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2014-09-25 16:22:27

HOUSTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that the Company will be participating in the Johnson Rice 2014 Energy Conference to be held September 29 - October 1, 2014 in New Orleans. Tracy Krohn, W&T Offshore's Chairman and CEO, is scheduled to make a presentation on Wednesday, October 1 at 12:35 p.m. Central Time. The presentation will provide an update on the Company's operations and will be broadcast over the Internet. The...

2014-09-25 16:22:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy proposed an effluent guideline rule to control dental mercury discharges and streamline oversight requirements for the dental sector. After more than 4 years of delay, advocates welcomed the agency's proposal. "Mercury from dental clinics is by far the largest source of mercury in municipal wastewater, one of the largest product uses and also the largest reservoir...

2014-09-25 16:22:23

HAMILTON, ON, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Hamilton Utilities Corporation ("HUC") is expanding its district energy services throughout the downtown core with the purchase of the City's District Cooling Energy Assets. The plant was acquired by HUC's wholly owned subsidiary; HCE Energy Inc. "This acquisition is fully aligned with our strategy to deliver a wide range of district energy solutions throughout the City of Hamilton. HCE Energy Inc. will now provide centralized cooling and...

2014-09-25 16:21:26

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ShipCarsNow, a wholly owned Union Pacific Railroad subsidiary, received the 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual honor recognizes the top 1 percent of EPA partners that have optimized their freight management operation's environmental performance and efficiency. ShipCarsNow is the first railroad logistics company to receive the award....

2014-09-25 16:21:07

"Experience Electric" at Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, Sunday, Sept. 28 OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Experience Electric - The Better Ride" campaign will offer free test drives of some of the newest electric cars on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sonoma's Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival at Sonoma Plaza. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132756 The electric vehicle (EV) ride-and-drive event will feature the BMW i3s, Chevy...

2014-09-25 16:20:47

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its track record of industry-leading sustainability projects and performance, CSX (NYSE: CSX) was recently named to three top sustainability leadership indices: the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America, the CDP S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index 2014 and the CDP S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014. "Sustainable growth is critical to the long-term success of our business and to...

international space station
2014-09-25 12:43:08

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA The International Space Station has been called a stepping stone to other worlds. NASA hasn't forgotten, however, that the behemoth space station is also on the doorstep of Earth. "We're seeing the space station come into its own as an Earth-observing platform," says Julie Robinson, chief scientist for the International Space Station Program. "It has a different orbit than other Earth-observing satellites. It's closer to Earth, and it sees Earth at...

2014-09-25 12:31:40

Major Harms Already Seen to Human Health, Water Quality and Property Values in WI and MN; Rapid Growth of Fracking Could Lead to Similar Mining in IL, ME, MA, MI, MO, NY, NC, SC, PA, TN, VT and VA. BOSTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frac sand mining - the extraction of the fine-particle sand needed for hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") of wells -- is expanding rapidly in the United States and poses a little-understood threat to human health, the environment, and local...

2014-09-25 12:24:04

Symposium Hosts Experts in Science, Conservation, and Strategy to Discuss Botanic Gardens in the 21st Century WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), in conjunction with Department of Botany, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, will hold a Symposium and Dinner Tuesday, October 7(th) in Washington, DC. Celebrating the 50(th) anniversary of NTBG's Congressional Charter, leading experts in preserving plant species,...

2014-09-25 12:24:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Air Products (NYSE: APD) has achieved industry leadership status on the CDP(TM) S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), ranking among the top 10 percent of companies scored for their high level of transparency and data quality in their disclosure of climate-related information. CDP works with 767 institutional investors, representing more than $92 trillion in assets, and is the world's...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Shrew, Soricidae
2014-10-01 13:16:58

Soricidae is a family that contains 385 species of true shrews that can be found throughout the world, although Australia, New Guinea, and New Zealand do not hold any native shrew populations. Although shrews resemble mice, they are more closely related to moles, but most are no larger than a mouse. The largest species, known as the Asian house shrew reaches a length of 5.9 inches, while the Etruscan shrew, one of the smallest shrew species and the smallest mammal in the world, reaches a...

Solenodon, Solenodontidae
2014-10-01 12:40:57

Solenodontida is a family that holds four species of solenodons, mammals that are known to be venomous, which can be found in Cuba and on the island of Hispaniola. The Hispaniolan solenodon can be found in a variety of habitats including highland forests and lowland dry forests. Both species resemble shrews in that they have long noses, hairless feet, scaly tails and small eyes. They reach an average length between eleven and thirteen inches, with Cuban solenodons often growing smaller than...

Triggerfish, Balistidae
2014-10-01 11:08:37

Balistidae is a family that contains about forty species of triggerfish that can be found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, although the greatest variety of species can be found in the Indo- Pacific region. Most triggerfish species can be found in shallow water in coastal areas, especially near coral reefs, although some can be found living in the open ocean. While some species are edible, like the grey triggerfish others are not recommended for human consumption, including...

Knocking Sand Frog, Tomopterna krugerensis
2014-10-01 10:41:24

The Knocking Sand Frog (Tomopterna krugerensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family located in Angola, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Its natural habitats include dry and moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, tropical or subtropical moist shrubland, tropical or subtropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, intermittent freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, and ponds....

Common Sand Frog, Tomopterna cryptotis
2014-10-01 09:39:29

The Common Sand Frog (Tomopterna cryptotis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family located in Angola, Cameroon, Botswana, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Namibia, Mozambique, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and possibly Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, and Guinea. Its natural habitats include dry savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland,...

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