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2014-07-23 08:25:19

DALLAS, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Five years ago, Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace established a framework for collaboration to work positively toward long-term solutions to conserve and protect forest resources worldwide. Appropriately marking the traditional "wood" anniversary, K-C and Greenpeace will host a first-of-its-kind Twitter chat to discuss progress and future goals. -- The chat is expected to cover questions such as: --...

2014-07-21 16:22:17

Comprehensive document highlights flooring leader's commitment to sustainable practices across its global business CALHOUN, Ga., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable practices are ultimately good choices. In its fifth annual sustainability report, Mohawk Industries, the world's largest flooring manufacturer, highlights the good choices the Company makes each day for customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment. "Mohawk's success is attributable to the good choices...

2014-07-15 12:26:32

Divergence between emerging and mature economies as consumers search for tangible, personal benefits in sustainable products and services LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Only a third of consumers regularly consider sustainability in their purchasing decisions, according to a global study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Havas Media RE:PURPOSE, which reveals the reasons for the disconnect between business and consumer expectations of sustainable products and services. The report, "From...

2014-07-09 12:22:44

Clean-tech pioneer celebrates U.S. ingenuity with list of motivating environmental initiatives NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From Philadelphia's commitment to hit aggressive environmental goals in six years to Corpus Christi's cutting-edge wind energy plan, Recyclebank today revealed 10 American initiatives it is recognizing for setting the bar for urban sustainability and environmental practices. The company that encourages and rewards smarter, everyday choices for a...

2014-07-07 12:23:03

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goal Met a Year Ahead of Schedule DALLAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Incorporated today announced the release of its 2013 Sustainability Progress Report on comerica.com. The online report, which updates progress made in several key sustainability areas of focus, highlights Comerica's achievement of its first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20010807/CMALOGO "In 2009, we set a goal to...

2014-07-07 12:22:56

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Materials recovery and reuse, or using resources efficiently to achieve better results at a lower cost and with less impact on our planet, is an important element of sustainable manufacturing. That is why Air Products (NYSE: APD) experts will be participating in both the "Sustainable Manufacturing Forum" (SMF) and "Global Summit on Advanced Manufacturing" (GSAM) as part of this year's Semicon West in San Francisco, July 7-10. As part...

2014-06-27 11:52:30

Yale University Given the chance to vote, people will leave behind a legacy of resources that ensures the survival of the next generation, a series of experiments by Yale and Harvard psychologists show. However, when people are left to their own devices, the next generation isn't so lucky. "People want to do the right thing; they just need a little help from their institutions," said David Rand, assistant professor of psychology at Yale and a co-author of the study appearing June 25 in...

2014-06-26 08:22:02

PSEG Volunteers Lend a Hand in School Clean Up Efforts NEWARK, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students at the Miller Street Elementary School are getting creative with their trash, turning everyday disposable items into art! Their efforts in reducing waste and consumption through recycling and upcycling has earned them the Bronze Award with National Wildlife Federation's Eco-Schools USA program. This international program recognizes and provides free resources to...

2014-06-25 23:11:53

Author and health advocate Deirdre Imus is pleased to announce that The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center collaborated with Hackensack University Medical Center to earn Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor: the 2014 Environmental Excellence Award. The recognition names HackensackUMC as one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country. Hackensack, NJ (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Author and health advocate Deirdre Imus is pleased to announce that The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health...

2014-06-17 16:21:47

POULTNEY, Vt., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College announced today that it will offer the nation's first online Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC). This two-year program, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, will begin in February 2015 with a residency featuring Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and climate-change activist. "If we have one need on this planet, it's for resilient...


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Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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