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2014-04-22 12:23:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued a proclamation recognizing April 22, 2014 as "Earth Day" in Pennsylvania. This year's celebration marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day, a movement which elevated the nation's consciousness and awareness of environmental stewardship and civic duty. This year's theme, "Pick It Up - Pennsylvania," is aimed at encouraging continued citizen involvement in helping to beautify...

2014-04-22 12:23:22

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In commemoration of Earth Day, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today highlighted the extensive efforts of the cruise industry and CLIA member lines to preserve and protect the environment. "CLIA member cruise lines continue to invest in systems and technologies that improve overall environmental performance," said Christine Duffy, president and CEO of CLIA. "The industry takes its responsibility as caretakers of the...

2014-04-22 12:23:21

DALLAS, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vireol Bio Energy, LLC has selected Murex LLC as their marketing partner for the bioethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia. Vireol recently announced their plans to bring the 63 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia online in April of 2014. Vireol originally planned to transfer the plant to the UK, but decided to take advantage of the more focused legislative environment and more mature US market. Peter McGenity, CEO of VBE...

2014-04-22 12:22:05

BELVIDERE, Ill., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Check represents largest cumulative incentive ever awarded -- Three plant projects will save the energy used in 1,000 homes in one year -- Belvidere achieves significant year-over-year environmental improvements in water, waste and energy Chrysler Group's Belvidere Assembly Plant (Ill.) has 1.3 million reasons to celebrate on Earth Day because that was the amount of the rebate check it received today from...

2014-04-22 12:21:56

New Clean Diesel Engines Have Reduced Particulate Matter & NOx Emissions By 98% WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the true environmental success stories of the past two decades has been the emergence of clean diesel technology and fuel. After billions of dollars to research and development, truck, car, bus and off-road manufacturers are now producing clean diesel engines and equipment that have near zero emissions, according to Allen Schaeffer, the...

2014-04-22 12:21:53

FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced today its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent from 2010 levels by 2020, as part of its commemoration of Earth Day. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO "Northrop Grumman is dedicated to top performance in environmental sustainability," said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president. "This new goal sets the bar...

2014-04-22 12:21:49

Majority of Millennials would consider moving for better transit options, aspire to be less reliant on a car to get around NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A large majority of Millennials want access to better transit options and the ability to be less reliant on a car, according to a new survey of Millennials in 10 major U.S. cities, released today by The Rockefeller Foundation and Transportation for America. More than half (54%) of Millennials surveyed say they would consider...

2014-04-22 12:21:16

Future Earth Days will benefit from environmental monitoring in North America & South Korea BOULDER, Colo., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two powerful Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. air quality sensors are on their way to providing future environmental monitoring to support the quality of life on Earth. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO Ball is building nearly identical geostationary ultraviolet visible spectrometers: the Tropospheric Emissions:...

2014-04-22 12:20:59

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX employees are joining together this month in celebration of Earth Day and CSX's longstanding commitments to sustainability. As part of that commitment, in addition to many Earth Day events throughout its network, this year CSX is bringing special attention to the importance of proper recycling of electronics. "Sustainability is vital to CSX's long-term prosperity," said Carl Gerhardstein, assistant vice president of health, environment...

Mysteries Of Nearby Planetary System's Dynamics Are Now Solved
2014-04-22 12:33:58

Penn State Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved, report authors of a scientific paper to be published by the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society in its early online edition on 22 April 2014. The study, which presents the first viable model for the planetary system orbiting one the first stars discovered to have planets -- the star named 55 Cancri -- was led by Penn State University graduate student Benjamin Nelson in...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

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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