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2014-09-16 12:22:53

DUBLIN, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Biodiesel Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global Biodiesel Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global biodiesel industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The...

2014-09-16 12:21:57

DUBLIN, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Oil and Gas Analytics Market by Software, by Deployment Model, by Services, and by Regions - Forecasts and Analysis (2014 - 2019)" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The human advancements in the fields of lifestyle, travel and transportation are responsible for the resultant need of greater oil consumption. The staggering oil productions in the previous...

2014-09-16 12:21:09

Expanded capacity to produce new low-global-warming materials driving reductions, with support from proposed regulations; announcement made at White House event MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it will increase production of its low-global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerants, insulation materials, aerosols and solvents, and, prior to 2020, will drive a 50 percent reduction in its annual production of high-GWP...

Why Do Batteries Go Bad?
2014-09-16 03:05:46

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers had thought – and that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated. The results challenge the prevailing view that "supercharging" batteries is always harder on battery electrodes than charging at slower rates,...

snail fossils in Myanmar
2014-09-16 03:00:48

Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona The Asian monsoon already existed 40 million years ago during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide and warmer temperatures, reports an international research team led by a University of Arizona geoscientist. Scientists thought the climate pattern known as the Asian monsoon began 22-25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains. “It is surprising,” said lead author Alexis Licht, now a...

cloud computing
2014-09-16 03:00:19

Albert Ang, Inderscience Publishers Optimizing cloud computing data centers to reduce energy demands and pollution Cloud computing involves displacing data storage and processing from the user's computer on to remote servers. It can provide users with more storage space and computing power that they can then access from anywhere in the world rather than having to connect to a single desktop or other computer with its finite resources. However, some observers have raised concerns about...

2014-09-16 08:33:14

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ilios Inc., a subsidiary of Tecogen(®) Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) announced today the sale of a water-source gas engine-driven heat pump water heater (HEWH-500-WS) to the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. Introduced earlier this year, the product heats water at over two times the efficiency of traditional boilers, while providing chilled water as a free by-product. The Ilios equipment will provide domestic hot water for their 212,000...

2014-09-16 08:33:12

MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Richard Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP), has been named to Canada's Clean50, recognizing leaders who have made the greatest contributions to sustainable development or clean capitalism in Canada. "This designation represents an important endorsement of Resolute's approach to our business and sustainability strategies, which are directly linked and interdependent," said Richard...

2014-09-16 08:33:05

MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) and Habitat for Humanity Canada are going from being like-minded allies to official partners with the signing of a memorandum of mutual support at the SFI Annual conference in Montreal. "We are excited to have SFI's formal commitment to help Habitat for Humanity. SFI and its network of grassroots implementation committees work at the intersection of healthy forests, sustainable communities and the responsible...

2014-09-16 08:29:59

LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has released a new report titled "Grantmaking in Indian Country: Trends from the Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative" that, among other findings, reveals a large gap between dollars needed for essential Indian Country food projects and the actual funding available for those projects. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/DC63440LOGO That "unmet need" conclusion is...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'