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2014-01-31 08:22:45

MrFeed(TM) Shows Strong Potential to be a Sustainable Mercury-free Source of Protein and Amino Acids in Fish Feed SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Menon Renewable Products, Inc., a sustainable biomass conversion company that converts low-value organic feedstocks to high value products using its CelTherm(TM) process, today announced that MrFeed(TM), Menon's renewable feed product, demonstrated comparable growth and survivability to standard feeds in independent fish trials....

2011-08-16 09:55:00

In three decades of recording Arctic Ocean sea ice, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Monday reported that in July 2011 the sea ice hit its lowest monthly recorded level. Sea ice in the Arctic covered an average 3 million square miles during July, the lowest measurement for that month since the NOAA started keeping such records in 1979. The July 2011 figure is 81,000 square miles smaller than 2007's July record low and about 22 percent below the average for...

2011-07-24 05:50:00

A new National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study has raised concerns that killer whales in the Puget Sound could be facing a loss of genetic diversity due to inbreeding. The NOAA study, which was published online this month in the Journal of Heredity, followed the Washington-based whale species and studied their mating habits. They discovered that some of the offspring had been produced as a result of matings within the same pod or social subgroup, the researchers said...

2011-06-24 13:46:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02) welcomed Dr. Jane Lubchenco, who oversees the nation's weather service, to Philadelphia today and praised the agency's new agreement to raise awareness on climate change and global warming. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO) "It is important for our nation to have a public dialogue that informs Americans about the challenges we face because of climate change, instead of...

2010-11-26 08:25:00

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wednesday closed a section of the Gulf of Mexico to shrimping near the area where the massive oil spill earlier this year stemmed from as a precautionary move after a commercial fisherman found balls of tar in his shrimping net. NOAA said the closed area is about 4,200 square miles of Gulf federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and affects royal red shrimping. The move was taken after a "commercial shrimper,...

2010-10-12 13:35:00

Changes in the human population, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years, according to research results published this week. The research, results of which appear in a paper in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), was conducted by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the National...

2010-08-18 09:55:00

Despite earlier National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports, the Gulf of Mexico waters may not be petroleum free after all.The NOAA has claimed that half of the nearly five million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the recent Deepwater Horizon environmental crisis have been evaporated, burned off, skimmed, contained, or dispersed. However, scientists from the University of Georgia and the University of South Florida assert that the petroleum is...

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Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.