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2014-09-22 12:23:19

BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston's smart, sustainable residential development, called the Chrysanthemum Building, has won a prestigious Holcim Design Award it was announced today (September 22, 2014). Designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd. (KVA Matx) and developed by Rafi Properties, LLC, the Chrysanthemum Building is the first building in Boston to receive a Holcim Award. The Chrysanthemum Building was selected from a field of over of over 6,000 projects by...

2014-09-22 12:22:41

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (Alliance) announced today the release of a collection of sustainable practices in the area of distribution transformer purchasing, management and disposal/reuse. The Alliance is an organization of electric utilities, including many of the country's largest utilities, with a goal to improve environmental performance and the advancement of sustainable business...

2014-09-22 08:22:41

WALNUT, Calif., September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) today reported that CEO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, met with potential Giant King Grass customers in Hawaii. Dr. Kukkonen also attended the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit held in Honolulu September 15-17, where he gave an invited presentation at a special conference track on Agricultural Innovation. On March 17, 2014, VIASPACE announced that Giant King Grass was released from the mandatory one-year quarantine on...

2014-09-21 23:00:55

Global E-waste Management Market 2014-2018 a new research report added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 One of the major positive trends observed in this market is the increase in methods of preventing biological hazards. The intense need to reduce toxins discharged from unattended e-waste has forced governments and vendors to invest in the market. Analysts forecast the Global e-Waste Management market to grow at a CAGR of 14.6 percent over the period...

2014-09-21 08:20:28

ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Biopower Market - Capacity, Generation, Market Size, Major Feedstock, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to 2025" to its store. The report provides a clear overview of and detailed insight into the global biopower market. DALLAS, Sept. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global cumulative biopower installed capacity increased significantly from 49 Gigawatts (GW) in 2006 to 87.6 GW in 2013. A major portion of this increased capacity employed several biomass...

2014-09-20 23:00:26

A large proportion of waste generated by households and businesses continues to be treated and disposed of in landfill. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on Waste Treatment and Disposal Services industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Increases in household, construction and commercial waste levels are contributing to greater waste treatment volumes. However, government regulations and higher landfill disposal costs...

2014-09-19 23:06:59

Barnhardt's Organic Cotton is 100 percent Biobased. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Organic Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine...

2014-09-19 16:25:22

LEGAU, Germany, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic winery from California receives OWA silver medal Organic pioneer Fred Kirschenmann honored with Lifetime Achievement Award The Frey family with their Demeter winery in California received the OWA Silver Medal. For his leading role within the organic agriculture movement the US organic pioneer Fred Kirschenmann was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With the international One World Award, the...

2014-09-19 16:22:01

DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The George and Amanda Hanley Foundation has made a $12.5 million gift to the University of Dayton to establish an institute focused on sustainability education, the University announced Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. "At many universities, sustainability education is focused solely on the environmental sciences," said University President Daniel J. Curran. "This gift will extend sustainability education across multiple disciplines,...

2014-09-19 16:21:19

Water- and money-saving project financed through recently-launched HERO PACE program SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Supervisor Dave Roberts takes pride in the appearance of his home. And as one of San Diego County's elected leaders, he's also keenly aware of the need for all San Diegans to do their part to reduce water use in light of California's extended drought. The combination of these two factors, plus the availability of new tools and incentives for San...


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Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Manure
2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

Agronomy for Sustainable Development
2012-06-04 18:51:36

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal was founded in 1981, at which time less than 10 percent of published material was in English. The journal underwent a series of major changes from 2003 to 2006, including the addition of extra field editors, switching from hardcopy to full electronic managing, producing all English material, and setting up a pre-selection committee at the submission stage....

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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