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2014-09-18 16:21:56

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are warning consumers that thieves posing as Duke Energy employees are trying to steal your money and personal information. The scammers call customers and say they are "with Duke Energy in Wilmington," and that they're handling remote disconnections for cooperatives and other utilities. They warn that electricity will be disconnected unless they receive payment immediately. The...

2014-09-18 16:20:55

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a new contract with the U.S. Air Force, PlanetiQ LLC will provide an adaptable on-orbit platform for hosting U.S. government payloads as a subcontractor to Millennium Engineering and Integration Company. PlanetiQ, which plans to launch the first commercial constellation of weather and climate satellites, and Millennium are partnering under a contract awarded by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) through its Hosted...

2014-09-18 12:35:33

Comcast mandates new measures designed to reduce water use in California by 10 million gallons per year as part of a broader resource-conservation effort LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced that it has introduced a number of water-saving efforts in California with the goal of reducing water use by 10 million gallons annually - or 25 percent - in response to California's growing water crisis. Comcast began implementing improved sustainability...

2014-09-18 12:31:45

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP, CHSCO, CHSCN, CHSCM), the United States' leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global agriculture and energy business, announced today it has acquired a 50 percent share of Broadbent Grain, an agricultural supply chain management company located at Queensland and Victoria, Australia. "Investing in Broadbent Grain will further expand CHS grain origination capabilities in Australia by adding grain storage,...

2014-09-18 12:31:42

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Water damage and flood damage keep us busy this time of year," reports Avi Haber of his water damage restoration specialists at NYC Duct Mold Water Cleanup (http://nycductmoldwatercleanup.com). Haber says that waiting too long after water intrudes may mean more extensive damage, including mold thriving out of sight. Flaming foliage and falling leaves may be signs of autumn in the Northeast, but so is falling rain and a lot of bad stuff that...

2014-09-18 12:24:09

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves announced today that it will host the first ministerial- and CEO-level Cookstoves Future Summit: Fueling Markets, Catalyzing Action, Changing Lives in New York City, November 20-21, 2014. The Summit marks an important opportunity in the Alliance's efforts to prevent the more than 4 million deaths that occur every year from household air pollution caused by smoke from the use of open fires and...

2014-09-18 12:24:02

Company is World's First Metals Company Accepted into Exclusive Climate Savers Program ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced the company has been accepted into World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Climate Savers program, an exclusive initiative of WWF to encourage companies to reduce their operational carbon footprint and act as agents of change within their sphere of influence. The only metals company to be accepted into...

2014-09-18 12:23:58

Interactive mobile exhibit showcases new, smart technologies that empower consumers and businesses HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy service is no longer just about flipping a switch and paying a bill. It's about using new technology to manage energy with greater convenience and efficiency, adding value to your life or business and savings in your pocket. That's the driving theme of the Innovation to Inspiration tour launched this week by Direct Energy, North America's largest...

2014-09-18 12:23:46

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is proud to announce that the largest annual grassroots solar event in the nation will be taking place at the beginning of next month - October 4-5, 2014. Attending the tour will allow communities across the country the opportunity to see new and innovative technologies locally that will benefit the environment on a global level. Americans have a voice in how they get their energy. Visiting homes on the...

2014-09-18 12:23:42

DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese NdFeB Industry Report, 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 As the third-generation rare earth permanent magnet material, NdFeB is featured with small size, light weight, strong magnetic force and other characteristics as well as widely used in consumer electronics, transportation, wind power, automobile, medical equipment and...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

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...

Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus
2014-09-15 16:22:26

The Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus, is a species of toad located in forests along the Western Ghats of India south of Goa. It is small and it can be found in wet tree hollows or leaf bases that contain water. This slender frog features a moderately sized head with a pointed snout and vertical lores. The distance between the eyes is as wide as the width of the upper eyelid. The opening of the ear is well marked and is about a third of the diameter of the eye. The fingers are...

Striped Raphael Catfish, Platydoras armatulus
2014-09-12 09:39:00

The striped Raphael catfish (Platydoras armatulus), also known as the talking catfish or the chocolate catfish, is a species of catfish that can be found in many areas of South America, including the Amazon, the Orinoco, and the Tocantins and it has been introduced into the United States of America. This species burrows into the soft sand in river bottoms, feeding on crustaceans, mollusks, and organic fragments. The striped Raphael catfish holds small, curved spines that extend across its...

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