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2014-06-04 04:21:39

BREDA, the Netherlands, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDED RELATIONSHIP CREATED ON BACK OF COLLABORATION SUCCESS arGEN-X, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating and developing differentiated therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer and severe autoimmune diseases, today announced it has entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Shire Pharmaceuticals. Under the agreement, arGEN-X will bring its entire suite of...

Solar Activity Linked To Colder European Winters
2012-08-24 05:50:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have long suspected that the Sun's 11-year cycle influences climate of certain regions on Earth. Records of average, seasonal temperatures do not date back far enough to confirm any patterns, though. An international team of researchers, armed with a unique proxy, show that unusually cold winters in Central Europe are related to low solar activity — when sunspot numbers are minimal. Germany's Rhine River freezing is...

2010-09-27 06:31:00

FRANKFURT, September 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In advance of the ExpoReal in Munich, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen has presented its study "Frankfurt office market: Quality counts". In focus are the prospects for the office market in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main economic region. Johann Berger, Vice Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors and responsible for real estate, also took the opportunity to comment on the outlook for commercial real estate financing in Germany....

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2009-06-30 15:03:38

The German green group BUND said on Tuesday that the Rhine river between Germany and the Netherlands is an average of three degrees warmer than it did 100 years ago, with power stations carrying a lot of the responsibility. According to the BUND's study, this stretch of the river is warmed two degrees Celsius because of wastewater being pumped in by nuclear and coal-fired power plants, and one degree by global warming. BUND said that the warming of one of Europe's biggest rivers affects the...

2008-10-15 18:20:00

A Swiss fisherman made an unusual catch in a tributary of the Rhine River near Basel -- the first wild salmon spotted so far up the Rhine in half a century. The Federal Environmental Office said the female fish was photographed and then released to the river, Swissinfo reported. Olivier Schmidt, an employee of the Natural History Museum in Basel, happened to be in the area when Thomas Wanner caught the salmon last week in the Birs. "We could hardly believe our eyes," Schmidt said. "A...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.