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2014-04-22 16:24:29

RALEIGH, N.C., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy's North Carolina State President, Paul Newton, today spoke before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) on the company's response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash incident and its near-term and longer-term actions to address coal ash across the state. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "Duke Energy is committed to working with policymakers and regulators to implement both short- and long-term...

2014-04-22 16:24:05

LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Europe, Middle East and Africa Solar Photovoltaic Market Outlook to 2030 - Installed Capacity, Market Size, Risk Analysis, Market Saturation and Company Profileshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/alternative_renewable/solar_power/europe_middle_east_africa_solar_photovoltaic_market_outlook_2030_installed_capacity_market_size_risk_analysis_market_saturation_company_profiles.html...

2014-04-22 16:23:47

LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: North and South America Solar Photovoltaic Market Outlook to 2030 - Installed Capacity, Market Size, Risk Analysis, Market Saturation and Company Profiles http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/alternative_renewable/solar_power/north_south_america_solar_photovoltaic_market_outlook_2030_installed_capacity_market_size_risk_analysis_market_saturation_company_profiles.html North and...

2014-04-22 16:23:40

Celebrity PSAs will be featured on 600 digital billboards nationwide donated by Lamar Advertising MINNEAPOLIS, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recycle Across America (RAA) is celebrating Earth Week 2014 by partnering with notable celebrities and Lamar Advertising to announce a simple solution that will deliver a profound impact on the environment and the economy - society-wide standardized labeling for recycling bins. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140422/77330 To preface the...

2014-04-22 16:23:20

The Great American Can RoundUp's First Commander-in-Chief's Challenge Results in More Than 163,200 Recycled Cans WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Coast Guard Academy claimed top honors in the Great American Can RoundUp's (GACR) first Commander-in-Chief's Challenge by recycling more than 89,000 beverage cans, equating to almost a pound per cadet or more than 2,560 pounds of total cans recycled. U.S. Military Academy Company C3, 3(rd) Regiment recycled nearly 11,790...

2014-04-22 16:23:15

Intersolar North America Expands Energy Storage Exhibition Segment, Unveils Conference Sessions Dedicated to the Latest Innovations and Market Policies SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar North America, the most attended industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities, is expanding its focus on energy storage for the 2014 event. Intersolar North America exhibition will feature a host of...

2014-04-22 16:23:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $41.7 million in 13 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). "The investments that we make today in our environment and economy will improve the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in all corners of the Commonwealth," Governor Corbett said. "The PENNVEST Board's...

2014-04-22 16:23:09

Green Builder Media's Celestia Project smashes dystopian narratives about the future; promises instead an age of environmental balance and abundance. SEATTLE, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A time capsule has been found in New York's Central Park. But this is no ordinary artifact. It comes from the future--the year 2100. As researchers begin sifting through its contents, they find documents, videos and technology that shake the world from its dystopian trance. A hopeful future is...

2014-04-22 16:23:03

Plastic PET bottle recycling increases 53 percent over 10 years NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) pellets are now selling at higher prices than new PET produced from scratch at refineries. As of April 15, 2014, bulk virgin PET was selling at 72 cents per pound while recycled PET pellets were fetching as much as 77 cents per pound, according to PetroChem Wire, a chemical industry news and price reporting service that also publishes...

2014-04-22 16:22:45

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed an Executive Order to promote the growth of distributed solar and wind in Oklahoma. Governor Fallin issued the Order while signing Senate Bill 1456 into law. The Order states that "all executive entities shall support all forms of energy, including both traditional fossil fuels and renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, as outlined and mandated by the Oklahoma First Energy...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Blue-tailed Damselfly, Ischnura elegans
2014-04-24 12:47:00

The blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Asia and Europe. Its range includes Albania, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, among many other areas. It can be found near many still and slow moving water source including salt waters, but is not found near acidic waters. The blue-tailed damselfly varies in appearance depending...

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...

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