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2013-09-09 08:22:57

Woman-Managed Forestry Collaborative Independently Assessed by SCS Global Services EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tenzas Forest in Galicia, Spain has earned certification as a responsibly managed forest under the prestigious Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard, based on an independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS). Under a unique, collaborative management enterprise, timber management and harvesting, beekeeping, and cattle production...

2013-04-23 13:06:12

Traffic accidents involving wildlife are on the rise in Europe. The establishment of a time pattern for the accidents could be useful for increasing safety and preventing human and animal deaths. On the basis of this objective, a team of researchers have established at what time, on what day of the week and in which month accidents involving boar and roe deer are most likely to take place. Car accidents involving animals are a serious and growing problem in Europe. They pose a risk for...

Short-term Damage To Rat DNA Caused By Exposure To 'Prestige' Fuel
2012-10-15 11:21:39

An experiment carried out on rodents exposed to fuel similar to that of the Prestige tanker oil spill — which took place nearly a decade ago — shows that inhalation of the fuel causes damage to genetic material. According to the study, led by the University of A Coruña, the results could be used in relation to people who carry out the industrial cleaning of coasts. On 19 November, it will be ten years since the sinking of the Prestige, which caused one of Spain's...

2012-09-05 02:27:07

NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If you think Spain is just flamenco, you are about to make a most amazing discovery. From Galicia in the northwest corner of Spain comes a surprising music with ancient Celtic roots and modern Spanish energy, a tradition repressed during the Franco dictatorship that is now enjoying a joyous renaissance. All this and more is embodied in the music and career of Galicia's most successful musical export: Carlos Nunez in his Sony Masterworks debut: Discover,...

2011-03-14 14:39:32

A study at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) analyzing the capacity of a society to deal with maritime disasters such as the Prestige concludes that in Spain public measures still have not been taken to coordinate reaction when confronting this type of spills. The study analyzes the actions adopted by a dozen countries after suffering disasters similar to that of the Prestige, the oil tanker which sank off the coast of Galicia towards the end of 2002, provoking a spill of fuel-oil...

2009-05-19 08:45:00

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Prestige Yacht Charters, a premier luxury-yacht charter company serving New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, today announced a series of business-friendly features available on its fleet, including a brand new ship, the Romantica. Yachts offer the latest audio/visual equipment, and confirmed business clients can test the set-up for their presentation in advance. Sophisticated projectors, screens and plasma TV monitors ensure compatibility for nearly any...

2008-12-03 08:45:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Prestige Yacht Charters, a premier luxury-yacht charter company serving New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, today announced a new alternative for company holiday parties and New Year celebrations. Prestige is offering a special holiday package including a three-hour yacht cruise around Manhattan, an open bar and several entertainment options such as live bands, DJs, caricaturists or casinos. Employees may feast on gourmet cuisine of any style as they enjoy...

2008-07-21 21:00:32

MOSCOW. July 21 (Interfax) - Moscow is concerned about the Ukrainian intent to use the Odesa-Brody oil pipeline in the direct mode this year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin said at the Monday meeting of the government. "This is a concern of Russian companies, which supply crude to Central Europe. The companies have to seek other delivery routes," he said. He said that Russian companies will channel the supplies to Novorossiysk and Primorsk and thus make them more stable....

2008-06-19 06:00:31

Spanish renewable energy company Enel Union Fenosa Renovables has inaugurated a 30MW wind farm in Lugo, in the northwestern region of Galicia, Spain. The total investment in the project is E42.5 million. Enel Union Fenosa Renovables (Eufer) noted that this facility is expected to meet the energy demand of around 10,000 inhabitants in Galicia and is expected to save around 70,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The Lugo wind farm has 13 wind turbines, each rated at 2.3MW. Construction of...

2006-12-14 09:00:25

By Todd R. Brown REDWOOD CITY -- The house that Stan built -- now perched precariously on steep, mudslide-prone soil getting wetter by the moment -- will remain in Broadmoor Village, for now. On Wednesday, a judge granted developer Stan Brody a temporary stay of the county's order that the unstable home at 606 Larchmont Drive be torn down before seasonal storms do the job first. Judge George A. Miram ordered Brody and his attorney to post a $1 million bond by Friday to proceed with...