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2014-09-15 16:23:30

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) has been recognized by BREEAM for its ability to allow the construction industry to responsibly source forest products. The announcement was made by BREEAM on September 12th. BREEAM - the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method - is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. Worldwide, there are more than a quarter of a...

2014-09-15 16:23:24

Revises Third Quarter Physical Production Guidance HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE: END) (LSE: ENDV) today announced that the Rochelle field is offline until repairs to the dry gas export compressors on the Scott platform are completed. In August, the previously announced planned shutdown of the Scott platform and Forties Pipeline System was completed and the Rochelle field returned to production on August 26, 2014. Production rates...

2014-09-15 16:22:53

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global crop protection chemicals market is segmented into all major regions and further, their key countries. In terms of regions, the report is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the World (RoW). Asia-Pacific and North America are the top two consumers of crop protection chemicals, accounting together for nearly 50% of the total market share. Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing region, in terms of...

2014-09-15 16:22:42

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) has again achieved a leadership position among the top 10 percent of companies in its industry as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) 2014/2015, a gold standard benchmark for corporate sustainability performance. Air Products also is a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which places it among the top 20 percent of companies in its industry in North...

2014-09-15 16:22:35

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Renewable Services today announced it has signed a long-term agreement to service Pattern Energy Group Inc.'s 283-megawatt (MW) Gulf Wind energy project in Armstrong, Texas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Duke Energy Renewable Services will supply operations and maintenance services for three years, beginning in November, with an option for a two-year extension. Duke Energy Renewable Services has...

2014-09-15 16:22:32

PEORIA, Ill., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has been named to the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), recognizing Caterpillar as a sustainability leader in the Industrial Engineering sector. This marks the 13th year for Caterpillar to be included in the list since DJSI debuted in 1999. The annual DJSI process involves a thorough analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance factors, assessing issues such as innovation management,...

2014-09-15 16:22:24

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsis The future of human civilization is slowly but surely moving towards renewable energy. The existing reserves and undiscovered sources of fossil fuels and other combustible or radioactive minerals will eventually be exhausted or become too expensive to extract. In response to spiralling power requirements, more money has been invested in new renewablesbased generation capacity than in non-renewables-based generation capacity in recent...

2014-09-15 16:21:49

"Experience Electric" at Silicon Valley EV Rally, Saturday, Sept. 20 OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Experience Electric - The Better Ride" campaign will offer free test drives of some of the newest electric cars on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Annual Silicon Valley EV Rally and National Drive Electric Week event at De Anza College, located at 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132756...

2014-09-15 16:21:01

LONDON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About OSVOSV is a sea motor vessel used for transmitting cargos, goods, supplies, crews, and offshore exploration and production equipment across oil platforms. OSV supports marine offshore drilling activities through the transportation of offshore energy resources, and it also facilitates oil rigs installation process. It is mostly used by oil and gas companies for exploration and production (E&P) activities. OSV is operated by ship owners...

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2014-09-15 03:45:09

Mark Golden, Stanford University Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis finds. We can do better, the authors say. A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp. The...


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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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