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2014-07-22 08:24:48

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- EcoFactor®, the leader in cloud-based home energy services, was awarded U.S. Patent 8,751,186 for the use of connected thermostats to calculate the dynamic thermal properties of buildings. It is the 20th patent EcoFactor has received for its award-winning approach to energy management and intelligent home automation. EcoFactor's latest patent further extends its coverage of key technologies involved in the use of big data to manage energy...

2014-07-22 08:24:32

Eka Energy to manage natural gas and power operations. NORWALK, Conn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Eka Software Solutions, the leading global provider of Smart Commodity Management software solutions, announced today that Just Energy has selected Eka Energy to manage trading, risk management, scheduling, and settlement for its natural gas and power operations. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140718/128685 Just Energy Group Inc. (TSX: JE) (NYSE: JE) is a leading...

2014-07-22 08:24:22

BAODING, China and SANTIAGO, Chile, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar", has expanded its footprint in the Americas by opening the Company's third Latin American office in Santiago, Chile. http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/04/01/20120401160439160364.jpg To facilitate the opening of the...

2014-07-22 08:24:05

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Andalay Solar, Inc. (OTCQB:WEST), a leading manufacturer of integrated solar power systems, proudly announced that its panels are now being used for a solar initiative pioneered by DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) in conjunction with Washington, D.C.-based contractors, including WDC Solar, Inc. Mark Davis, CEO of WDC Solar, began working with the DCSEU in 2012 to convert houses in low-income communities in Washington, D.C. to solar...

2014-07-22 08:24:03

Agreement Provides 20 Years of Fixed Energy Pricing BELMONT, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA). The power purchase agreement enables SNWA to lock in a significant portion of its energy costs at a fixed rate, providing an effective hedge against future...

2014-07-22 08:23:54

LITTLETON, Colo., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ur-Energy Inc. (TSX:URE, NYSE MKT:URG) (the "Company" or "Ur-Energy") is pleased to announce results of a recently completed uranium resource analysis for its Shirley Basin Project, in Carbon County, Wyoming. This analysis identified 8,816,000 pounds U(3)O(8) of Measured and Indicated Resources, averaging 0.230% eU(3)O(8). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110913/LA67628LOGO The Company acquired the Shirley Basin Project and...

2014-07-22 08:23:52

New program expands sources of renewable energy JACKSON, Mich., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is taking steps to diversify its energy supply and help the environment by selecting four Michigan farms to produce renewable energy with anaerobic digesters. "We are excited to move forward with this new program to develop dependable, renewable energy produced here in our state for the Michigan homes and businesses we serve," said Timothy Sparks, Consumers Energy's vice president of...

2014-07-22 08:23:43

- Chemical treatment less costly than removal, protects even large ash trees with high density of EAB CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a little more than 10 years EAB has killed in excess of 100 million ash trees throughout the Midwest, with a high percentage of those from urban areas. The presence of the lethal beetle threatens ash in the eastern half of the United States and has now spread west of the Mississippi into Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota. A new report by entomologists...

2014-07-22 08:22:41

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Traffic ticket information dot com provides easy-to-access online information about the most common types of traffic tickets, including speeding tickets, radar tickets and cell phone tickets, as well as information on California Vehicle Codes. Traffic rules and laws exist for safety and proper control of traffic. Drivers who spend any amount of time on the busy roads of California will most likely see infractions of traffic laws on a regular basis,...

2014-07-22 08:22:20

Company also releases one year data on its employee electric car incentive plan - 120,000 commuting miles on electric NEWARK, N.J., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PSE&G today announced an innovative program to encourage New Jersey businesses to provide employees with electric car charging at work. The unique perk would foster greater adoption of electric cars, which would help to improve the state's air quality, help companies achieve sustainability targets, reduce costs for employees and...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Limber Pine, Pinus flexilis
2014-07-15 12:33:20

Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) grows in the sub-alpine mountainous regions of the Western United States, Mexico, and Canada, with a small cropping found in the Black Hills in South Dakota. One of the oldest trees to be documented is found in Eagle Cap Wilderness in Oregon and is reported to be 2000 years old. This pine is also known as the Southwestern White Pine and Rocky Mountain White Pine. The Limber pine is drought tolerant and grows at high elevations (5000-12,000 feet) marking the...

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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