terms of dollar...

2014-07-30 12:23:57

SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovateus Solar, LLC, a worldwide developer and installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, has participated in the development of a ground-based solar array project installed on the newly operational Maywood Solar farm located on 43 acres near the Vertellus Specialties, Inc. headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. The land is owned by Vertellus Specialties, Inc. and supported by Indianapolis Power & Light's (IPL)...

2014-07-30 12:23:37

PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc.'s (NYSE: CNX) Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.0625 per share, payable on September 2, 2014, to shareholders of record on August 15, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120416/NE87957LOGO CONSOL Energy Inc. is a Pittsburgh-based producer of natural gas and coal. The company is one of the largest independent natural gas exploration, development and production companies, with operations...

2014-07-30 12:21:21

-- Company's 2013 "Committed to More" Sustainability Report Highlights Energy, Efficiency and Humanitarian Achievements -- More Commitment to Transparency by Becoming One of First U.S. Companies to Adopt New Comprehensive Level of Sustainability Reporting -- More Reductions as absolute carbon emissions decrease 1.5% -- More Lower-Emission Vehicles Hitting the Road as fleet logged 55 million miles and avoided the use of 5.8 million gallons of...

Pele Is Powerful, Even In The Sky
2014-07-30 03:13:40

University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST A recent study from the atmospheric scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa revealed that although they are microscopic, gasses and particles from Kīlauea volcano exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie—affecting the formation of thunderstorms and lightning in the sizable storm. In July 2013, as Flossie approached the Hawaiian Islands, satellites steadily monitored lightning, rainfall, cloud cover, temperature and winds, In addition,...

Generating A Genome To Feed The World
2014-07-30 03:50:10

By Shelley Littin, University of Arizona An international team of scientists led by the UA has sequenced the genome of African rice. The genetic information will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stressors to help solve global hunger challenges. The paper, "The genome sequence of African rice (Oryza...

Scientists Suggest Water Vapor Will Intensify Future Climate Change Projections
2014-07-30 03:07:27

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science A new study from scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and colleagues confirms rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere – a key amplifier of global warming – will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades. The new study is the first to show that increased water vapor concentrations in the atmosphere are a direct result of human...

venus express aerobraking
2014-07-30 03:00:26

ESA ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has climbed to a new orbit following its daring aerobraking experiment, and will now resume observations of this fascinating planet for at least a few more months. The orbit-raising followed a month of aerobraking that saw the spacecraft surf in and out of the atmosphere at altitudes typically between 131 km and 135 km for a couple of minutes on each of its closest approaches to the planet. Before, normal operations involved an elliptical orbit...


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Hairy Frog, Trichobatrachus Robustus
2014-07-31 10:55:59

The Hairy Frog, Trichobatrachus robustus, is a Central African species of frog belonging to the Arthroleptidae family. It is a monotypic species within the genus Trichobatrachus. The common name refers to the somewhat hair-like structures found on the body and the thighs of the breeding male. This species is around 11 centimeters long. The head is large and is more broad than long, with a short rounded snout. The males are much bigger than the females. The former has a paired internal...

Tasmanian Tree Frog, Litoria burrowsae
2014-07-31 10:47:16

The Tasmanian Tree Frog (Litoria burrowsae) is a species of tree frog that is located on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia. The name King Tree Frog is also used regarding this species. As a moderately sized tree frog, the Tasmanian Tree Frog measures up to about 60 millimeters long. It can be a light green or dark brown on the dorsal surface. The brown form usually has some light brown patches and green flecks, while the green form frequently has light or dark brown patches. A thin...

Shoshone National Forest
2014-07-31 09:55:03

Shoshone National Forest is located in the state of Wyoming. It is comprised of 2,500,000 acres of protected land and is separated into five districts including the Washakie Ranger District and the Greybull Ranger District. It was part of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve, which was the first national forest in America, but was given its own status as a national forest in 1891. Evidence has shown that Native American tribes have inhabited the lands of the Shoshone National Forest from as...

Superior National Forest
2014-07-31 09:38:55

Superior National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Minnesota, between the Canada – United States border. It is located in the Arrowhead Region and comprises an area of the Boundary Waters, which separates Canada and the United States. This forest holds 3,900,000 acres of protected lands and waters that are separated into numerous ranger districts, with over a quarter of the forest comprising the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It was established in 1903...

Sierra National Forest
2014-07-31 09:31:42

Sierra National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California and extends along the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It holds 1,300,000 acres of protected land that is divided into three ranger districts known as Bass lake Ranger District, High Sierra Ranger District, and Supervisor's Office. It was established in 1893 as the Sierra Forest Reserve, but in 1897, the reserve was split into two areas and it was renamed the Sierra South. It...

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