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2014-09-22 12:23:06

Global Divest/Invest Coalition Announces Hundreds of New Members including Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Mark Ruffalo, Norman and Lyn Lear, World Council of Churches, NRDC and More NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The growing movement to divest from the fossil fuels causing climate change and invest instead in clean, sustainable energy reached an historic milestone today: $50 billion. Over 800 global investors have now committed to divest their holdings in fossil fuels. New...

2014-09-22 12:22:48

Country to expand LNG project MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy, Gabriel Obiang Mbaga, recently announced the discovery of a new gas well off the coast of the Island of Bioko. The new gas well will allow the ministry to expand the Floating Installation of Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project in the country. "I am extremely pleased that the increase in recoverable reserves in Block R, as a...

2014-09-22 12:22:41

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (Alliance) announced today the release of a collection of sustainable practices in the area of distribution transformer purchasing, management and disposal/reuse. The Alliance is an organization of electric utilities, including many of the country's largest utilities, with a goal to improve environmental performance and the advancement of sustainable business...

2014-09-22 12:22:29

DUBLIN, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Offshore Drilling Market by Services, Applications & by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Offshore drilling market has been witnessing high growth, due to increase demand and high oil prices in the international market.Exploration and development activities offshore have been increasing owing to...

2014-09-22 12:22:26

TD employees root for the environment by planting more than 1,000 trees in 21 cities from Maine to Florida CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(®) today announced its fourth annual TD Tree Days tree planting events. More than 1,000 volunteers will plant nearly 1,100 trees in 21 locations from Maine to Florida. The plantings, which are supported by Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and New York Restoration Project (NYRP), will...

asian lady beetle
2014-09-22 03:00:44

Chris Barncard, University of Wisconsin-Madison Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids. But what if the air — and the soybeans — were still? Rising temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns may get the lion's share of our climate change attention, but predators may want to give some thought to wind, according to a University of Wisconsin Madison zoologist's study, which is among the first to...

Solar Cells
2014-09-22 03:00:56

Emily Conover, University of Chicago New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers, thanks to collaboration between scientists in the University of Chicago’s chemistry department, the Institute for Molecular Engineering and Argonne National Laboratory. Researchers identified a new polymer—a type of large molecule that forms plastics and other familiar materials—that improved the efficiency of solar cells. The group also determined the method by...

2014-09-22 08:23:29

- 750 jobs expected during peak construction CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced a number of partner companies it will use to build three previously announced solar projects in North Carolina by the end of 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company will construct and own some of the largest solar facilities on the East Coast, totaling 128 megawatts (MW) of capacity. These projects are part of the company's recently...

2014-09-22 08:23:21

HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today that David L. Stover, the Company's President & COO, will present at the Johnson Rice Energy Conference on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Central Time. The presentation will be webcast live on the 'Investors' page of the Company's website, www.nobleenergyinc.com, with a replay accessible for 90 days. The Company will provide an updated slide deck in association with the event....

2014-09-22 08:23:13

Project is the largest to break ground in Honduras BAODING, China, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced that it will supply over 24 megawatts (MW) of solar PV modules for the Pavana Solar Park, which is the largest solar power plant to break ground in Honduras. The project is owned by Energia Basica S.A....


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Clun Forest Sheep
2014-09-23 08:05:26

The Clun Forest sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in and named after the Clun Forest area of Shropshire. The first record of this breed was written in 1803 by Reverend Joseph Plymley, who wrote about its appearance. In 1873 Youatt wrote of the same characteristics, but also stated that the breed was changing quickly due to crossbreeding with many local breeds including the Longmynd and the Shropshire sheep. The Clun Forest Sheep Breeders Society was established in 1925...

Atitlan Grebe, Podilymbus gigas
2014-09-22 15:56:59

The Atitlan Grebe (Podilymbus gigas), known also as Giant Grebe, Poc, or Giant Pied-Billed Grebe, is an extinct water bird, a relative of the Pied-Billed Grebe. It was native to the Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. Thanks to the work or the American ecologist Anne LaBastille, its decline is comprehensively known. LaBastille observed this species for over 25 years. She has also written a book regarding this bird called Mama Poc. This Grebe reached...

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...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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