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2014-09-19 12:20:53

MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today recognized 11 of its intermodal customers for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program. Under the CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program, participating companies work to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency - one of CN's key sustainability objectives. The 11 winners under CN's recognition program are: CMA-CGM, Cosco, Hapag Lloyd, Kruger...

2014-09-19 12:20:45

Low emissions through use of innovative seals PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reductions in particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions have become a global challenge that no truck or bus manufacturer can avoid. With its Low Emission Sealing Solutions (LESS), Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is offering an answer to the demands for greater fuel savings, lower emissions, reduced maintenance costs and a longer operating life - even under harsh environmental...

tree growth
2014-09-19 02:00:23

Barbara Wankerl, Technische Universität München Trees have been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases of trees and stands have barely changed, but they have accelerated – by as much as 70 percent. This was the outcome of a study carried out by scientists from Technische Universität München (TUM) based on long-term data from experimental forest plots that have been continuously observed since 1870. Their findings were published recently in Nature...

2014-09-19 08:27:05

GrainPro's newest drying innovation, the Solar Bubble Dryer(TM) (SBD), provides a solution to challenges faced by smallholder farmers throughout the world. The SBD can dry commodities such as grains and seeds to the right moisture content while shielding the commodities from intermittent rains. This enables safe and efficient drying under any weather conditions. CONCORD, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Around 12 percent of post-harvest losses among prime agricultural...

2014-09-19 08:23:10

Program honors conservation leader who helped create the Land Trust Alliance PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jean Hocker, a former president of the Land Trust Alliance and longtime board member at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, was named as the next Kingsbury Browne Fellow at the Lincoln Institute. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147051 Hocker was also named the winner of the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award by the Land...

2014-09-19 08:22:51

VANCOUVER, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Brazil Resources Inc. (the "Company" or "Brazil Resources") (TSX-V: BRI; OTCQX: BRIZF) is pleased to announce that it has received a National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") technical report (the "Technical Report") on its Rea Uranium Project (the "Rea Project"), Western Athabasca Basin. The Company acquired the Rea Uranium Project as part of its acquisition of Brazilian Gold Corporation late last year. It is controlled 75% by Brazil...

2014-09-19 08:22:43

-- PepsiCo signs two major calls to action on climate change: the Climate Declaration and the Trillion Tonne Communique. PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today strengthened its commitment to action on climate change by announcing new goals for phasing out equipment with hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), signing both the Ceres BICEP Climate Declaration and the Prince of Wales' Corporate Leaders Group Trillion Tonne Communique, and reporting progress on its...

2014-09-19 08:22:38

Sungevity Solar Experts Appear in-Store During New York Climate Week OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungevity, Inc., a leading global provider of residential solar services, today announced a new partnership with iconic New York City design destination, ABC Carpet & Home. The partnership not only provides ABC's community with an easy and affordable solution to installing solar power in the home but also supports the greater mission to educate today's conscious...

2014-09-19 08:22:36

CINCINNATI, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CECO Environmental Corp. (NasdaqGM: CECE), a leading global environmental technology company focused on critical solutions in the air pollution control (APC), energy and fluid handling and filtration industries, announced today that its Strobic Air subsidiary recently expanded its fume exhaust product portfolio to include the new Mono-Stack fan. This innovative new technology incorporates efficient nozzle design and high velocity plume...

2014-09-19 08:22:26

Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant on Remediated Landfill Site Brings Clean Energy and Electricity Savings to City of New Bedford BELMONT, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, in partnership with BlueWave Capital LLC of Boston, today announced the completion of a 1.8 megawatt (MW) DC solar power plant constructed on a remediated EPA Superfund site in New Bedford,...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana boylii
2014-09-16 08:43:34

The Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii) is a small frog measuring about 1.46 to 3.2 inches. It belongs to the genus Rana within the Ranidae family. This species can be found from northern Oregon, down California’s west coast, and into Baja California, Mexico. Both the Columbia Spotted Frog and the Cascades Frog, also part of the Rana genus, reside in the northern regions of this frog’s territory. They show a preference for living in streams and rivers, and lay their eggs in masses...

Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Rana berlandieri
2014-09-16 08:16:44

The Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandieri) is a species of aquatic frog that is native to the southern United States in Texas and New Mexico, and south through Mexico and Central America. It is also occasionally referred to as the Mexican Leopard Frog. The handle berlandieri honors the Belgian naturalist Jean Louis Berlandier, who worked for the Mexican government on one of the first biological surveys of Texas. These frogs grow up to 2.2 to 4.5 inches long. They are normally tan,...

Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus
2014-09-15 16:22:26

The Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus, is a species of toad located in forests along the Western Ghats of India south of Goa. It is small and it can be found in wet tree hollows or leaf bases that contain water. This slender frog features a moderately sized head with a pointed snout and vertical lores. The distance between the eyes is as wide as the width of the upper eyelid. The opening of the ear is well marked and is about a third of the diameter of the eye. The fingers are...

Striped Raphael Catfish, Platydoras armatulus
2014-09-12 09:39:00

The striped Raphael catfish (Platydoras armatulus), also known as the talking catfish or the chocolate catfish, is a species of catfish that can be found in many areas of South America, including the Amazon, the Orinoco, and the Tocantins and it has been introduced into the United States of America. This species burrows into the soft sand in river bottoms, feeding on crustaceans, mollusks, and organic fragments. The striped Raphael catfish holds small, curved spines that extend across its...

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