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2014-10-24 16:20:51

"Experience Electric" at Walnut Creek Farmers' Market, Sunday, Oct. 26 OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to the Walnut Creek Farmers' Market on Sunday, Oct. 26, can test-drive some of the newest models of electric cars on North Locust Street. The "Experience Electric - The Better Ride" campaign will offer free test drives from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132756 The electric vehicle (EV) ride-and-drive event will feature the...

2014-10-24 12:23:57

"Experience Electric" at San Jose Mexican Heritage Festival, Saturday, Oct. 25 OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to VivaFest's Dia de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, Oct. 25, can test-drive some of the newest models of electric cars at Saint James Park in San Jose. The "Experience Electric - The Better Ride" campaign will offer free test drives from 12 to 5 p.m. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132756 The electric vehicle (EV) ride-and-drive...

2014-10-24 12:23:56

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Armstrong Energy, Inc. ("Armstrong Energy") announced today that it will host a conference call with management on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern) to review Armstrong Energy's consolidated results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014. A press release announcing the results will be issued on Thursday, November 13, 2014 before the market opens and will be posted to Armstrong Energy's...

2014-10-24 12:23:43

Company founding member of the National Ready-Mix Concrete Association's Environmental Product Declarations program BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggregate Industries US (AIUS) joined 70 companies and 2,300 concrete plants in the ready-mix concrete industry to participate in the National Ready-Mix Concrete Association's (NRMCA) industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). This third-party verified report, developed using the Life Cycle Assessment process,...

2014-10-24 12:23:23

DUBLIN, October 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w9hkcz/chinese_lithium) has announced the addition of the "Chinese Lithium Dihydrogen Phosphate Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w9hkcz/chinese_lithium ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Chinese Lithium Dihydrogen Phosphate Industry Report 2014 is a professional and...

2014-10-24 12:23:21

DUBLIN, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Surfactants Market by Product type, Substrates, and Applications - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global surfactants market is estimated to register a CAGR of 5.40%, by volume and 5.80% by value from 2014 to 2019. The global surfactants market is projected to reach 22,802 kilotons, by volume and $40,286 million...

Newly Discovered Microbe Is Key Player In Climate Change
2014-10-24 03:32:52

Provided by Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona As permafrost soils thaw under the influence of global warming, communities of soil microbes act as potent amplifiers of global climate change, an international study has shown. Tiny soil microbes are among the world's biggest potential amplifiers of human-caused climate change, but whether microbial communities are mere slaves to their environment or influential actors in their own right is an open question. Now, research by an...

Hubble Sees Comet Siding Spring Make Close Encounter With Mars
2014-10-24 03:20:41

Provided by Felicia Chou, NASA NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has produced a unique composite image of comet Siding Spring as it made its never-before-seen close passage of a comet by Mars. Siding Spring, officially designated Comet C/2013 A1, made its closest approach to Mars at 2:28 p.m. EDT on Oct. 19, at a distance of approximately 87,000 miles. That is about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon. At that time, the comet and Mars were about 149 million miles from...

titan
2014-10-24 04:53:16

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists studying the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan have discovered large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles, claims research published Wednesday in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. According to NASA, the regions are strangely shifted to the east or west of the poles, so that dawn is breaking over the southern region of the moon while dusk is falling over the northern one. Those zones are...

Suomi NPP satellite
2014-10-24 04:19:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As seen in the Academy Award-winning film Gravity, debris in orbit around Earth is a serious hazard for astronauts and spacecraft operating high above our planet. On September 28, NASA determined that its Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, which it operates in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), needed a course adjustment to avoid colliding with a large bit of space...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

North Ronaldsay Sheep
2014-10-23 14:48:17

The North Ronaldsay sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that reside on the island of North Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. This breed was developed by crossing breeds found on the Orkney and Shetland islands. Today, it can be found on many of the other islands in the area and some have been exported as an exotic breed. Because the North Ronaldsay developed on an isolated island with little vegetation, it primarily consumes seaweed and this has altered its digestive system and...

Newfoundland Sheep
2014-10-23 13:48:34

The Newfoundland sheep, also known as the Newfoundland local, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to and named after Newfoundland. The breed developed after the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when sheep were introduced into the islands of the area. The North Country Cheviot and the Border Cheviot are known to be two of the breeds that helped develop the breed and it is thought the Border Leicester, Suffolk, Scottish Blackface, and Dorset may have been introduced into its...

Persoonia coriacea
2014-10-22 11:50:54

Persoonia coriacea is a species of shrub plant. The species may also be referred to as the leathery-leaf persoonia. It is classified in the Lanceolata group, which is a group of 54 closely related species with similar flowers but very different foliage. Often, these species will interbreed with each other. In the case of P. coriacea, it hybridizes with P. helix. P. coriacea is a small shrub that grows up to 5 feet in height. It has hairy branches and leaves. These narrow greenish-grey...

Papaver rhoeas
2014-10-16 11:37:39

Papaver rhoeas is a species of flowering plant. The common, widespread plant may also be referred to as the Corn poppy, the Corn rose, the Field poppy, Flanders poppy, the Red poppy, the Red weed coquelicot and the Headache. This member of the poppy family Papaveraceae, can be found in Europe in agricultural fields, roadsides and wasteland. The plant is known to give off a foul odor and is considered an agricultural weed. P. rhoeas will often flower in late spring or in the warmer fall...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

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