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2014-10-01 12:33:21

New $110 Million Gold LEED-Certified Campus Will Serve As Global Center of Excellence for Dry Cat and Dog Food THOMPSON'S STATION, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Mars Petcare officially opened the doors of its new, state-of-the-art, Gold-LEED certified $110 million Global Innovation Center in Thompson's Station, Tenn. The new campus, designed to help the company make A Better World for Pets(TM) through pet food innovations, is the third Mars Petcare innovation center and first in...

2014-10-01 12:24:22

New Plant recycles more plastics while clients cut waste costs. PHOENIX, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Planet 21 has opened a new 46,000 square foot indoor facility in central Phoenix. Clients can now recycle more plastics and cut their waste disposal costs. Scrap generated in manufacturing processes and returned or defective products are handled sustainably instead of being buried in landfills. Green Planet 21 handles: -- waste plastics: HDPE, PP, etc. -- metals --...

2014-10-01 12:24:09

Plan Reduces CO2 Emissions 30 Percent Below 2005 Levels by 2035 ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Missouri filed today with the Missouri Public Service Commission its 20-year plan that supports cleaner energy in the state of Missouri, including major expansions of solar and wind power. The utility's "Integrated Resource Plan" examines electric customers' projected long-term energy needs and describes Ameren Missouri's preferred approach to meeting those needs in a cost-effective...

2014-10-01 12:24:06

Statewide program offers tips, tools and programming to empower Virginians to reduce their energy use RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Energy Action Month, Virginia Energy Sense - the Commonwealth's statewide consumer energy education program under the guidance of the State Corporation Commission - is challenging Virginians to reduce their energy use by 10 percent and realize savings on monthly energy bills. Throughout October, Virginia Energy...

2014-10-01 12:23:33

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jostens, the leading producer of class rings, yearbooks and student-created content, today announced a partnership with The Nature Conservancy in support of reforestation efforts to ensure forest survival for future generations. As part of the partnership, Jostens will support the Conservancy's 'Plant a Billion Trees' program. The Plant a Billion Trees program is turning the tide on deforestation by planting trees and bringing forests back...

2014-10-01 12:23:25

HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER magazine today officially announced its list of Top Coal-Fired Plants for 2014. Camden Power Station, Mpumalanga Province, South AfricaDescribed as "the largest return to service project in the world," the recommissioned Camden Power Station saved almost $9.5 billion compared to the cost of new power stations of equal size. It also provided electricity for a nation with precarious energy security much sooner than a new-build project....

2014-10-01 12:22:10

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan, the leader in transit-based digital out-of-home advertising, announced today that its Transit Network has been added to Nielsen's quarterly Place-Based Video Report. The latest edition of the report which covers Q2 2014 is distributed to Nielsen's subscribing clients this week. As indicated in the new Nielsen report, transit stations deliver captive audiences at scale with long dwell time. The average dwell time measured for Titan's...

gas cooking and asthma
2014-10-01 03:00:44

Michelle Klampe, Oregon State University Parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, researchers from Oregon State University are recommending, after a new study showed an association between gas kitchen stove ventilation and asthma, asthma symptoms and chronic bronchitis. “In homes where a gas stove was used without venting, the prevalence of asthma and wheezing is higher than in homes where a gas stove was used with ventilation,” said Ellen...

ocean acidification
2014-10-01 03:00:15

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Over 35 years, a 40% reduction in calcium carbonate deposits in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef An expedition from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Carnegie Institute of Science has measured a roughly 40% reduction in the rate of calcium carbonate deposited in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in the last 35 years — a scenario that could damage the reef framework and endanger the entire coral ecosystem. Coral reefs are the most ecologically...

2014-10-01 08:39:49

CO2 Monitor meets Navy data logging and battery life criteria to give accurate data CO2 exposure of military personnel. ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Navy has contracted with CO2Meter, Inc. to provide carbon dioxide monitoring devices to measure ambient CO2 levels in expeditionary shelters. The CO2 monitors were designed under the direction of the U.S. Navy for meeting their required data logging and battery life criteria. The monitor will...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Shrew, Soricidae
2014-10-01 13:16:58

Soricidae is a family that contains 385 species of true shrews that can be found throughout the world, although Australia, New Guinea, and New Zealand do not hold any native shrew populations. Although shrews resemble mice, they are more closely related to moles, but most are no larger than a mouse. The largest species, known as the Asian house shrew reaches a length of 5.9 inches, while the Etruscan shrew, one of the smallest shrew species and the smallest mammal in the world, reaches a...

Solenodon, Solenodontidae
2014-10-01 12:40:57

Solenodontida is a family that holds four species of solenodons, mammals that are known to be venomous, which can be found in Cuba and on the island of Hispaniola. The Hispaniolan solenodon can be found in a variety of habitats including highland forests and lowland dry forests. Both species resemble shrews in that they have long noses, hairless feet, scaly tails and small eyes. They reach an average length between eleven and thirteen inches, with Cuban solenodons often growing smaller than...

Triggerfish, Balistidae
2014-10-01 11:08:37

Balistidae is a family that contains about forty species of triggerfish that can be found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, although the greatest variety of species can be found in the Indo- Pacific region. Most triggerfish species can be found in shallow water in coastal areas, especially near coral reefs, although some can be found living in the open ocean. While some species are edible, like the grey triggerfish others are not recommended for human consumption, including...

Knocking Sand Frog, Tomopterna krugerensis
2014-10-01 10:41:24

The Knocking Sand Frog (Tomopterna krugerensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family located in Angola, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Its natural habitats include dry and moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, tropical or subtropical moist shrubland, tropical or subtropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, intermittent freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, and ponds....

Common Sand Frog, Tomopterna cryptotis
2014-10-01 09:39:29

The Common Sand Frog (Tomopterna cryptotis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family located in Angola, Cameroon, Botswana, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Namibia, Mozambique, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and possibly Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, and Guinea. Its natural habitats include dry savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland,...

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