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2014-07-22 16:21:56

ATLANTA, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting an ongoing commitment to natural resource conservation, Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $3.38 million in grants to protect and restore the longleaf pine ecosystem, including seven projects within the Southern Company system service area. The announcement was made as part of a 5-year anniversary celebration for America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative held in Washington, D.C....

2014-07-22 12:24:08

DEP has already implemented many of the AG's recommendations HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Auditor General's Office today released the Special Audit of DEP's Performance in Monitoring Potential Impact to Water Quality from Shale Gas Development for the period 2009 through 2012, finding no instances where DEP failed to protect public health, safety or the environment with respect to unconventional gas drilling activities. The audit report encompasses...

2014-07-22 12:24:07

Benefits of shale gas drilling "cannot come at the expense of the public's trust, health and wellbeing." HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released his report on the Special Performance Audit, conducted by the Department of the Auditor General, of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The audit made clear that DEP is falling well short in its regulatory oversight of the shale gas...

2014-07-22 12:23:53

Buffalo Bills star free safety to become official corporate spokesperson for leading New York State energy services company SYRACUSE, N.Y. and BUFFALO, N.Y., July 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 and official energy supplier of the Buffalo Bills, today announced that it has engaged NFL star Aaron Williams as an official spokesperson and brand...

2014-07-22 12:23:51

NRStor commences commercial operations of 2MW Temporal Power flywheel facility, providing regulation service to Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator HARRISTON, TOWN OF MINTO, ON, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Minister of Energy, the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, announced the commencement of commercial operations for NRStor Incorporated's (NRStor) 2 megawatt (MW) Temporal Power Limited (Temporal Power) flywheel energy storage facility in Harriston, Ontario. This project...

2014-07-22 12:23:41

HOUSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ has become a Network Member of Broadscale Group, a new model of investment firm working with leading energy companies to commercialize promising innovations. GDF SUEZ joins previously announced Network Members Duke Energy, General Electric, Johnson Controls, and National Grid. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/DA63638LOGO-b As part of the Broadscale Network, GDF SUEZ will have access to unique investment and...

2014-07-22 12:23:32

Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc., developer of innovative breakthrough technology with the world's first hydrogen reactor for production of unlimited hydrogen, conducts final series of control tests on technology MENLO PARK, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- American company, Menlo Park based technology firm Solar Hydrogen Trends, Inc. (www.SolarHydrogenTrends.com) today announced that it has conducted a final series of control tests on hydrogen reactor Symphony 7A. Photo -...

2014-07-22 12:21:53

DUBLIN, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global In-vehicle Sensors Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 In-vehicle sensors are semiconductor components that gather and process information and provide input to the control systems of the vehicle. In-vehicle sensors form an essential component of electronic control systems performing various functions in vehicles. They control engine...

2014-07-22 12:21:11

Airline offers customized emissions reporting program and carbon offset options for large-scale corporate shippers CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the launch of CarbonChoice(SM), a new business tool for corporate cargo customers to easily track and offset the emissions associated with their air freight accounts. Cargo customers with large-scale, regular shipments on United can receive customized emissions reports with simple options to offset...

Better Understanding Of Marcellus Shale Could Inform Decisions On Hydrofracking
2014-07-22 03:54:03

University of Rochester The 1500 mile Appalachian mountain chain runs along a nearly straight line from Alabama to Newfoundland—except for a curious bend in Pennsylvania and New York State. Researchers from the College of New Jersey and the University of Rochester now know what caused that bend—a dense, underground block of rigid, volcanic rock forced the chain to shift eastward as it was forming millions of years ago. According to Cindy Ebinger, a professor of earth and...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Limber Pine, Pinus flexilis
2014-07-15 12:33:20

Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) grows in the sub-alpine mountainous regions of the Western United States, Mexico, and Canada, with a small cropping found in the Black Hills in South Dakota. One of the oldest trees to be documented is found in Eagle Cap Wilderness in Oregon and is reported to be 2000 years old. This pine is also known as the Southwestern White Pine and Rocky Mountain White Pine. The Limber pine is drought tolerant and grows at high elevations (5000-12,000 feet) marking the...

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