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Adoption Of ‘Novel Ecosystems’ By Policymakers Criticized By Professor
2014-08-20 03:19:16

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Embracing "novel" ecosystems is dangerous, according to a new study by an international team. Novel ecosystems arise when human activities transform biological communities through species invasions and environmental change. They are seemingly ubiquitous, and thus many policymakers and ecologists argue for them to be accepted as the "new normal"—an idea the researchers say is a bad one. In the study, published in the September edition of the...

2014-08-20 08:24:24

LONDON, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxi Commercial, CORGI Services, EnviroVent, Fernox, Honeywell Control Systems, Innasol, Viessmann, WILO (UK) and Xylem Lowara UK are the latest big players to join over 125 energy brands already signed up to Ecobuild 2015 (http://www.ecobuild.co.uk) - the premier energy event in the UK. Taking place from 3rd to 5th March at London's ExCeL and supported by leading trade bodies NICEIC, HETAS, BPVA and MCS, Ecobuild now serves the...

2014-08-20 08:23:19

Tapping into 'oil fields of the future' is near term revenue opportunity for Bluesphere and helps meet White House's environmental goal for reduction in methane emissions EVEN YEHUDA, Israel, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluesphere Corp. [http://www.bluespherecorporate.com ] (OTCBB: BLSP) (the "Company" or "Bluesphere"), a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, today announced it is pursuing a strategy to work in partnership with...

2014-08-20 08:23:15

GUELPH, Ontario, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has completed the sale of Good Light, a 10 megawatt ("MW") AC solar power plant located in the town of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada, valued at over C$66.0 million ($60.3 million) to a BluEarth Renewables Inc. subsidiary ("BluEarth")....

2014-08-20 08:23:11

Iberdrola USA corporate parent lauded for global sustainability policies. NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Newsweek recently acknowledged IBERDROLA, the corporate parent of Iberdrola USA, as the most sustainable Spanish utility and the third-most sustainable utility worldwide, according to rankings drawn up by the magazine in collaboration with Corporate Knights Capital. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140128/MM54425LOGO The award sponsors ranked...

2014-08-20 08:23:06

SHANGHAI, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it will supply 40 MW of solar PV modules to 8i S.A. ("8i"), a solar development company, for a solar power project in Chile. 8i will be the owner, project developer and EPC for this project. According to the terms of the agreement, delivery of the solar PV modules will begin in the fourth quarter of 2014. The...

2014-08-20 08:22:33

Bayer Patent Families Expand Quantum Materials' Advanced Material Offerings, Reinforce Intellectual Property Protection of Automated Quantum Dot Manufacturing Processes and Enhance Quantum Dot Solar Cell IP to Drive Future Development, Partnerships and Revenue SAN MARCOS, Texas, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corporation (OTCQB:QTMM) today announced the purchase of five diverse sets of patent families from Bayer Technology Services GmbH, the global technological...

sun influences climate
2014-08-20 03:00:09

Lund University A new study from Lund University in Sweden has, for the first time, reconstructed solar activity during the last ice age. The study shows that the regional climate is influenced by the sun and offers opportunities to better predict future climate conditions in certain regions. For the first time, a research team has been able to reconstruct the solar activity at the end of the last ice age, around 20 000–10 000 years ago, by analyzing trace elements in ice cores in...

Entering Tjuv-Ante's Cave
2014-08-20 03:00:53

University of Southern Denmark According to new research humble, microscopic organisms can create dripstones in caves. This illustrates how biological life can influence the formation of Earth’s geology - and the same may be happening right now on other planets in space. According to traditional textbooks dripstones are created by geological or geochemical processes with no influence from living organisms. But now scientists report that formation of dripstones can be a lot more...

2014-08-20 04:20:50

HAMILTON, Bermuda, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AziLat Ltd. ("AziLat"), the South America focused oil and gas exploration company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a farm-in agreement ("the farm-in") with Chariot Brasil Petroleo e Gas Ltda., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chariot Oil & Gas Limited ("Chariot") to blocks BAR-M-292, BAR-M-293, BAR-M-313 and BAR-M-314 ("the blocks"), in the Barreirinhas Basin, offshore Brazil. Under the terms of the farm-in,...


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Villarrica
2014-08-19 11:03:54

Villarrica, also known as Rucapillán, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Chile and is protected within Villarrica National Park. This volcano is one of five known volcanoes to have a lava lake within its crater and it often produces strombolian eruptions that contain lava flows and incandescent pyroclasts. It is one of three volcanoes that occur along the Gastre Fault Zone, along with the less active Quetrupillán and Lanín volcanoes. During the Valdivia Interglacial, it...

Mount Price
2014-08-19 10:51:33

Mount Price is a stratovolcano that is located in British Columbia, Canada. It is part of the Garibaldi Ranges and reaches an elevation of 6,732 feet, rising above the lake at its western side and the land and other volcanos surrounding it. In the past, this volcano has been known by many names including Red Mountain, Fissile Peak, and Clinker Mountain. It and many other volcanos are protected within the Garibaldi Provincial Park, which also features rich habitats with abundant wildlife....

Hoodoo Mountain
2014-08-19 10:23:50

Hoodoo Mountain is flat-topped stratovolcano that is located in British Columbia, Canada and is part of the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province and the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is thought to be potentially active and was named for the needle like projections that protrude from it. These lava spines, or hoodoos, reach heights of 492 feet, making it the most distinct mountain in that area of the Boundary Ranges. Hoodoo Mountain is primarily flat-topped, which led volcanologist Jack Souther...

Socompa
2014-08-19 10:02:27

Socompa is a complex stratovolcano that can be found at the border of Chile and Argentina, reaching an elevation of 19,852 feet. This volcano is best known for its avalanche debris deposit, which have formed the Monturaqui Basin on its west side, the most noted example of this type of deposit in the world. It is a difficult volcano to visit, taking at least a day by vehicle traveling from the north or the west. Socompa is also known for the microbial ecosystems that occur near grasses at its...

Mount Erebus
2014-08-19 09:49:48

Mount Erebus is an active volcano that can be found on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the second largest volcano in Antarctica, reaching a height of 12,448 feet. Sir James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 in mid-eruption and named it and another volcano Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, after two of his ships. The first people to climb the volcano and reach its summit were part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's party, including Professor Edgeworth David, Jameson Adams, and Dr. Eric Marshall. Mount...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.