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2014-10-21 16:22:47

OTA launches new Farmstead Membership category WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin family has been farming in southern Vermont for nine generations. A family operation with one son helping full-time and two others pitching in on weekends, the certified organic dairy farm stays busy raising and milking some 52 dairy cows, along with producing fresh organic eggs and farm-raised organic beef, and some of the best-tasting organic maple syrup in Vermont....

2014-10-21 16:21:32

Diesels Have Won Two "Green Car of the Year®" Awards & Had 10 Finalists Since 2005 WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clean diesel cars were included among the five finalist positions for 2015 "Green Car of the Year®" award with the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel car and the Volkswagen Golf, which offers a new 2.0 liter TDI clean diesel, gasoline and electric engines, being named as finalists today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120201/MM46474LOGO The other...

2014-10-21 12:34:19

DUBLIN, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Industrial Sludge Treatment (Flocculants, Coagulants, Disinfectants and Other Process Chemicals) Chemicals - Forecast to 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Industrial sludge is generated during the wastewater treatment process. Wastewater released by different industries contains a large amount of water, microorganisms, and chemical...

2014-10-21 12:27:47

"As stewards for future generations, it is our obligation to conserve land and water resources." HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Groups representing millions of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts are speaking out in support of climate action, releasing a letter in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The letter is signed by 325 groups nationally, including 65 Pennsylvania organizations and outdoor businesses such as...

2014-10-21 12:25:42

Company Also Announces Additional Executive Leadership Changes HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today that the Board of Directors has elected David L. Stover as President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Charles D. Davidson as CEO. Mr. Stover's election is consistent with the management succession plan disclosed in April of this year when it was announced that Mr. Davidson would be retiring on May 1, 2015. Mr. Stover has...

2014-10-21 12:25:37

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Fixtures is proud to announce new LED amber flood lights as part of its comprehensive line of wildlife-friendly luminaires. In many areas, especially coastal communities, excessive artificial lighting can harm wildlife, like sea turtles that need a dark sky to orient towards the ocean. For this reason, many local ordinances require wildlife-friendly lighting. Access Fixtures LED amber flood lights and area lights are visible to...

2014-10-21 12:25:12

DALLAS, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds Shale Oil Market in the US 2014-2018 and The New Shale Gas Countries research reports to the energy and power category of its online business intelligence library. Shale Oil market in the US will grow at 13.3% CAGR over the period 2013-2018 whereas The New Shale Gas Countries report looks at a "Baker's dozen" of the most promising shale gas prospective countries, which could be significant in the next decade....

2014-10-21 12:25:06

- Qualified customers can receive up to $10,000 in energy efficiency upgrades RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As many as 4,000 households across the state could soon be eligible for an energy makeover, courtesy of Duke Energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company has announced the launch of its Helping Home Fund, a $20 million program authorized through an agreement with the N.C. Public Staff and approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission during the...

2014-10-21 12:24:44

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced a tenth captive deer has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Pennsylvania since the disease was discovered on a captive deer farm in 2012. The seven year old white-tailed deer died at a farm in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, on Sept. 18, and tested positive for the disease at the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory in Harrisburg. Four Jefferson County...

2014-10-21 12:24:35

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CSS-Dynamac, a leader in integrating the science behind food safety, food defense, and food security, sponsors the session Coastal and Marine Resource Assessments to Inform Biodiversity and Fisheries Management, at 9am October 23(rd), as part of the International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes, Food Security and Biodiversity, held at George Mason University, October 20-24, 2014. Climate change has profound effects on...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

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...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Nelumbo nucifera
2014-10-15 11:26:21

Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering plant species. This plant may also be commonly referred to as the Indian lotus, the Sacred lotus, Bean of India or simply, Lotus. N. nucifera is an aquatic plant and along with one other species, it makes up the Nelumbonaceae family. The species is a perennial plant meaning it lives longer than 2 years. In fact, the oldest lotus germination was found in northeastern China and came from seeds that were 1,300 years old. N. nucifera is rooted on the bottom of...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.