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2011-01-25 10:00:00

ROHNERT PARK, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma Mountain Village earned the highest rating -Platinum-from the prestigious U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Developments (LEED® -ND) for its neighborhood design. Codding, a real estate developer, contractor and investor in green building products and clean energy companies is planning to build Sonoma Mountain Village as one of the world's greenest...

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2010-12-14 11:05:39

High-speed trains consume 29% less energy than conventional trains per passenger transported, and reduce CO2 emissions by the same proportion. These are the conclusions of a study by the Spanish Railways Foundation published in the journal Transportation Research Record. "A high speed train operating in normal conditions consumes less energy and produces less CO2 emissions per passenger transported (on average 29% less) than a conventional train travelling between the same two points at a...

2010-12-10 15:00:00

EUGENE, Ore., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the holding company of Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was recently recognized as one of Oregon's most admired companies in the Portland Business Journal's 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Once again, Pacific Continental placed in the top ten within the "Financial Services" category. In a survey sent to some 1,800 chief executive officers and top-level managers throughout...

2010-12-06 09:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The highest environmental award in Michigan, the "OEPY," is being presented tomorrow (Tuesday) to national Brownfield redevelopment authority Dr. James Harless, CHMM, vice president of Plymouth, Mich.-based Soil and Materials Engineering Inc. (SME), by the Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals (MAEP.) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101206/DE12365 ) The award will be presented at the MAEP annual dinner in Ann...

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2010-12-03 11:20:00

China media reported that a Chinese passenger train hit a record speed of 302 miles per hour on Friday during a test run of a yet-to-be opened link between Beijing and Shanghai. The Xinhua News Agency said it was the fastest speed recorded by an unmodified conventional commercial train.  There have been other trains in other countries that have reached higher speeds. France's TGV train reached 357.2 mph during a 2007 test, while a Japanese magnetically levitated train raced to 361 mph...

2010-11-30 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Edens & Avant announces that Mosaic has achieved Silver Certification as a LEED for Neighborhood Development Plan. Located near the intersection of Interstate 66 and The Beltway (I-495) in Washington, D.C., Mosaic is a 31-acre mixed-use development designed to revitalize the Merrifield area in Fairfax County. One of 239 pilot projects selected by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2007, Mosaic is paving the way as a model for creating...

2010-11-17 11:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Sam Adams and representatives of the Portland region's athletic and outdoor industry have released the results of the first comprehensive effort to understand the origins and interplay of the firms that comprise the industry throughout the Portland region and the state of Oregon. Business leaders joined the mayor, Portland Development Commission (PDC), Business Oregon and Oregon Business Council at the Athletic and Outdoor...

2010-06-15 13:30:00

EUGENE, Ore., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the bank holding company for Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was recently honored and recognized by The Seattle Times as one of the Northwest region's top 20 companies of the decade. The "top 20" list recognizes publicly traded companies, headquartered in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, that have provided shareholders with the highest total returns between 2000 and 2009....

2010-06-15 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- America's high-speed rail future will draw from the expertise of potential international partners, and evolving high-speed rail projects in China, Germany and Spain will be among those featured at the U.S. High Speed Rail Association Conference in Los Angeles beginning June 17. Across the globe, international governments and private companies are designing, building and successfully operating and expanding high-speed rail systems, and exporting that...

2010-06-14 09:00:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors today released a new report (www.usmayors.org/highspeedrail) positively assessing the economic impact of high-speed passenger rail along proposed HSR corridors in the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO ) The report examined job creation, the effects of improved market access, greater connectivity, travel time savings, as well as increased income and business sales....


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.