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2014-04-23 16:23:03

ZF Energy Development LLC, and the Perfect Power Institute are launching the first PEER(TM)-certified industrial energy projects, marking the inaugural implementation of the PEER industry standards program in the industrial and commercial sectors. NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ZF Energy Development LLC and the Perfect Power Institute are launching the first PEER(TM)-certified industrial energy projects. Developed by the Perfect Power Institute, a non-profit that...

2014-04-23 16:22:59

PRESTON, England, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After winning a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2010, recycling and waste management firm Recycling Lives has just scooped the award for the second time. On this occasion, it was the company's recently launched Flat Panel Display recycling and employment project at HMP Kirkham that impressed the judging panel. By establishing a busy recycling centre within the prison, and integrating the...

2014-04-23 16:22:10

DURHAM, N.C., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Apoorv Agarwal has joined Organic Transit as its General Manager. Organic Transit produces the ELF, a pedal / solar-electric hybrid vehicle that achieves the equivalent of 1,800 miles-per-gallon. Agarwal left Ford Motor Company after a 15-year career, most recently in Electrified Powertrain Engineering responsible for hybrid and electric vehicle systems and strategy. "In two years we've gone from zero to hundreds of ELFs in...

2014-04-23 16:20:53

Automaker Donates Two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. IRVINE, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized as one of the "50 Best Global Green Brands" by Interbrand, Kia Motors is celebrating Earth Week by highlighting its commitment to environmental sustainability in the United States, including important local partnerships with The Ecology Center and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC), as well as marking the arrival...

2014-04-23 16:20:49

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other agency leadership will showcase NASA's human exploration path to Mars at an Exploration Forum from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The forum will be held in NASA Headquarters' Webb Auditorium at 300 E St. SW in Washington....

2014-04-23 16:20:45

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The study, led by Liming Zhou of University at Albany, State University of New York, shows between 2000 and 2012 the decline affected an increasing amount of forest area and...

2014-04-23 12:23:50

Fort Mill Facility Demonstrates Superior Energy Efficiency TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) FORT MILL, SC, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that its Corporate Operations Center in Fort Mill, SC has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, while meeting...

2014-04-23 12:23:43

MUNICH, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar Europe -- Munich, June 4-6, 2014 -- This year's Intersolar Europe Conference kicks off with the Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics 2014-2018, presented by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). The report, which details the development of the world's photovoltaics markets, was created with the support of Intersolar Europe. On June 2, 2014, the report marks the opening of the Intersolar Europe Conference and also...

2014-04-23 12:23:39

HOUSTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amigo Energy, subsidiary of Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE:JE, TSX:JE) is excited to announce a new promotion in recognition of Earth Day. The company has entered into a partnership with the bike sharing program, Houston B-cycle, a transportation alternative for people living in and visiting Houston. Launched April 21, customers who enroll for electricity in Amigo's 100% renewable energy program will receive an annual membership to B-cycle....

2014-04-23 12:23:36

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has selected five South Carolina properties for participation in its 2014 Site Readiness Program to prepare the properties for potential industrial development. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The Site Readiness Program is the cornerstone of Duke Energy's economic development model. It identifies, evaluates and improves industrial sites in the company's service territory to help communities...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

White Faced Darter, Leucorrhinia dubia
2014-04-22 14:10:38

The white-faced darter (Leucorrhinia dubia), also known as the small whiteface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in northern areas of Europe and northwestern areas of Asia. Its range includes Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, the Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, among other areas. It prefers to reside in bogs near lakes and other water sources with abundant tree cover. It can be seen between May and July in Great Britain, but is active during...

Hartweg’s Pine, Pinus hartwegii
2014-04-22 13:27:36

Hartweg’s pine (Pinus hartwegii) is found growing in the mountains of  Mexico and Central America east to Honduras. This tree was discovered and named in 1838 by Karl Hartweg. The Hartweg’s pine is related to the Pinus Montezuma species which has shorter needles, as well as smaller cones and grows at lower altitudes. The Hartweg Pine grows at altitudes of 8200-14100 feet above sea level forming the alpine tree line in the higher mountains of Mexico. This pine tolerates dry winters,...

Termitaradus mitnicki
2014-04-22 12:18:11

Termitaradus mitnicki is an extinct species of true bug that once lived during the Miocene Burdigalian age. It was discovered encased in amber on the island of Hispaniola. The amber holds one female specimen, the only specimen from which the species is known, that is housed at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. It was first described by Michael S. Engel who published his findings in the Zookeys online journal in 2009. It is thought that Termitaradus mitnicki resided in...

Nesagapostemon
2014-04-22 12:04:18

Nesagapostemon is a genus that holds one species of extinct sweat bee, known as Nesagapostemon moronei, which once lived during the Miocene period. It is known from a single female specimen encased in amber that was mined on the island of Hispaniola. The amber holds bubbles and three worker bees of another species, hindering the visibility of the Nesagapostemon specimen. This species was named after Ettore Morone and was first described by Dr. Michael S. Engel in the ZooKeys online journal in...

Goblet-marked Damselfly, Erythromma lindenii
2014-04-22 11:54:21

The goblet-marked damselfly (Erythromma lindenii), also known as the blue-eye, is a species of damselfly that can be found in southwestern and southern areas of Europe. Its range includes Albania, Belgium, Croatia, France Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine, among many other areas. This species can also be found in Africa and Asia, but its highest concentrations are thought to occur in the Mediterranean. It prefers to reside near large or slow...

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