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2014-08-29 12:22:58

HOUSTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today provided an update on recent activities offshore Gabon. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100316/NY71495LOGO Production from the Etame Marin block has resumed after the successful completion of previously announced maintenance work on the Company's leased Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. Work was performed to upgrade the fire and gas detection systems on the FPSO and other...

2014-08-29 12:22:57

DALLAS, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SaveOnEnergy.com, one of the longest-standing online energy comparison websites, is a big fan of both football and saving energy. As the college football season starts, we decided to take a look at top football universities and see how they stack up in their sustainability efforts. We started with the Associated Press' Top 25 preseason list and designed our own criteria for ranking these same 25 schools on their green efforts. While there are...

2014-08-29 12:22:38

DUBLIN, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Marketshas announced the addition of the "In-depth Research on China Solid Waste Disposal Industry, 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Solid waste can be classified into three categories, which are household waste, industrial solid waste and hazardous solid waste. Competition of solid waste industry: the barriers to enter into solid waste disposal industry are high, and much higher than...

2014-08-29 12:22:25

The Miami medical waste disposal company now offers their services all over the Sunshine State with flat monthly fees, no complicated contracts, and a free 5 minute assessment quote. MIAMI, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Miami-based Medical Waste Management, a licensed and insured Florida medical waste removal company, announced today that the company has expanded its services to encompass all of the Sunshine State. Medical Waste Management specializes in Medical Waste...

January 2005 solar storm
2014-08-29 03:30:12

Karen C. Fox, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center A space weather storm from the sun engulfed our planet on Jan. 21, 2005. The event got its start on Jan. 20, when a cloud of solar material, a coronal mass ejection or CME, burst off the sun and headed toward Earth. When it arrived at our planet, the ring current and radiation belts surrounding Earth swelled with extra particles, while the aurora persisted for six hours. Both of these are usually signs of a very large storm – indeed, this...

NASA Global Hawk 872
2014-08-29 03:00:00

Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center The first of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft landed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, on Aug. 27 after surveying Hurricane Cristobal for the first science flight of NASA's latest hurricane airborne mission. NASA's airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission returns to NASA Wallops for the third year to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the...

derelict trap
2014-08-29 03:00:01

NOAA Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict traps, which continue to catch fish, crabs, and other species such as turtles. These traps result in losses to habitat, fisheries, and the watermen who depend on the resources -- losses that are largely preventable, according to a newly published NOAA study. The report, published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, is the first of its kind to examine the derelict fish trap...

gloomy scale insect
2014-08-29 03:00:22

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and the news is not good. “Recent studies found that scale insect populations increase on oak and maple trees in warmer urban areas, which raises the possibility that these pests may also increase with global warming,” says Dr. Elsa...

2014-08-29 08:22:20

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HelioSage Energy, a national developer of utility scale solar projects, has announced the sale of a 77 MWdc / 60 MWac portfolio of development-stage solar facilities in North Carolina. The portfolio is comprised of 12 ground-mounted solar projects sited in eastern North Carolina. Once constructed, the projects will sell power under a Power Purchase Agreement with either Duke Energy-Progress or the North Carolina Eastern Municipal...

2014-08-29 08:22:15

PLAINFIELD, Ind., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Seven-year plan adds advanced technology to pinpoint power outages and speed service restoration -- Provides for better and faster communication with customers -- Includes investments in power lines, utility poles, transformers and substations to update aging electric grid -- Creates and supports thousands of Hoosier jobs during seven-year modernization...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Skeleton Tarantula, Ephebopus murinus
2014-08-29 11:32:08

The Skeleton Tarantula (Ephebopus murinus) is a species of spider belonging to the Theraphosidae family, a sub-family of Aviculariinae. This New World species is native to several South American countries. Its common name comes from the skeleton-like markings on its legs. The generic name, Ephebopus comes from the Greek meaning “youthful” plus “foot”, and the specific name, murinus is from the Latin meaning “mouse-colored”. The adult E. murinus normally grows to a leg span of...

Western Toad, Anaxyrus Boreas
2014-08-29 10:52:14

The Western Toad, Anaxyrus boreas, or more commonly known as Bufo boreas, is a large toad species of western North America. It grows to between 5.6 and 13 centimeters long. It has a white or cream colored dorsal stripe, and is dusky gray or greenish dorsally with skin glands concentrated within the dark blotches. Its parotoid glands are oval shaped, widely separated, and larger than the upper eyelids. It features a mottled venter and horizontal pupils but it lacks cranial crests. Compared...

Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad, Atelopus Varius
2014-08-29 09:49:13

The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad, Atelopus varius, known also as the clown frog, is a neo-tropical true toad belonging to the family Bufonidae. Ranging once from Costa Rica to Panama, A. varius is currently listed as critically endangered and has been decreased to a single remnant population near Quepos, Costa Rica and is assumed to be extinct within Panama. Some recent variation in the air temperature, precipitation, stream flow patterns, and the following spread of a pathogenic...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

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