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2014-10-21 12:23:51

The Company joins Consumer Energy Alliance to honor top students HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a proud sponsor of the recent Energy Day Festival, Just Energy was pleased to present a financial award in support of the Science Engineering Fair of Houston(SEFH). Presented by Mohsin Khoja, Senior VP and Regional General Manager at Just Energy, along with other company representatives (pictured), the award went to top-placing students for their achievements in the Energy...

Too Hot And Too Cold Is Just Right: Goldilocks Principle Wrong For Particle Assembly
2014-10-21 03:12:00

Provided by James Devitt, New York University Microscopic particles that bind under low temperatures will melt as temperatures rise to moderate levels, but re-connect under hotter conditions, a team of New York University scientists has found. Their discovery points to new ways to create "smart materials," cutting-edge materials that adapt to their environment by taking new forms, and to sharpen the detail of 3D printing. "These findings show the potential to engineer the properties of...

Acid mine drainage
2014-10-21 03:00:51

Provided by Cheryl Dybas, NSF and Tim Lucas, Duke University Scientists develop new geochemical tracers, tested at sites in West Virginia and Pennsylvania Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been spilled or released into the environment. The tracers have been field-tested at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an oil and gas brine wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania. "By...

2014-10-21 08:37:37

KELOWNA, BC, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - SUNVAULT ENERGY INC. (SVLT) ("Sunvault") ("the Company") (PINKSHEETS:SVLT) and Aboriginal Power Corp, (an exclusive Incubation Company of Sunvault Energy) ("APC") are pleased to announce that APC has signed a Memorandum of Respectful Understanding with the Woodland Cree First Nation to create a power Utility. APC along with Northern Lights Energy & Power http://www.northernlightseap.ca and their new partnership Northern Lights Aboriginal...

2014-10-21 08:26:57

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CBD Energy Limited (NASDAQ: CBDE), a diversified clean energy company and global provider of solar systems, announced today that its Westinghouse Solar unit has completed installation of the Company's first U.S.- based residential solar system. The 5.86kW system, purchased via a 12-year loan with no money down, comes with a 20-year Westinghouse Solar warranty. The Company estimates that this customer, located in Massachusetts, will realize...

2014-10-21 08:26:48

Creamer will share insights from his experience on hot solar industry topics Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Las Vegas SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, announced today that Ryan Creamer, CEO, has been selected to participate in the CEO Roundtable tomorrow at Solar Power International (SPI) 2014, the largest solar conference and trade show in North America. sPower is at Booth #545 throughout SPI 2014....

2014-10-21 08:26:38

Ergon Energy will use storage for peak shaving and voltage support in remote areas CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announces it was awarded a contract by Ergon Energy, an Australian utility, to provide 20 S&C PureWave(®) Community Energy Storage Systems for the utility's Grid Utility Support Systems (GUSS). The storage systems will be used to improve the power reliability and...

2014-10-21 08:26:33

Demonstrated at Solar Power International Expo 2014, 'Mono X ACe' Expands LG Flagship Solar Module Series LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Led by new integrated, max-performing AC-powered solar modules, LG Electronics USA is exhibiting a host of solutions from the LG Mono X® monocrystalline module series here this week. At the Solar Power International (SPI) Expo 2014, LG is displaying new solar module upgrades, combining a new level of performance and flexibility for both home and...

2014-10-21 08:26:31

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Totally Green is proud to have won the Green Product Award from the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association for its unique and environmentally friendly Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative (ORCA) machine. The ORCA converts food waste into harmless water onsite at the business establishment. This cuts waste disposal costs, while eliminating pollution from landfill sites and garbage trucks. "We're pleased to be recognized as a leading-edge...

2014-10-21 08:26:28

Backed by Smart Building Technology from Honeywell, USGBC's LEED Dynamic Plaque Helps Measure and Improve Ongoing Facility Performance MINNEAPOLIS and WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced they are working together to deepen facility sustainability by integrating USGBC's new LEED(® )Dynamic Plaque((TM)), a near-real-time monitoring tool with integrated building automation technology from Honeywell...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

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...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Nelumbo nucifera
2014-10-15 11:26:21

Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering plant species. This plant may also be commonly referred to as the Indian lotus, the Sacred lotus, Bean of India or simply, Lotus. N. nucifera is an aquatic plant and along with one other species, it makes up the Nelumbonaceae family. The species is a perennial plant meaning it lives longer than 2 years. In fact, the oldest lotus germination was found in northeastern China and came from seeds that were 1,300 years old. N. nucifera is rooted on the bottom of...

Hydrastis canadensis
2014-10-15 11:19:10

Hydrastis canadensis is an herb species. This herb may also be referred to as orangeroot or yellow puccoon and most commonly, Goldenseal. It is a perennial herb, meaning the species survives longer than 2 years. H. canadensis belongs to the Ranunculales family and can be found in southeastern Canada and northeastern United States. H. canadensis has a purple stem with tiny hairs that grow above ground. It has a thick, tangled rootstock or underground stem. This species produces 2 leaves....

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.