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2014-04-16 23:10:27

Bio Logic Aqua Research founder Sharon Kleyne reports on health effects of climate change on skin and eyes, suggests proactive defense. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Climate change, drought, and air pollution play havoc with Earth’s atmospheric water vapor - also called “humidity” - reports water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne. Human skin is sensitive to humidity fluctuations, according to Kleyne, because the body relies on the evaporation of water from the skin’s...

2014-04-16 23:09:04

RoofPoint Excellence In Design awards distinguish best in design and installation of long lasting, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly roofing systems. Canton, MA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Sika Corporation roofing membranes were installed on five out of eight RoofPoint™ Excellence in Design Award winning buildings for 2013. RoofPoint is the voluntary, consensus-based green rating system developed industry-wide by The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing to recognize...

2014-04-16 23:08:54

Sustainable Energy Fund invites not-for-profit and governmental entities in Pennsylvania to apply for a limited number of loans or leases at zero percent financing to complete energy efficiency or renewable energy projects. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Projects must reduce energy consumption of non-sustainable resources or generate energy from sustainable resources. Total available funding through the Sustainable Energy Finance Program is $425,000 with funding ranging from $5,000...

2014-04-16 23:06:48

The Green Electronics Council has released a compilation of research from a workshop attended by industry experts, researchers, manufacturers, business leaders and government. PORTLAND, Oregon, USA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The Green Electronics Council (GEC) today released a report highlighting some of the environmental issues and opportunities surrounding slate and tablet computers. The report, titled “An Introduction to Slate and Tablet Computers: Technology, Markets and Environmental...

2014-04-16 23:06:12

According to data released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a growing sector of the industry has reached a major milestone, with 5 million square feet of building-integrated solar air heating collectors now installed in North America. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 According to data released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a growing sector of the industry has reached a major milestone, with 5 million square feet of...

2014-04-16 23:05:41

A solar entrepreneur and recreational survivalist has designed SunJack, a 20 Watt solar powered quick-charger and battery pack system for on-the-go power—and as a first step to clean energy independence for the people of Papua New Guinea. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Harold Tan, a solar entrepreneur and recreational survivalist, has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to build and market SunJack, the world’s most portable 20-Watt solar charger and battery pack for...

2014-04-16 23:04:46

Sustainable Silicon Valley to Support Event for Global Warming Education Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 First Congregational Church of San Jose is hosting an open discussion on global warming in celebration of Earth Day on Sunday, April 27. Sustainable Silicon Valley, California Interfaith Power and Light and other organizations have joined to support this event. Climate change is impacting energy, technology, geopolitics, lifestyles and the environment worldwide. Silicon Valley...

2014-04-16 23:03:25

Being prepared can solidify one’s home and make restoration an easier task after a flood. These steps by Rainbow International can help you be better prepared for a flood. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Nothing can completely prepare homeowners for a natural disaster, but being prepared can make dealing with one more manageable. Natural disasters like flooding can be expensive to deal with and lack of preparation can be catastrophic for a homeowner. Being prepared can solidify...

2014-04-16 23:02:36

Westinghouse Electric Company and Ontario Power Generation, Inc., through its subsidiary, Canadian Nuclear Partners, today announced an agreement that would enable the two companies to work together on a wide range of global nuclear projects. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company and Ontario Power Generation, Inc. (OPG), through its subsidiary, Canadian Nuclear Partners (CNP), today announced an agreement that would enable the two companies to work together...

2014-04-16 23:02:29

Data will help scientists read Curiosity Mars rover samples for signs of life, says UMD coauthor of study published today in Nature. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Geologists who analyzed 40 meteorites that fell to Earth from Mars unlocked secrets of the Martian atmosphere hidden in the chemical signatures of these ancient rocks. Their study, published April 17 in the journal Nature, shows that the atmospheres of Mars and Earth diverged in important ways very early in the 4.6 billion year...


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Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
2014-04-16 12:09:35

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a subspecies of the common chimpanzee, is a primate that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It prefers to reside in trees, but it can also be seen on the ground. Adult eastern chimpanzees can reach an average weight between 88 and 143 pounds, with males reaching an average height of 63 inches and females reaching a height...

Pygmy Slow Loris, Nycticebus pygmaeus
2014-04-16 11:59:00

The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) is a primate that can be found in Laos, eastern areas of Cambodia, the Yunnan Province, and in areas east of Mekong River in Vietnam. It prefers to reside in secondary, semi-evergreen, and mixed deciduous forests. This species was formally described in 1907 by J. Lewis Bonhote and was classified as one species with all loris species, although there are now nine distinct species. The pygmy slow loris reaches an average body length between 7.7 and...

Nycticebus kayan
2014-04-16 11:34:17

Nycticebus kayan is a species of slow loris and a primate that can be found in northern and central areas of Borneo. Its range extends into East Kalimantan and Malaysia. This species prefers to reside in highland areas and it was named after a river that extends through its range known as the Kayan River. It was once classified with the Bornean slow loris, but studies conducted in 2013, focusing on physical differences, showed that it should be classified as a distinct species. Nycticebus...

Javan Slow Loris, Nycticebus javanicus
2014-04-16 11:28:14

The Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) is a species of primate that can be found in central and western areas on the island of Java, Indonesia. This species resides in a number of habitats including primary and secondary forests, bamboo forests, and plantations at elevations between sea level and 5,200 feet. This species was formally described in 1812 by Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, but was reclassified as a subspecies of Bradylemur tardigradus in 1840. It was not until 2000 that it...

Sunda Slow Loris, Nycticebus coucang
2014-04-16 11:22:42

The Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), also known as the greater slow loris, is a primate that can be found in Singapore, western areas of Malaysia, southern areas of Thailand, and Indonesia. This species prefers to reside in tropical rainforests but can be found in other habitats. It was first discovered in 1770 by Dutchman Arnout Vosmaer, who described it as a sloth, and was later classified with all other known lorises as a single species. Today, the Sunda slow loris is one of nine...

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