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2014-10-22 08:23:49

Named to CDP Global Leaders Report A List, S&P 500 Leaders for Corporate Action on Climate Change, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, has been named to three prestigious lists in recognition of its sustainability initiatives, including The A List: The Carbon...

2014-10-22 08:21:36

ROCHESTER, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) - an innovative partnership between automakers, their suppliers and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - hosted its 2(nd) Annual Sustainable Innovation Awards Ceremony on the evening of October 21 in Rochester, Michigan in conjunction with the organization's annual Summit on Accelerating Innovation. The annual awards program recognizes SP member companies for their...

2014-10-22 08:21:00

Company To Upgrade One Of The Largest West Coast Transit Railroads; Commences After Successful Year Long In-Track Testing ZANESVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXION International Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX® rail ties/sleepers and STRUXURE® building products, and a vertically integrated re-processor and supplier of recycled plastic, announced today that it has received a purchase...

2014-10-22 04:21:12

Company Makes Building Industry's Green Purchasing Decisions Easier by Providing Functional and Environmental Performance Information in Easy-to-Understand Cloud-Based Reports MORROW, Ga., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, announced today that it has strengthened its position as a leader in sustainable product design and marketing by introducing ten new Sustainable Minds (SM) Transparency...

2014-10-22 04:21:10

BAODING, China, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") manufacturer, known as "Yingli Solar", today announced that the Company has successfully completed its fifth annual global investor day in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on Tuesday, October 21(st), 2014. Logo - http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/04/01/20120401160439160364.jpg At the event,...

2014-10-22 04:20:28

LONDON, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Knowledge Centre for the freight industry has been launched as an innovative project in support of couriers, van drivers, and freight forwarders that rely on the freight ferry market. The Knowledge Centre [https://www.freightlink.co.uk/knowledge/articles/what-marpol-and-its-impact-freight-market ] consists of industry articles, case studies, country guides, info about traffic regulations and tolls, frequently asked questions...

2014-10-22 00:20:17

Technology developed in China to convert waste cooking oil into jet fuel HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) today opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as "gutter oil" in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million gallons (1.8 billion liters) of biofuel could be made annually in China from used cooking oil....

2014-10-21 23:15:25

Calling it "critically important to America's future," the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today launched a national campaign to extend the 30 percent solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) past 2016 by emphasizing tax fairness. LAS VEGAS, NV (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Calling it "critically important to America's future," the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today launched a national campaign to extend the 30 percent solar Investment Tax Credit...

2014-10-21 23:12:59

Michael Chaplinsky, the president of Turf Feeding Systems, a Houston fertigation company, has joined a team of professionals in Ghana to implement Sustainable Agriculture with the goal of increasing crop production for family farmers. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 A group of professional business men have formed a team and are launching a new company in Ghana, West Africa. This newly formed organization aims to implement sustainable agriculture, to help local family farmers...

2014-10-21 23:12:36

JuiceBox Energy of San Jose, CA has entered into a strategic supply agreement with Nexcon Technology to provide lithium-ion battery modules for residential and light commercial renewable energy storage. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Advanced energy storage system developer, JuiceBox Energy, Inc., has entered into a strategic supply agreement with Nexcon Technology to provide lithium-ion battery modules for residential and light commercial renewable energy storage. The agreement...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.