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2014-10-31 00:20:13

LONDON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drilling fluids play an important role in the drilling process for bore wells, mineral extraction and oil and gas extraction. These fluids, also known as drilling mud are used to carry rock cuttings to the surface, and lubricate and cool the drill bits and also maintain stability of the well. In addition, drilling fluids also function as biocides and weighing agents, emulsifiers, defoamers, filtration reducers, shale inhibitors, corrosion...

2014-10-30 23:16:15

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service selected iostudio to help improve digital presence. Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 iostudio is proud to announce its partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Set to launch in 2015, iostudio’s work with the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative will improve their current online program, increase member numbers and expand engagement across desktop, tablet, and mobile....

2014-10-30 23:15:12

The Children's Environmental Health Network convened a diverse group of visionary leaders to chart a renewed vision and blueprint for protecting children's environmental health. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Last week, a historic meeting was convened by the Children’s Environmental Health Network at Wingspread, headquarters of the Johnson Foundation in Racine, Wisconsin. Visionary leaders representing perspectives from science, non-profit advocacy, environmental justice, child...

2014-10-30 23:13:36

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (NNEGC Energoatom) to provide a passive hydrogen control system for VVER Units 1 and 2 at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. KIEV (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (NNEGC Energoatom) to provide a passive...

2014-10-30 23:11:40

City of Pasadena Sees Greater Efficiency and Situational Awareness from Front-Office through Executive Management in First Year Using SettleCore Suite Claremont, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Power Settlements commends the City of Pasadena’s adoption of the SettleCore™ ETRM energy trading and risk management system one year ago. The system, from Power Settlements, also includes full Bid-to-Bill scheduling and shadow settlements integration for Pasadena’s activity in the California...

2014-10-30 23:08:40

The latest Vincentric Hybrid Analysis found that approximately one-third of hybrids analyzed are cost-effective when compared to their all-gasoline powered counterparts. The results were calculated using eight cost factors including depreciation, fuel, and maintenance costs and assumed vehicle ownership of five years and 15,000 annual miles of driving. BINGHAM FARMS, MI (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Vincentric, the automotive industry leader in cost-of-ownership data released its most recent...

2014-10-30 23:07:54

The addition of K-Feeders® allows Perky-Pet® to continue to offer bird enthusiasts a wider variety of high quality seed feeders. Lititz, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Perky-Pet®, a recognized leader in wild bird feeding, has re-introduced the classic K-Feeders® wild bird feeders. Available online only, at birdfeeders.com, these three unique K-Feeders® will evoke nostalgia and class in any bird lover’s backyard. “I’m very excited about the addition of the...

2014-10-30 23:07:23

Addition brings blending capacity to over 2.9 million gallons annually. EASTON, MARYLAND (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Aphena Pharma Solutions has recently added a new blending area to its Easton, Maryland, facility, giving the company the ability to offer its clients heat or cold blending for large volumes of ointments, suspensions, creams, lotions, gels and other products that require heating and/or cooling. The new area includes the following pieces of equipment: Lee 1,000- and...

2014-10-30 23:06:42

Experts Discuss How Food Science Innovation Will Meet the Challenges of the Next 50 Years BRABAND, Denmark (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 As it celebrates 50 years of innovation at the company’s largest R&D facility for food ingredients in Brabrand, Denmark, DuPont’s Nutrition & Health business is hosting food industry, government and academic leaders in discussions on how food and nutrition will evolve to meet growing global population needs in the next 50 years. "Today we...

2014-10-30 23:06:35

Biodegradable Paper & Plastic Packaging Market report focuses on biodegradable packaging market challenges, drivers, analyzes the latest trends, and growth prospects in the industry.(http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/biodegradable-packaging-market-169465607.html) (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The research report, "Biodegradable Paper & Plastic Packaging Market by Applications (Food Packaging, Beverage Packaging, Pharmaceuticals Packaging, Personal & Home Care...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep with imported breeds like the Dorper sheep. This caused a decline in purebred Maasai sheep, which...

Chiricahua Leopard Frog, Lithobates chiricahuensis or Rana chiricahuensis
2014-10-29 12:41:14

The Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis or Rana chiricahuensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family that is located in Mexico and the United States. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, freshwater springs, open excavations, and ponds. It is threatened by loss of habitat and chytrid fungus to such a degree...

Asiatic Grass Frog, Rana chensinensis
2014-10-29 12:37:54

The Asiatic Grass Frog (Rana chensinensis), known also as the Chinese Brown Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It can be found in China, Mongolia, possibly North Korea, and possibly Russia. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, irrigated land, and pastureland. It is threatened by loss of habitat. In China, it is hunted for use...

Gopher Frog, Rana capito
2014-10-29 11:26:34

The Gopher Frog (Rana capito) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to the Southeastern United States. It mostly inhabits the threatened sand hill communities, flatwoods, and scrub in the Atlantic coastal plain where it is normally found near ponds. The two subspecies include the Carolina Gopher Frog (R. c. capito), and Florida Gopher Frog (R. c. aesopus). The Dusky Gopher Frog (T. sevosa) had formerly been considered a subspecies but was elevated to a species...

Long-Legged Wood Frog, Rana macrocnemis
2014-10-29 11:23:16

The Long-Legged Wood Frog (Rana macrocnemis), known also as the Caucasus Frog or the Uludag Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It can be found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Turkey, and Turkmenistan. Its natural habitats include boreal forests, temperate forests, temperate shrubland, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, rivers and intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes,...

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