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2014-07-28 12:24:07

Awarded "Destination of the Future for Energy Intensive Industries" Award HARRISBURG, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett recently announced that the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Association named Pennsylvania the 2014 FDI Destination of the Future for Energy Intensive Industries for actively implementing strategies to support foreign direct investment in the energy sector. "Thanks to our diverse energy portfolio that is lowering energy costs...

2014-07-28 12:23:47

COLUMBUS, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AEP Energy today began installation of a 101-kilowatt (kW) solar array on the roof of The Ohio State University's Student Life Recreation and Physical Activities Center (RPAC). AEP Energy will fund, build, own and operate the approximately 10,000-square-foot array, made up of 367 solar panels arranged in a configuration similar to the "Block O." Installation is expected to be completed in approximately eight weeks. The solar array is valued at...

2014-07-28 12:23:31

Large Rooftop SunPower Installation in Newtown, Conn. DANBURY, Conn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ross Solar Group has completed a 38-kilowatt SunPower solar power system on behalf of the Diocese of Bridgeport at the St. Rose of Lima (St. Rose) church campus in Newtown, Conn. The system was installed at the newly constructed Faith Formation Center and will meet 100 percent of the building's electricity needs. Comprised of 116 high efficiency SunPower solar panels, the system...

2014-07-28 12:23:18

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Advanced CO2 Sensors Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1155825/Global-Advanced-CO2-Sensors-Market-2014-2018.html About Advanced CO2 SensorAdvanced CO2 sensors are used to monitor the intensity of CO2 in any medium: air or water. These are next-generation CO2 sensors that can adjust automatically to changes in temperature, humidity, and altitude, and hence have lower...

2014-07-28 12:21:54

The Product of a Newly Developed Agri-Centric Philanthropic Tool BOYERTOWN, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClimeCo Corporation brokered the sale of a large block of carbon reduction offsets from CF Industries Holdings, Inc., a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing, to Chevrolet. CF Industries will donate the net proceeds of $600,000 to the National FFA Foundation to support excellence in farmer education and fertilizer best management practices....

Leaf-mining Insects Completely Disappeared With The Dinosaurs
2014-07-28 03:16:19

By A'ndrea Eluse Messer, Penn State After the asteroid impact at the end of the Cretaceous period that triggered the dinosaurs' extinction and ushered in the Paleocene, leaf-mining insects in the western United States completely disappeared. Only a million years later, at Mexican Hat, in southeastern Montana, fossil leaves show diverse leaf-mining traces from new insects that were not present during the Cretaceous, according to paleontologists. "Our results indicate both that...

Tiny New Species Of Frog Discovered In Brazil Receives Heroic Name
2014-07-28 03:22:48

Pensoft Publishers The Atlantic Forest is a hotspot of biodiversity and one of the most species richness biome of anurans (frogs, tree-frogs, and toads) in the world. However, current levels of diversity might be still underestimated. In the past few years there has been an increase in the description of new endemic species of this biome along with the advance of molecular techniques and availability of samples for DNA analysis. Using a more extensive number of samples for molecular...

2014-07-28 10:21:49

NSU They are something we take very seriously in Florida – hurricanes. The names roll off the tongue like a list of villains – Andrew, Charlie, Frances and Wilma. In the past 25 years or so, experts have gradually been improving prediction of the course a storm may take. This is thanks to tremendous advancements in computer and satellite technology. While we still have the “cone of uncertainty” we’ve become familiar with watching television weather reports, today’s models...

2014-07-28 10:19:39

Oregon State University Scientists have long been concerned that global warming may push Earth's climate system across a "tipping point," where rapid melting of ice and further warming may become irreversible -- a hotly debated scenario with an unclear picture of what this point of no return may look like. A newly published study by researchers at Oregon State University probed the geologic past to understand mechanisms of abrupt climate change. The study pinpoints the emergence of...

Nearly 50 Years Of Endangered Primate Data Now Available Online
2014-07-28 03:10:01

[ Watch The Video: Nearly 50 Years Of Lemur Data Now Available Online ] Duke University A 48-year archive of life history data for the world’s largest and most diverse collection of endangered primates is now digital and available online. The Duke Lemur Center database allows visitors to view and download data for more than 3600 animals representing 27 species of lemurs, lorises and galagos — distant primate cousins who predate monkeys and apes — with more data to be uploaded in...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

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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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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