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2014-10-23 12:23:56

REGINA, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - GEMOIL is pleased to announce completion of a 2014 fall till sampling program on the GEM15 project in the Pikoo Diamond District of Saskatchewan. The till sampling program was designed to follow up on geophysical targets identified by Martin St. Pierre (St. Pierre Geoconsultant Inc.) from a 17,000 line km geophysical survey conducted by Special Projects Inc. covering 15 mineral dispositions that total 60,000 hectares. Kevin Kivi, P.Geo. (KIVI...

2014-10-23 12:23:49

ROME, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. government is opposing international efforts to halt the global use of a toxic chemical, pentachlorophenol (PCP), used in the U.S. on wood utility poles, at the same time as a bipartisan group of New York state lawmakers are seeking a state ban, and a lawsuit, filed by a group of Long Island residents, charges that hundreds of new PCP-treated utility poles are causing serious injury to health and property values. This month, the...

2014-10-23 12:23:46

Thanks to Conservation Easement Donated by GDF SUEZ VICTORIA, Texas, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), and GDF SUEZ Energy North America joined with county officials, the Boy Scouts, and other community organizations to invite local residents, school groups, photography clubs, and other outdoor enthusiasts to visit a large conservation easement donated by GDF SUEZ's Coleto Creek Power Plant....

2014-10-23 12:23:38

ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of the 150-megawatt (MW) Solar Gen 2 solar facility in California from First Solar, Inc. As the largest solar facility in the Southern Power portfolio, Solar Gen 2 is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 average California homes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO "Our strategic renewable development has earned Southern...

2014-10-23 12:23:36

OAK BROOK, IL, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Primary Energy Recycling Corporation (TSX: PRI), a clean energy company that generates revenue from capturing and recycling recoverable heat and byproduct fuels from industrial processes, today announced that it will release its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, after market close on Thursday, November 13, 2014. A telephone conference call hosted by management to discuss the financial results will be...

2014-10-23 12:23:29

9,000-acre preserve protects critical habitat and clean drinking water WARM SPRINGS, Va., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through the generous contributions of a number of private donors, The Nature Conservancy has secured the protection of its Warm Springs Mountain Preserve, which connects thousands of acres of conservation lands throughout western Virginia. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Dan Ingalls Overlook today, the Conservancy acknowledged the individuals and corporations...

2014-10-23 12:23:17

Recycled bottle program reduces petroleum usage and eliminates landfill waste; helps projects earn additional LEED credits ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Demilec, one of North America's largest manufacturers of spray foam products, has recycled its 300,000,000th plastic bottle into its Heatlok family of closed-cell insulation products. Since the company's recycled bottle program launched in 2004, tons of plastic containers - mostly of soda and water bottles - have...

2014-10-23 12:23:14

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 31, the 10 original pieces of environment-focused artwork commissioned as a part of TD Bank's "TD Forests: Art for Trees" campaign will become available for purchase in an online auction. Following the close of the auction on November 14, all proceeds raised will be donated to four New York City environmental non-profits. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131120/MM21054LOGO Those interested in purchasing the artwork can view all of the...

2014-10-23 12:23:12

MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde North America Inc., will be showcasing its broad range of technologies and experience which support gasification technology at the Gasification Technologies Council (GTC) Conference to be held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC, on October 26-29, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/NY23246LOGO-b Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and...

2014-10-23 12:23:05

Sharing the beauty of our oceans and Great Lakes: a photo every day and a video every week SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) today celebrates its 42nd anniversary of protecting America's most treasured ocean and Great Lakes areas by launching a new social media campaign - Earth is Blue. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141023/153879 National marine sanctuaries protect some of the planet's most...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

North Ronaldsay Sheep
2014-10-23 14:48:17

The North Ronaldsay sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that reside on the island of North Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. This breed was developed by crossing breeds found on the Orkney and Shetland islands. Today, it can be found on many of the other islands in the area and some have been exported as an exotic breed. Because the North Ronaldsay developed on an isolated island with little vegetation, it primarily consumes seaweed and this has altered its digestive system and...

Newfoundland Sheep
2014-10-23 13:48:34

The Newfoundland sheep, also known as the Newfoundland local, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to and named after Newfoundland. The breed developed after the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when sheep were introduced into the islands of the area. The North Country Cheviot and the Border Cheviot are known to be two of the breeds that helped develop the breed and it is thought the Border Leicester, Suffolk, Scottish Blackface, and Dorset may have been introduced into its...

Persoonia coriacea
2014-10-22 11:50:54

Persoonia coriacea is a species of shrub plant. The species may also be referred to as the leathery-leaf persoonia. It is classified in the Lanceolata group, which is a group of 54 closely related species with similar flowers but very different foliage. Often, these species will interbreed with each other. In the case of P. coriacea, it hybridizes with P. helix. P. coriacea is a small shrub that grows up to 5 feet in height. It has hairy branches and leaves. These narrow greenish-grey...

Papaver rhoeas
2014-10-16 11:37:39

Papaver rhoeas is a species of flowering plant. The common, widespread plant may also be referred to as the Corn poppy, the Corn rose, the Field poppy, Flanders poppy, the Red poppy, the Red weed coquelicot and the Headache. This member of the poppy family Papaveraceae, can be found in Europe in agricultural fields, roadsides and wasteland. The plant is known to give off a foul odor and is considered an agricultural weed. P. rhoeas will often flower in late spring or in the warmer fall...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

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