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2014-08-29 12:22:57

DALLAS, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SaveOnEnergy.com, one of the longest-standing online energy comparison websites, is a big fan of both football and saving energy. As the college football season starts, we decided to take a look at top football universities and see how they stack up in their sustainability efforts. We started with the Associated Press' Top 25 preseason list and designed our own criteria for ranking these same 25 schools on their green efforts. While there are...

organic food
2014-08-29 07:09:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our society seems fraught with fraud. There are fraudulent products, fraudulent services, fraudulent identities and now fraudulent food. The organic food market is growing, with consumers quite willing to pay more for fruits, vegetables and more that are labeled "organic." But are the food products they are being sold truly organic? A new study from the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, published in the Journal of...

2014-08-28 23:17:07

Webinar panelists from Cox Enterprises, NetApp, Powerhouse Dynamics, and Verdantix will discuss how the demand for Big Energy Data has infiltrated multiple departments within an enterprise and become a strategic asset in helping each department set and achieve their distinct goals. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Urjanet - the world’s first provider of big energy data – will offer a complimentary webinar, “The New Consumers of Utility Data” on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m....

2014-08-28 23:08:41

Experienced corporate communications consultant manages PR for IrriGreen, Inc., the developer and manufacturer of the break-through IrriGreen Genius™ Irrigation System. MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 David Aquilina, Strategic Storyteller, has been retained by IrriGreen, Inc. to provide public relations and media relations services to the company, which manufactures next-generation digital technology for lawn irrigation. David Aquilina is a Minneapolis-based, independent corporate...

2014-08-28 23:02:21

Valero celebrates the restart of its recently purchased corn ethanol plant in the City of Mount Vernon located in Southwest Indiana adding to the region's strong energy sector and agri-business. Mount Vernon, Ind. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), and the Ports of Indiana hosted Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and other state and local officials today at a Port Appreciation and Welcome Celebration...

2014-08-28 20:21:22

Electronic Recycling Association logs busiest summer on record for computer donations CALGARY, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Bojan Paduh, Founder and President of the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), released a statement today announcing the ERA's donation of over 110 desktop computers and 80 laptops to charitable organizations and individuals this summer. Each of the donated devices first underwent a stringent data erasure process prior to being appropriately refurbished. "It has...

2014-08-28 20:21:20

DENVER, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flanked by more than a dozen kindergarten students, the founder of SunShare, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and the principal of Academy 360 public charter school today announced a new program to provide free solar energy to all families of children who attend the school. "We are grateful to SunShare for helping us bring green, sustainable solar energy to our families. Not only are we contributing to a healthy environment, but every dollar that...

2014-08-27 23:08:17

With the influx of wind farm projects being constructed in the US, vandalism and theft at these large and remote facilities have also been on the rise. HGH Infrared Systems' Spynel would be an effective solution for 24/7 security and surveillance to protect the valuable assets within. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Clean, renewable energy by the way of wind farms have been gaining popularity in the US recently, a trend that was effectively reinforced after last month’s...

2014-08-27 23:05:49

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Onshore Wind Energy Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report database. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "Onshore Wind Energy Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020." According to the report, the onshore wind energy market was valued...

2014-08-27 20:22:23

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in the U.S., 4th Edition https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/569842/Natural-and-Organic-Foods-and-Beverages-in-the-US-4th-Edition.html U.S. retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages rose 5.5% to nearly $53.5 billion in 2014, 53% higher than sales five years earlier, with the organic foods sector leaping ahead 12.5% in 2014....


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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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