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2014-10-16 16:25:01

Drilling Follows Successful Installation of Two New Offshore Production Platforms HOUSTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced the commencement of a new six well drilling campaign offshore Gabon on its Etame Marin block. The development drilling campaign follows the recent on-schedule installation of the Etame platform and the Southeast Etame/North Tchibala ("SEENT") platform. All work on this project was accomplished without a safety or...

2014-10-16 16:24:56

Company Joins Circular Economy 100, Furthering its Environmental Leadership SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), a leading solar technology and energy services provider, today announced that it has released its latest Sustainability Report which details the company's advancements in resource conservation and its leadership in areas such as LEED certification for its factories and offices worldwide. A full copy of the report that outlines SunPower's...

2014-10-16 16:24:26

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sustainable Energy Fund invites not-for-profit and governmental entities in Pennsylvania to apply for a loans at two percent interest to complete energy efficiency or renewable energy projects. Projects must reduce energy consumption of non-sustainable resources or generate energy from sustainable resources. Total available funding through the Sustainable Energy Finance Program is $500,000 with funding ranging from $5,000 to...

2014-10-16 16:24:22

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As California prepares to launch a major expansion of its three-year-old cap-and-trade program, a new report commissioned by the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) identifies a series of major design flaws that make the program vulnerable to market meltdowns. The report also offers a number of solutions that would mitigate impacts passed on to California consumers. On January 1, 2015, California will for the first time...

2014-10-16 16:22:28

EnergyUpgradeCA.org is a one-stop resource for energy management solutions SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Upgrade California(®) launched a new website today, providing an in-depth, online resource for Californians looking for effective steps to better manage energy use, save money, and keep their homes and businesses comfortable. "The Governor and leaders throughout the state have called on Californians to better manage their energy use to help us meet our state's...

2014-10-16 16:21:33

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent's ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice. This year's airborne campaign, which began its first flight Thursday morning, will revisit a section of the Antarctic ice sheet that recently was found to be in irreversible decline. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO For the next several...

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2014-10-17 11:00:02

Provided by Dwayne Brown, NASA Headquarters NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) has provided scientists with five new findings into how the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, is heated far hotter than its surface, what causes the sun’s constant outflow of particles called the solar wind, and what mechanisms accelerate particles that power solar flares. The new information will help researchers better understand how our nearest star transfers energy through its atmosphere...

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2014-10-16 03:00:03

Provided by Nan Broadbent, Seismological Society of America Hydraulic fracturing triggered a series of small earthquakes in 2013 on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County, Ohio, according to a study published in the journal Seismological Research Letters (SRL). Nearly 400 small earthquakes occurred between Oct. 1 and Dec. 13, 2013, including 10 "positive" magnitude earthquake, none of which were reported felt by the public. The 10 positive magnitude earthquakes, which ranged...

2014-10-16 12:24:05

WALLDORF, Germany, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has been ranked the most sustainable software company by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the eighth consecutive year. The company also achieved inclusion in the CDP Climate Performance and Disclosure Leadership Indices. Moreover, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks SAP among the top 100 green power users. The DJSI ranking and CDP indices recognize the exemplary...

2014-10-16 12:23:54

State Legislators Receive Scores on Votes Affecting Climate Change, Enforcement of Environmental Protection Laws and Giveaways to Gas Drillers HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three leading citizen-based environmental organizations released today the joint Pennsylvania Environmental Scorecard, which scores state legislators on key environmental votes cast during the 2013 - 2014 Legislative Session. Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, and the Sierra Club...


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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...

Hydrastis canadensis
2014-10-15 11:19:10

Hydrastis canadensis is an herb species. This herb may also be referred to as orangeroot or yellow puccoon and most commonly, Goldenseal. It is a perennial herb, meaning the species survives longer than 2 years. H. canadensis belongs to the Ranunculales family and can be found in southeastern Canada and northeastern United States. H. canadensis has a purple stem with tiny hairs that grow above ground. It has a thick, tangled rootstock or underground stem. This species produces 2 leaves....

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