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2014-09-23 16:22:39

HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilever emerged as the top sustainability leader in the Tomorrow's Value Rating 2014, published by DNV GL, for the second consecutive year. Holcim, Intel and Nestle follow tied for second position, with Diageo ranking third. Tomorrow's Value Rating 2014 (TVR 2014) assesses the sustainability performance of the world's largest companies. It evaluates how well companies understand their risks and opportunities, and how prepared they are to create future...

2014-09-23 12:24:44

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world's 7th largest company by revenue, is leading Chinese corporations' commitment to fighting climate change at the UN Climate Summit today in New York, United States. The Summit will serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level including UN Member States, as well as finance, business, civil society and local leaders from public and private sectors....

2014-09-23 12:23:56

Lawn Food, Liquid Lawn Food and Solo Packs, natural fertilizers and plant food meet the demand for chemical-free products that boost curb appeal. PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorful mums and green lawns may be the lure of fall landscaping, however caring for yards this time of year not only boosts curb appeal now, it also ensures lush lawn and plants come spring. Fall is the most important time of year to fertilize lawns, particularly for climates like the...

2014-09-22 23:01:41

With a growing commitment to renewable energy, Illinois now ranks third in the nation in the number of K-12 schools that have turned to solar energy to power their classrooms, save money and help the environment, according to a newly released nationwide study. Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools was prepared by The Solar Foundation (TSF) – with data and analysis support from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – and funded through a grant provided by the U.S....

2014-09-22 16:22:25

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has published "Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in US Bioenergy Policy" in the Journal of Forestry. The article, which was authored by an SAF-sponsored team comprised of some of the US's leading forest carbon experts, identifies and examines scientific-based insights essential to understanding forest bioenergy and "carbon debts." As noted by Reid Miner, the lead author and chair of the...

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...


Latest Sustainability Reference Libraries

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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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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