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2014-08-18 08:24:00

DUBLIN, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Nuclear Power Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Nuclear power plants convert heat produced by nuclear fission reaction into electricity and use uranium as a fuel. Heat generated inside the nuclear reactor from the nuclear fission is used to convert water into steam, which drives the turbo generator. The analysts forecast the...

2014-08-18 08:23:53

DFW location expands product line and enhances clean energy offerings for energy, oil and gas industries. PEORIA, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ELM Energy, LLC announced the opening of its Southwest Regional office in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The new location will continue to grow ELM Energy's environmental, distributed energy and demand response products and services in Texas and the Southwest region while also expanding its focus to offer specific solutions to the...

2014-08-18 08:23:12

GUELPH, Ontario, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced its participation in upcoming investor conferences. -- Nomura China Investor Forum 2014 on September 3, 2014 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai. -- 18th Annual J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific Equity Conference on September 3, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston, MA. -- 5th Annual J.P. Morgan 'All Stars'...

2014-08-18 08:23:10

CHANGZHOU, China, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, today announced it signed an agreement to supply 82MW of its anti-Potential Induced Degradation ("PID") modules to Sihong Tianganghu Photovoltaic Power Generation Co., Ltd. ("Tianganghu PV Power Generation") for a solar power plant located in Jiangsu Province. Trina Solar will supply approximately...

2014-08-18 08:23:05

Adams County signs up to be powered by SunShare's Solar Gardens DENVER, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver-based SunShare announced today it has contracted with Adams County to provide the regional government with clean, reliable energy from Community Solar Gardens. Adams County will be the first county in the nation to power its buildings with privately developed Community Solar energy. SunShare is one of the nation's first Community Solar providers. "We are really excited to...

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2014-08-18 07:29:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As many as 28,000 birds may have been killed by flying through concentrated sun rays at a solar power plant located in the Mojave Desert, experts from the Center for Biological Diversity have told the Associated Press (AP). According to AP reporters Ellen Knickmeyer and John Locher, the birds have been nicknamed “streamers” due to plume of smoke that comes from the birds as they ignite in midair after flying through rays at...

CubeSats
2014-08-18 03:30:36

Max Gleber, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this satellite will mature technology that scientists will use to analyze cloud ice in the atmosphere. “We’re using IceCube to test a radiometer that we want to fly on a big space mission,” said Jeffrey Piepmeier, associate head of Goddard’s...

2014-08-18 04:21:15

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HUYA Bioscience International, a leader in accelerating the global development of China's pharmaceutical innovations, today announced a strategic partnership with the Changzhou Center for Biotech Development (CZCBD). This partnership will focus on advancing the worldwide potential of innovations from bio-pharmaceutical companies located in Changzhou that could meet critical global pharmaceutical pipeline needs. HUYA is one of the first...

2014-08-18 00:20:30

ContourGlobal will invest euro 85m to build, own and operate a new power generation facility located on an existing brownfield site in Dakar, Senegal under a 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement DAKAR, Senegal and PARIS and NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ContourGlobal, an international power generation company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Senegalese national utility, Societe Nationale d'Electricite du Senegal (SENELEC), to rehabilitate an...

2014-08-17 12:20:31

Will Match 100 Percent of Electricity with Renewable Energy BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan International Speedway is waving the green flag this weekend, making a commitment with the help of Consumers Energy to match 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140817/136736 Officials from the racetrack, host to Sunday's Pure Michigan 400, and from Consumers Energy on Sunday announced plans to improve Michigan's...


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Maud Island Frog, Leiopelma pakeka
2014-08-22 10:38:14

The Maud Island frog is native to New Zealand, first discovered in the 1940’s. Originally classified as the same species as the Hamilton’s frog, it was reclassified in 1998 as its own species. The Maud Island frog is one of the oldest species known. It has been in existence for roughly 200 million years. In 2006, 60 Maud Island frogs were introduced to a predator free sanctuary. Thirty others were also released outside the sanctuary for comparison. In February 2008, 13 juvenile frogs...

Palawan Horned Frog, Megophrys ligayae
2014-08-21 11:52:00

The Palawan horned frog is native to the Philippines where the habitat is tropical or subtropical dry forests, moist lowland forests, moist shrub land, and rivers. Habitat loss is a contributing factor in the reduction of the population of this species. It is listed as endangered on the IUCN list. The color of this species is a light brown or grey with two ridges running down the back and a dark triangular patch behind the dark brown eyes. It has a large and wide head with a pointed snout....

Long-Nosed Horned Frog, Megophrys nasuta
2014-08-21 11:45:09

The long-nosed horned frog is also known as the Malayan horned frog or the Malayan leaf frog. The habitat of this species is in rain forest areas, where it is cool and damp, ranging from southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia to Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo. The body length of the long-nosed horned frog is around four inches. It is light to dark brown in color with camouflaged markings to blend in with the forest floor. The throat is dark in color spreading to a cream color halfway on the...

Mindanao Horned Frog, Megophrys stejnegeri
2014-08-21 10:47:27

The Mindanao horned frog, also known as the Southeast Asian horned toad, is native to the Philippines and found only on the island of Mindanao. The habitat of this frog is tropical and subtropical moist forests, near ponds and rivers. The Mindanao horned frog can be found in elevations up to 1.5 miles as long as it has an ample water supply for breeding. The Mindanao horned frog has a large head and mouth in comparison to the body. It also has pointed horn-like humps sticking out above the...

Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

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