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2014-06-11 04:20:50

Stringent legislations, technology development, and rising awareness on sustainable development fuel demand for MSW management LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The growing volume of municipal solid waste (MSW) and strict waste management legislation - dictating the need to reduce waste, raise recycling levels, and lower landfilling levels - are driving the global MSW management services market. Waste management companies are establishing efficient collection systems and strengthening...

2014-06-10 23:01:54

The Longfellow Clubs takes innovative steps to decrease energy, water, and gas usage. Natick, MA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 In the past decade, The Longfellow Clubs, a group of sports clubs and children’s centers based in the greater Boston area, has become a national leader in the fitness industry, showing resource-intensive businesses that even a fitness center can get into environmental shape. Since 2006, The Longfellow Clubs has pioneered several practices new to the industry that prove...

2014-06-10 12:33:58

Leadership on the Development of Nutrition and Agricultural Research and Development Spans Continent WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, the Honorable Professor Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o will receive the Distinguished Service Award for her influence on the development of nutrition training and agricultural research and development throughout Africa. Far beyond her home country of Kenya, Professor...

2014-06-10 12:23:09

Xcel Energy's Refrigerator Recycling Program offers $50 rebate MINNEAPOLIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Back by popular demand, Xcel Energy residential electric customers can take advantage of the popular Refrigerator Recycling Program and cash in on those old, working, inefficient secondary refrigerators and freezers chugging away in the basement or lake homes.From now until August 31, Xcel Energy is offering a limited time $50 rebate, up from the previous $35 rebate, to take...

2014-06-09 23:10:31

Alteya's Versatile Certified Organic Baby Balm Wins Recognition in London for Purity and Effectiveness London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Alteya Organics shared today another recognition of company’s new Certified Organic Mom and Baby skin care line. The popular British ‘Prima Baby’ magazine announced in its May edition that Alteya’s Organic Baby Balm won the votes and hearts of the jury panel, including industry experts, journalists and parents. After an intense...

2014-06-09 23:09:26

Hydro Dynamics, Inc. (HDI) announces its sponsorship of the Olmscheid Racing US Ethanol race car for the 2014 season. HDI is the manufacturer of the ShockWave Power Reactor with several ethanol industry applications, making the sponsorship a natural fit. Rome, GA (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Beginning this year HDI will sponsor the US Ethanol car by Olmscheid Racing (http://www.olmscheidracing.com). Olmscheid Racing, based in Elrosa, MN, competes in the Midwest with driver Jonathan Olmscheid....

2014-06-09 23:08:20

A renewable energy innovation in an asset-backed digital currency Kelowna, BC Canada (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 What do you get when you mix digital currency with abundant renewable energy? A crypto currency backed by real Green ​ENERgy. Introducing GENERcoin, a revolutionary offering from Arterran Renewables that will combine stable value together with economic utility that neither debt-backed nor gold-backed currencies offer. Arterran Renewables, an emerging Nextgen Biofuel Company has...

2014-06-09 23:04:48

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Fuel Cells markets. Global market for Fuel Cells is projected to reach US$8.5 billion by 2020, driven by growing concerns over climate change, government focus on reducing energy consumption, and increased R&D and commercial investments in efficient, eco-friendly clean energy technologies. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – In an increasingly energy hungry world, poised to gain are...

2014-06-09 20:21:23

In First Ad, Seven-Year-Old Shows Health and Safety Risks of Proposed Marine Transfer Station on E. 91st Street and Asks City Leaders to Develop A Smarter Plan NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pledge 2 Protect (P2P) and Asphalt Green launched their first television ad today, aimed at educating New Yorkers about the risks of the remaining components of the Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) adopted by former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Although most of the SWMP has been...

2014-06-09 20:21:21

UNITY, Maine, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The environmental college President whose vision helped ignite a growing national divestment movement sees education reform coupled with sustainability science as central to salvaging a livable planet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140609/116295 In a Yale Environment 360 interview, Unity College President Stephen Mulkey, the climate scientist whose vision helped ignite the divestment movement for fossil fuels investments...


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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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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.