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2014-07-08 11:05:13

OSU The oxygen-rich surface waters of the world’s major oceans are supersaturated with methane – a powerful greenhouse gas that is roughly 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – yet little is known about the source of this methane. Now a new study by researchers at Oregon State University demonstrates the ability of some strains of the oceans’ most abundant organism – SAR11 – to generate methane as a byproduct of breaking down a compound for its phosphorus. Results...

New Evidence Suggests Mercury Was Formed From A Stellar Collision
2014-07-08 10:50:50

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Planet Mercury has an unusual metal-rich composition which has baffled the scientific community. However, new evidence may have solved this mystery. According to a new study published online in Nature Geoscience on July 6, Mercury along with other space objects in the solar system with an unusual metal-rich composition, may be left over from stellar hit-and-run collisions in the early formation of the solar system. The...

Hidden Cycles Of Sea Winds To Be Revealed By NASA's RapidScat
2014-07-08 03:19:00

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Ocean waves, the hot sun, sea breezes -- the right combination makes a great day at the beach. A different combination makes a killer hurricane. The complex interactions of the ocean and the air above it that can create such different outcomes are not yet fully known. Scientists would especially like to understand the role that the daily heat of the sun plays in creating winds. In a few months, NASA will send an ocean wind-monitoring instrument to a...

2014-07-08 08:30:43

- More Than 550 Veterans Enrolled, Over Halfway to the MVP Annual Goal of 1,000 Participants CARLSBAD, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MedTech and BioTech Veterans Program (MVP) is pleased to announce that it has reached the first of three fundraising milestones for 2014. MVP, a 501(c)(3) fiscally sponsored nonprofit organization, provides training and mentorship to veterans and transitioning military in order to help them recareer into rewarding jobs and in the...

Largest-Ever Flying Bird Was Twice The Size Of A Modern Albatross
2014-07-08 08:52:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By studying the fossilized remains of an ancient great bird, scientists have found what is believed to be the largest flying bird ever discovered, according to research appearing in the July 7 edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to study author Dr. Daniel Ksepka, Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, the creature now known as Pelagornis sandersi likely lived 25 million...

2014-07-08 08:23:23

The Sunningdale project is the final project to reach operation in Recurrent Energy's portfolio of 20 projects totaling 220 MWp in Ontario, Canada SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recurrent Energy, a leading North American solar project developer, today announced the commercial operation of the 10 megawatt (MWp)/7 MWac Sunningdale solar project. This is the final project to reach commercial operation in the 20 project portfolio, totaling 220 MWp, developed by...

2014-07-08 08:23:19

HOUSTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) today announced that Ronald Woll has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. Based in Houston, Mr. Woll will have oversight of company marketing and contract acquisition activities. Mr. Woll has an extensive background in the oil-field services arena in a career covering business development, manufacturing, supply chain, and business process...

2014-07-08 08:23:13

Company to Showcase the FlexRack Series G3L System and Independent Time Study Confirming How it Broke the "Penny per Watt' Install Cost Barrier, Bringing 'Bankable' Cost Savings to Utility-Scale Solar YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when the solar industry is looking for verifiable and 'bankable' savings to lower costs, Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals, today invites attendees at the Intersolar North America Conference in San Francisco,...

2014-07-08 08:23:12

Blattner's market expertise will support clean energy development and the shift from imported fossil fuels AVON, Minn., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blattner Energy, a power generation contractor and leading provider of renewable energy construction in North America, announced the opening of Blattner Energy Puerto Rico, LLC in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The company's expertise in renewable energy construction will support Puerto Rico's shift from costly, imported fossil fuels to clean...

2014-07-08 08:23:06

TSX : AXY VANCOUVER, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Alterra Power Corp. is pleased to provide the following updates on its near-term growth projects and financing plans: Jimmie Creek Hydro: Alterra has executed all major contracts for this 62 MW run-of-river hydroelectric project in coastal British Columbia. Full construction is underway, with nearly 100 workers currently active at the site. Road and bridge construction is now complete and work is well underway at the intake...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Betizu Cattle
2014-07-09 15:12:18

The Betizu is a breed of cattle native to northern Spain and the French Basque Country. The government of Navarre established a conservation project to protect and conserve the breed. There were an estimated 254 Betizu cattle in Navarre as of 2013. There is a small herd that inhabits the abandoned village of Sastoya owned by the government of Navarre. It covers a 200 acre area with approximately 30 acres of grassland in the Urraul Alto valley. Within the village there are facilities and...

Belmont Red Cattle
2014-07-09 15:13:20

The Belmont Red is a breed of beef Cattle produced in 1954 by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in the Australian tropics. It was developed at the Belmont Research Station from several different breeds including the Africander and Hereford-Shorthorn. The Belmont Red was released to breeders in 1969. The Belmont Red was bred to have a greater resistance to ticks, have a calm temperament and  more efficiently use the environment for higher weight gain....

Australian Milking Zebu Cattle
2014-07-09 13:49:54

The Australian Milking Zebu (AMZ) is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Australia in the 1950s. It was developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) by crossbreeding the Sahiwal and Red Sindhi cattle from Pakistan with Jersey cattle. A small amount of Illawarra, Guernsey and Friesian blood was introduced as well. It was bred specifically to be resilient to heat, cattle tick and for milk production. The AMZ is similar in color and markings to...

Australian Friesian Sahiwal Cattle
2014-07-09 13:39:58

The Australian Friesian Sahiwal is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Australia. It was developed in the 1960s by the Queensland Government by crossbreeding the Sahiwal dairy breed from Pakistan and the Holstein breed from tropical Australia. The cows produce about 790 gallons of milk per lactation period in tropical pasture conditions. The breed is resistant to heat, humidity, ticks and other parasites. It has also been exported successfully to other tropical regions in South East...

Australian Bradford Cattle
2014-07-06 14:56:54

The Australian Bradford is a breed of cattle that originated in Queensland, Australia between 1946 and 1952. It was developed from crossing Brahman bulls with the Hereford cattle in attempt to produce cattle to resist ticks and be resilient to drought. It is also resistant to pink eye, eye cancer and disease. The Bradford is raised mainly in NSW and Queensland, Australia. Semen from the cattle have been exported to South America and South Africa, while live cattle have been exported to...

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