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2014-09-30 08:38:50

LONDON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Green and Recycled Cell PhonesRecycling or reusing cell phones helps the environment by saving energy, conserving natural resources, and keeping reusable materials out of landfills, thus reducing pollution. Cell phones contain a large number of chemicals and hazardous substances used in their manufacturing mainly persistent, bio accumulative and toxic chemicals (PBTs).TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Green and Recycled Cell Phones...

2014-09-30 08:35:44

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) today announced it signed a contract with a prominent hotel chain to provide a tri-generation energy system for a 400 room hotel complex in Jersey City, New Jersey. Tecogen will install the system, comprised of a group of Tecogen InVerde 100 kW cogeneration modules, including absorption chillers, to provide electricity as well as hot water for heating and chilled water for cooling (tri-generation). The...

2014-09-30 08:35:40

The 550 megawatt natural gas facility supplies power to the Texas market. GREENWICH, Conn., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, announced today that an affiliate has entered into an agreement with affiliates of Exelon Corp. to acquire a natural gas combined cycle electric power generating facility in Odessa, Texas. The electric power generating facility, located in the Permian Basin...

2014-09-30 08:35:12

WILL PROVIDE LED LIGHTING SYSTEMS FOR PLANTS GROWN IN CLOSED ENVIRONMENTS GOTEBORG, Sweden and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heliospectra AB (OTCQB: HLSPY, FIRSTNORTH: HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for plant research and greenhouse cultivation, has been named one of thirteen partners in an international consortium participating in the EDEN Initiative, a research program from Germany's DLR Institute of Space Systems focused on...

2014-09-30 08:34:04

Non-vegetarians urged to try meatless eating during Vegetarian Awareness month for a chance to win cash prizes DOLGEVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vegetarians and interested individuals from around the globe will be joining with the North American Vegetarian Society on October 1st, 2014, for the annual celebration of World Vegetarian Day. Since its inception in 1977, the event has commemorated the health-supporting and life affirming benefits of vegetarianism. World Vegetarian...

2014-09-30 08:32:53

KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Health would like to inform Rwandans and all visitors to Rwanda that Rwanda is Ebola free. The lab results of the patient who was reported in the media this past week were negative for the Ebola Virus Disease. The government has put in place measures aimed at protecting Rwandans from Ebola. Surveillance systems and emergency management systems are in place. Health workers have been trained across the country and are...

2014-09-30 08:25:26

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inova Energy Group, a Midwestern-based energy and sustainability consulting firm, has been awarded a contract with the Missouri Department of Economic Development's Division of Energy to help develop a Comprehensive Statewide Energy Plan for the state of Missouri. The Statewide Energy Plan will be developed under the directive of Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon's Executive Order 14-06 and will identify and recommend...

2014-09-30 08:25:07

WARMINSTER, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What will American home gardeners be growing in 2015? A sneak peek at the new product offerings from W. Atlee Burpee & Co. offers a glimpse into the future of home gardens across all growing zones. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/149128 Welcome to the earliest-ever preview of new offerings from Burpee: Burpee's Top 3 for 2015: -- Summer Squash, 'Cupcake' hybrid: Delectable oblate 2-5" fruits impart perfectly...

2014-09-30 08:24:47

ZURICH, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbon-connect AG, a Swiss-based company founded in 2013 with the clear purpose of providing individuals and companies with simple solutions that contribute to climate protection and sustainable development solidifies its digital footprint projecting to plant three million new trees with climate-friendly web labels. The company is working with this goal in order to become a world leader in carbon offsetting, project development and carbon...

2014-09-30 08:24:37

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Primus Green Energy, Inc., an alternative fuel company that converts natural gas and other feedstocks directly into high quality transportation fuels and solvents, today announced that Sam Golan, Primus' chief operating officer, has been promoted to acting chief executive officer. Most recently, Golan has guided Primus' business and technical strategy as chief operating officer, joining in 2009. He succeeds Robert J. Johnsen,...


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Solenodon, Solenodontidae
2014-10-01 12:40:57

Solenodontida is a family that holds four species of solenodons, mammals that are known to be venomous, which can be found in Cuba and on the island of Hispaniola. The Hispaniolan solenodon can be found in a variety of habitats including highland forests and lowland dry forests. Both species resemble shrews in that they have long noses, hairless feet, scaly tails and small eyes. They reach an average length between eleven and thirteen inches, with Cuban solenodons often growing smaller than...

Triggerfish, Balistidae
2014-10-01 11:08:37

Balistidae is a family that contains about forty species of triggerfish that can be found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, although the greatest variety of species can be found in the Indo- Pacific region. Most triggerfish species can be found in shallow water in coastal areas, especially near coral reefs, although some can be found living in the open ocean. While some species are edible, like the grey triggerfish others are not recommended for human consumption, including...

Knocking Sand Frog, Tomopterna krugerensis
2014-10-01 10:41:24

The Knocking Sand Frog (Tomopterna krugerensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family located in Angola, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland. Its natural habitats include dry and moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, tropical or subtropical moist shrubland, tropical or subtropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, intermittent freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, and ponds....

Common Sand Frog, Tomopterna cryptotis
2014-10-01 09:39:29

The Common Sand Frog (Tomopterna cryptotis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family located in Angola, Cameroon, Botswana, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Namibia, Mozambique, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and possibly Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, and Guinea. Its natural habitats include dry savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland,...

Australian Green Tree Frog, Litoria caerulea
2014-10-01 09:27:47

The Australian Green Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea), known also as the Dumpy Tree Frog, White’s Tree Frog, or simple the Green Tree Frog. It is a species of tree frog endemic to Australia and New Guinea, with introduced populations in New Zealand and the United States. The species belongs to the Litoria genus. It is physiologically similar to some species of the genus, particularly the Magnificent Tree Frog (L. splendida) and the Giant Tree Frog (L. infrafrenata). This frog is larger than...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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