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2014-11-10 12:30:23

Recognized with Awards for Innovation and Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Reductions TICKER SYMBOL: (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, Nov.

2014-11-10 12:23:27

Over 2 million kilograms of batteries diverted from landfills this year through the Call2Recycle Canada program TORONTO, Nov.

2014-11-10 12:23:25

Recognized for Certified Success - Evergreen Forest Certification program MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov.

2014-11-10 08:36:42

Five member companies recognized for exemplary sustainability programs WASHINGTON, Nov.

2014-11-10 08:27:48

Inaugural festival aims to educate consumers on "going green" and showcases businesses that are centered on sustainability and organic living FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov.

2014-11-10 08:21:43

Sustainable supply chains climb the corporate agenda as a consequence of increased market demand. HOUSTON, Nov.

2014-11-08 23:01:36

Waste-To-Energy Market report studies the waste to energy market only for municipal solid waste (MSW) and excludes hazardous metal and other wastes.

2014-11-07 20:21:06

Visit will focus on WRD's Award Winning Groundwater Monitoring and Water Independence Now Programs LAKEWOOD, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-07 16:21:40

Kickstarter Campaign Combats Ebola With The First-Ever Solar Power and Light 'First Aid Kit' ATLANTA, Nov.

2014-11-07 16:20:30

Deployable Waste to Energy Conversion technology to be presented at the 2014 Defense Energy Summit BURLINGTON, ON, Nov.


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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.