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Nuclear Plants Could Withstand Tsunamis If Built For Life On The Sea
2014-04-16 12:56:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Modern-day nuclear power plants face two major issues: threats from natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, and finding available real estate near a body of water that could be used for cooling. A concept being presented at the Small Modular Reactors Symposium this week in Washington, DC could solve both of those problems. According to experts from MIT, the University of Wisconsin, and nuclear plant construction company...

2014-04-16 12:24:05

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Dallas Safari Club, Bull Moose Sportsmen's Alliance, and others show strong support for protecting Bristol Bay WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 14 leading sportsmen's and conservation groups expressed their strong opposition to the Regulatory Fairness Act, which would halt the EPA's efforts to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from the proposed Pebble Mine. The groups sent a letter outlining their concerns to the co-sponsors of...

2014-04-16 12:24:02

Brandywine Realty Trust Earns Award for Protecting the Environment through Superior Energy Efficiency RADNOR, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) announced today that The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Company as a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving the energy efficiency of its entire portfolio. Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program, Brandywine Realty Trust has improved...

2014-04-16 12:24:00

-Dates Confirmed for July 25-27, 2014 - ISLA MUJERES, Mexico, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the beauty and culture of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, the Department of Tourism for Isla Mujeres, Mexico, along with Ceviche Tours, an eco-tourism company; Amigos de Isla Contoy, which promotes the conservation of Isla Contoy and several environmental leaders have partnered to announce that the 7(th) Annual Whale Shark Festival will take place July 25-27, 2014. The festival is an...

2014-04-16 12:23:51

DUBLIN, Apr. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bqgd8s/global ) has announced the addition of the "Global Cogeneration Equipment Market Report" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The analysts forecast the Global Cogeneration Equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 9.4 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for...

2014-04-16 12:23:41

Nominate an outstanding mid-career woman for leadership in clean energy WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2014 C3E Awards, which will honor the achievements of mid-career women working in clean energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73405 C3E Awards nominees will be evaluated on their clean energy leadership qualities and accomplishments, which should be...

2014-04-16 12:23:38

XI'AN, China, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Recycling Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: CREG; "CREG" or "the Company"), a leading industrial waste-to-energy solution provider in China, today announced the appointment of Christensen, a global IR and financial media communications firm, as its investor relations advisor. Mr. Ku Guohua, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CREG, stated, "We are pleased to engage Christensen as our strategic advisor. Their extended capital...

2014-04-16 12:23:28

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Energy announced it has signed agreements to build and operate a biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, California. The 2-megawatt plant will utilize forest biomass from Placer County's fire threat reduction activities to make electricity, heat and biochar - a solid carbon byproduct that is used as a soil conditioner and filter media. The plant will be the first to use forest-based fuel in California. The Lake Tahoe project...

2014-04-16 12:23:24

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today announced the release of the department's first Shale Gas Monitoring Report that outlines its efforts to track, detect and report on the impacts of gas development on Pennsylvania's state forest lands. The 265-page document is available on the DCNR website at www.dcnr.state.pa.us, choose "Forestry" under "Quick Links" and then "Shale Gas Monitoring...

2014-04-16 12:17:44

Floods and droughts are increasingly in the news, and climate experts say their frequency will only go up in the future. As such, it is crucial for scientists to learn more about how these extreme events affect plants in order to prepare for and combat the risks to food security that could result. Like animals, plants have hormones that send chemical signals between its cells relaying information about the plant's development or interactions with the outside world. One particular way in...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Palaeovespa
2014-04-18 16:08:43

Palaeovespa is a genus of wasps that holds seven species, all of which are extinct. Two of the species were discovered in Baltic amber deposits from Europe dating back to the middle Eocene era, while the other five were found in Florissant Formation amber from the Priabonian stage era in Colorado in the United States. This genus, and four of its species, was first described in 1906 by Dr. Theodore Cockerell in the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Cockerell described all but one...

Stream Bluet, Enallagma exsulans
2014-04-18 15:58:11

The stream bluet (Enallagma exsulans) is a species of damselfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes four areas of Canada including Nova Scotia and Ontario, three states in Mexico including Hidalgo, and thirty-four states in the United States including Alabama, Indiana, and New York. This species prefers to reside near flowing rivers and streams, unlike many other damselflies, and is often found in areas with abundant water-willow. It is most active during the summer months...

Negros Fruit Dove, Ptilinopus arcanus
2014-04-18 14:10:41

The Negros Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus arcanus) is a species of bird belonging to the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Negros located in the Philippines. This fruit dove is known from a single female specimen collected from the slopes of Mount Kanloan within the northern portion of the island. While it was found at a high elevation, it is suspected that the species originally resided in the lowland dipterocarp forests and was driven to higher elevations due to...

Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

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