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2014-10-23 08:27:19

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen(®) Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) today announced the sale of its proprietary emissions reduction system to the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) in Perris, California. The system will be a larger scale version of Tecogen's Ultra emission after-treatment product, this time applied to a 48 liter engine to be fueled by biogas, extracted from an anaerobic digester at the District's Moreno Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility. The...

2014-10-22 23:12:13

A recent spike in cancer diagnoses among soccer goalies has environmental advocates questioning whether crumb rubber fields, made from old scrap tires, are to blame. According to an article published on Oct. 15 by CBS, Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Washington decided not to move forward with crumb rubber infill days before the school’s new football field was scheduled for completion after catching wind of a suspected link to cancer; Flood Law Group LLP agrees with the...

2014-10-22 23:02:41

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) designates Exolit® OP 560 Flame Retardant more environmentally friendly than traditional flame retardant for polyurethane foams. The flame retardant is applicable to upholstered furniture and home construction materials. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has announced that its Exolit® OP 560 Flame Retardant has been designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) as a...

2014-10-22 23:01:52

Calling solar "critical to the United States" when it comes to meeting its future carbon reduction goals, Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today delivered the keynote address at Solar Power International (SPI), the largest solar trade show in America, co-sponsored by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Calling solar "critical to the United States" when it comes to meeting its future carbon reduction goals,...

2014-10-22 23:00:55

The BioSPR biogas technology, shown gas yield increases over 20%, to be displayed at an agricultural exhibition in Italy this week. Rome, GA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Hydro Dynamics, Inc. (HDI) of Rome, GA would like to announce that its partner Three-Es S.r.l. (Three-Es) of Milan, Italy will be promoting the ShockWave Power Reactor (SPR) biogas technology at an agricultural exhibition in Italy this week. Biogas is the production of methane through the digestion of mostly waste materials....

2014-10-22 16:32:25

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARCI) today announced that it will report third quarter financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 27, 2014, after the market closes on November 3, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140210/CG62255LOGO The Company will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, to discuss its third quarter financial results. To...

2014-10-22 08:24:30

New Material Health Certificate offering gives manufacturers tool to work toward better ingredients in products. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has announced it will offer a Material Health Certificate, a tool for manufacturers across industries to communicate their work toward chemically optimized products. The Material Health Certificate marks the first time the Institute has offered reporting of its comprehensive...

2014-10-22 04:21:12

Company Makes Building Industry's Green Purchasing Decisions Easier by Providing Functional and Environmental Performance Information in Easy-to-Understand Cloud-Based Reports MORROW, Ga., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, announced today that it has strengthened its position as a leader in sustainable product design and marketing by introducing ten new Sustainable Minds (SM) Transparency...

2014-10-22 00:20:17

Technology developed in China to convert waste cooking oil into jet fuel HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) today opened a demonstration facility that will turn waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as "gutter oil" in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. The two companies estimate that 500 million gallons (1.8 billion liters) of biofuel could be made annually in China from used cooking oil....

2014-10-21 23:13:25

Port Authority Executive Director Patrick J. Foye Opens Panel Discussion of Experts on Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy and How Public-Private Partnerships Can Enhance Response to Natural Disasters New York, NY (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Corporate and foundation leaders joined representatives from federal, state and local governments today for the second “Summit on Resilience: The Next Storm.” The conference was held at and sponsored by Pace University. The event provided a forum...


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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ramage
  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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