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2014-10-22 16:21:26

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn is breaking over the southern region while dusk is falling over the northern one. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The pair of patches was spotted by a NASA-led international team of researchers...

2014-10-22 12:23:48

Signs Agreements with the National Power Utilities of Mauritania and Ghana MONTREAL, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Windiga Energy, a Canadian-based independent renewable energy power producer, today announced the signature of a power purchase agreement ("PPA") with the National Electricity Company of Burkina Faso (SONABEL) for the construction and operation of a 20-megawatt photovoltaic plant located in Zina, in the province of Mouhoun. Conclusion of the PPA was the final step in the...

2014-10-22 12:23:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is by Lynn Good, Duke Energy President and CEO: Duke Energy has called the Carolinas home for more than a century. Throughout that time, we've been honored to serve our customers and communities by delivering reliable, low-cost electricity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO To further this commitment, we have invested more than $9 billion across our six-state region over the last decade to...

2014-10-22 12:23:43

Top 10 States are MA, CA, RI, OR, VT, CT, NY, WA, MD, and MN; 5 States Most in Need of Improvement are ND, WY, SD, MS, and AK WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governors and lawmakers in state capitals across the nation continue to take major steps to lower energy costs, reduce pollution, and save consumers money by increasing their states' energy efficiency, according to the findings of the 8(th) edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released today by the...

2014-10-22 12:23:40

Companies will be showcasing new monitoring capabilities at SPI Oct. 20-23 in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS and HOBOKEN, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Locus Energy, a solar monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the solar photovoltaic (PV) market, today announced that Swinerton Renewable Energy, a turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and management (O&M) provider for the utility-scale and distributed PV markets, will standardize its...

2014-10-22 12:23:31

The 50 jacket is made entirely from 50 recycled water bottles and entirely in the U.S.A. HICKORY, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Environmentally-friendly, made in the U.S.A. clothing brand Dirtball is currently funding its latest "green" fashion on Kickstarter. The 50 jacket is the first outerwear jacket to be produced using a closed-loop manufacturing system, meaning that the product can be recycled. Last year, Dirtball ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for it's...

2014-10-22 12:23:25

Experienced Policy Leader to Guide Engagement with Congress, Administration WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) today announced the appointment of Arvin Ganesan as vice president of federal policy. Ganesan joins AEE after serving as deputy chief of staff for policy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153544LOGO Profiled by National Journal as one of 250 most influential...

2014-10-22 12:23:14

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueRock Energy, Inc., the premier provider of electricity, natural gas and green energy products to businesses and residents in New York State, today announced it has appointed Ahmad Rizeq and John Slopnick as its newest Energy Supply Consultants for Western New York and Mohawk Valley, respectively. In addition, the company has appointed Joe Ablan as Manager for BlueRock Energy's Customer Experience Team and Noemi Pedrosa as Customer Service...

2014-10-22 12:22:56

DUBLIN, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Hydrogen Generation Market by Geography, by Mode of Generation & Delivery, Applications and Technology - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global hydrogen generation market is estimated to reach $138.2 billion by 2019, with a projected CAGR of 5.9%, signifying an increase in demand for a clean and emission...

2014-10-22 12:22:53

New research shows correlation between exposures to toxic air pollutants and autism spectrum disorders; coalition including PennFuture responds PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary results from a groundbreaking study from the University of Pittsburgh show a significant correlation between exposure to toxic air pollutants during pregnancy and a child's early years of life and the development of autism spectrum disorders. Researchers from the University of...


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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