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2014-06-26 08:22:55

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced that John G. Waffenschmidt, vice president of environmental science and community affairs, has been reappointed to the Pennsylvania Environmental Justice Advisory Board (EJAB) by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo. The EJAB is charged with overseeing the implementation of DEP's Enhanced...

2014-06-26 08:22:05

WALNUT, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today issued an update regarding the progress of the Tibbar Energy, Giant King Grass fueled, 7-megawatt biogas power plant on the island of St. Croix. The power plant will supply clean and renewable electricity created from VIASPACE Giant King Grass (GKG) to the Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (WAPA) for at least the next 25 years. As previously reported, Tibbar Energy was issued a Virgin Island...

2014-06-25 23:11:53

Author and health advocate Deirdre Imus is pleased to announce that The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center collaborated with Hackensack University Medical Center to earn Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor: the 2014 Environmental Excellence Award. The recognition names HackensackUMC as one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country. Hackensack, NJ (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Author and health advocate Deirdre Imus is pleased to announce that The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health...

2014-06-25 23:07:07

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/concentrated-solar-power-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) concentrates a large amount of sunlight by means of mirrors and lenses. This technology is basically utilized to achieve maximum...

2014-06-25 23:05:29

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) markets. Global market for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) is projected to reach US$1.3 billion by 2020, driven by the ever increasing demand for electricity across the globe and the resulting need for efficient and environment friendly power production technologies. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – A type of fuel cell technology, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)...

2014-06-25 23:05:24

PPA Increases Total Megawatts Under Contract to 400MW for Nation's Leading Independent Solar PV Developer California (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC today announced the signing of a 27-year contract to sell 25 megawatts-ac (33.25 MW-dc) of clean, renewable solar energy from its Hayworth Solar Farm project in Kern County, Calif., to the City of Palo Alto Utilities, which serves Palo Alto, Calif. The transaction was conducted with 65HK 8me, LLC, a subsidiary of...

2014-06-25 23:03:01

Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of the "Global Biomass Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/biomass-market.html. Alabny, New York (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Biomass is a resource for renewable energy. It is derived from principal resources such as forestry, biogenic waste and agricultural products. Energy is created from...

2014-06-25 08:26:56

LONDON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Disruptive Innovation Festival, launched today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is a four-week online festival bringing together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers to catalyse system-level change for a future economy. Offering a mix of online and global real world events, the DIF will explore ideas such as business innovation, remaking the city, sharing economy, systems thinking and 21st...

2014-06-25 08:24:30

BOSTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced a new agreement with the City of Boston for sustainable waste disposal. The five-year contract will send approximately 140,000 tons of waste per year to Covanta's Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities in Massachusetts. The new agreement begins July 1, 2014. "We're very pleased to have been chosen yet again by the City of Boston to provide...

2014-06-25 08:23:53

LONDON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Fuel Cell Technologies Worldwidehttp://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/alternative_renewable/fuel_cells/fuel_cell_technologies_worldwide.html Fuel Cell Technologies Worldwide - Fuel cells represent an exciting and dynamic industry that could alter the way we produce and use energy for residential and commercial consumption, transportation, electronic devices, and more.While fuel cells...


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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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
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