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2014-07-23 12:23:47

New Poll of Small Business Owners: 80% Favor Protections in New EPA Proposal; 71% Agree Clean Water is Needed for a Healthy Economy and Local Jobs WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national scientific poll of small business owners released today, found that large majorities favor federal protection of clean water and agree that clean water is necessary for a healthy economy and job creation. Small business owners are important to policy debates because they are...

Guide To Household Water Conservation
2014-07-23 03:40:53

Indiana University Want to conserve water and save on your utility bill? A paper co-written by an Indiana University researcher and published in the current issue of the journal Environment can help. "The Water Short List: The Most Effective Actions U.S. Households Can Take to Curb Water Use" describes how households can reduce water use substantially by simple actions such as installing more efficient appliances and changing day-to-day habits involving water consumption. While the...

july 23 2012 solar storm
2014-07-23 09:50:28

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA If an asteroid big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century appeared out of deep space and buzzed the Earth-Moon system, the near-miss would be instant worldwide headline news. Two years ago, Earth experienced a close shave just as perilous, but most newspapers didn't mention it. The "impactor" was an extreme solar storm, the most powerful in as much as 150+ years. [ Watch: ScienceCasts: Carrington-Class CME Narrowly Misses Earth ]...

2014-07-23 08:34:06

NEW YORK and SYDNEY, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cotton LEADS(TM) program, launched in October of 2013, has attained more than 200 partners across the global cotton textile supply chain. Cotton LEADS(TM), a joint program established by Australian and U.S. cotton industries, advocates and demonstrates responsible growing practices for the popular fabric fiber. Companies signing on to the program include: Target Corporation, AEON TopValu, Fountain Set, American &...

2014-07-23 08:34:01

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Biofertilizers Market by Type, by Crop Type, by Micro-Organism & by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Biofertilizers are natural fertilizers which are microbial inoculants of bacteria, algae, and fungi alone, or in combination, and they augment the availability of nutrients to the plants. These...

city squirrels
2014-07-23 03:30:56

Megan Meates, Curtin University Curtin University-led research has shown squirrels have adapted to New York City's human behavior, allowing them to thrive just as well, if not better, than their fellow squirrels in the woods. Dr. Bill Bateman, Senior Lecturer at Curtin's Department of Environment & Agriculture, led the study that proved eastern grey squirrels were able to modify their behavior in urban environments and prevent unnecessary responses when humans acted in a predictable...

2014-07-23 08:26:17

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For much of America, the middle of summer means an always-on status for air conditioners. Yet that soothing flow of cool air is something we largely take for granted. Having reliable electricity - especially throughout extreme weather conditions -- is critical to our safety and well-being and the uninterrupted production of scores of industries. Nuclear energy is the most reliable, around-the-clock, carbon-free energy source on our grid....

2014-07-23 08:26:07

NEWARK, N.J., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PSEG Solar Source today announced that it will acquire the ERWR Whitcomb Farm Solar project from juwi solar (JSI). The facility, which will now be known as the PSEG Essex Solar Energy Center, has a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Vermont Electric Power Producers (VEEP), Inc., as part of the Vermont Sustainably Priced Energy Enterprise Development (SPEED) program. During JSI's ownership of the project, it advanced the development...

2014-07-23 08:25:51

RWAMAGANA, Rwanda, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Rwanda is preparing to commission in early August 2014 the first utility-scale solar PV power plant in East Africa with a production capacity of 8.5 MWp. The project has commenced testing phase of up to 20% of its total capacity. At present, less than one in five households in Rwanda have access to electricity, and this will increase the country's production capacity by up to 8%. Access to electricity is crucial...

2014-07-23 08:25:16

BAODING, China and TOKYO, Japan, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company,") the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Japan Corporation ("Yingli Japan"), has signed an agreement to supply 32 MWs of multicrystalline PV modules to a large-scale project located in...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Limber Pine, Pinus flexilis
2014-07-15 12:33:20

Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) grows in the sub-alpine mountainous regions of the Western United States, Mexico, and Canada, with a small cropping found in the Black Hills in South Dakota. One of the oldest trees to be documented is found in Eagle Cap Wilderness in Oregon and is reported to be 2000 years old. This pine is also known as the Southwestern White Pine and Rocky Mountain White Pine. The Limber pine is drought tolerant and grows at high elevations (5000-12,000 feet) marking the...

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