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2014-08-13 23:02:15

ClosureTurf™ Landfill Cover Creates Unique Platform for Solar Panels Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CRRA) culminated the final phase of the Hartford Landfill closure, completed in June 2014, with a 40-acre cap utilizing ClosureTurf, a revolutionary three component erosion control closure system, topped by six acres of solar panels. After a 73-year existence as an “eyesore,” the state-owned landfill is now an example of innovation...

2014-08-13 20:21:50

As wildfires rage statewide, Fire Protection Group, Inc. continues to be a leading resource for concerned property managers and owners LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 2(nd), Governor Jerry Brown announced that California is officially in a state of emergency due to the danger posed by more than a dozen wildfires. At the same time, Fire Protection Group, Inc. has seen an increase in interest in fire safety upgrades. It's easy to see why. In the first week of the...

2014-08-13 16:22:38

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, XINYU CITY, China, and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ("LDK Solar" or the "Company") and its Joint Provisional Liquidators ("JPLs"), Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, today announced that LDK Solar has received sanction from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (the "Cayman Court") to enter into the funding commitments and amendments to the restructuring...

2014-08-13 16:22:37

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, today reported financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014. Milestones thus far in 2014:

2014-08-13 16:22:25

Voith Hydro is supplying complete hydroelectric generating equipment for the project located near Pella, IA PELLA, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground was officially broken on the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP) today, which will retrofit the Lake Red Rock Dam near Pella, IA to provide up to 55MW of power during peak seasons. RRHP is being built by Missouri River Energy Services, and Voith will supply the turbines, generators, and associated controls that will help...

2014-08-13 16:22:19

MIAMI, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet's most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage -- seagrasses. While sharks are often sensationalized as voracious predators, it's their actual prey that poses a risk to seagrasses, according to FIU researchers. "Seagrasses around the world are under considerable threat -- from pollution to dredging and changes in water quality," said Mike Heithaus, interim...

2014-08-13 16:22:10

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marilee and Larry Spatz through their MarLar Properties of Highland Park, Illinois (www.marlarhomes.net) have recently completed a solar rehabbed house in Highland Park. This is the first solar rehab of five that are planned by them. They will also convert a house in Glencoe to geothermal energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/135955 "We are very excited to bring solar electric and geothermal systems to our houses," said Larry...

Trapped Giant Waves In The Atmosphere Trigger More Extreme Weather
2014-08-13 03:46:00

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Weather extremes in the summer - such as the record heat wave in the United States that hit corn farmers and worsened wildfires in 2012 - have reached an exceptional number in the last ten years. Man-made global warming can explain a gradual increase in periods of severe heat, but the observed change in the magnitude and duration of some events is not so easily explained. It has been linked to a recently discovered mechanism: the...

raven roost
2014-08-13 03:00:37

Wildlife Conservation Society Human-structures in sagebrush landscapes favor Common Raven nesting over historical hawk species A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Idaho State University (ISU) explored how habitat alterations, including the addition of energy transmission towers, affect avian predators nesting in sagebrush landscapes. Researchers compared nesting habitat selection between Common Ravens and three raptor species...

2014-08-13 12:30:00

MONTREAL, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the engineering, balance of plant procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the St. Charles Energy Center Project in Maryland by Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. ("CPV"), a leading North American electric power generation development and asset management company. CPV has projects with more than 5,000 MWs of capacity currently in development across North America, and...


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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...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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