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2014-09-15 08:23:48

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in recognition of the company's sustainable business practices and performance. "Being named to the DJSI is another demonstration that we're continuing to make progress on our sustainability strategy - when compared to not only our industry peers, but also the largest companies in North America," NiSource President and Chief Executive Officer Robert...

2014-09-15 08:23:40

-- Revised lease significantly reduces monthly rent obligations beginning in June 2015 LAKE FOREST, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a global leader in natural gas storage systems, integration, and vehicle system technologies, today announced it has entered into an amended and restated lease agreement for its facilities located in Lake Forest, California, comprising an aggregate of 156,374 square feet, which...

2014-09-15 08:22:31

WALNUT, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTC: VSPC) today reported more details on the Giant King Grass bioenergy project being pursued by Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited of South Africa. Below is an article by Chantelle Kotze in the Mining Weekly, which is available at http://www.miningweekly.com/article/r47-million-bio-energy-project-under-development-by-harmony-2014-08-22. "Gold miner Harmony Gold is implementing a R47-million bioenergy pilot-scale project...

2014-09-13 23:01:26

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Bioplastic Market: Trends & Opportunities (2013-2018)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 13, 2014 The report titled “Global Bioplastics Market: Trends & Opportunities (2013-2018)” provides an in-depth analysis of the global bioplastics market with detailed analysis of various regions like Asia, South America, North America and Europe. The report also assesses the key opportunities in the market and...

2014-09-12 23:06:41

Bicycle Accident Attorneys Sean Murphy and Jason Waechter are spreading the word today about a bicycle recall by Orbea. Over 700 Avant road bikes (and framesets) are being recalled because the front forks can crack, potentially putting riders at risk for a fall or injury. Lansing, MI (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Bicycle Accident Attorneys Sean Murphy and Jason Waechter, of bicycleaccidentlawyersusa.com, want to help spread the word to cyclists about a potential safety issue with Orbea’s...

2014-09-12 20:20:29

UNITY, Maine, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A contingent from the first institution of higher education in America to divest from investments in fossil fuels will be noteworthy participants in the largest climate march in history. At the People's Climate March on September 21 in New York City, Unity College faculty, staff and students will share their perspectives, witness their own personal struggles to address global climate change, and provide details about a new path...

2014-09-12 16:21:48

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is proud to announce that the largest annual grassroots solar event in the nation will be taking place at the beginning of next month - October 4-5, 2014. Attending the tour will allow communities across the country the opportunity to see new and innovative technologies locally that will benefit the environment on a global level. Americans have a voice in how they get their energy. Visiting homes on the...

2014-09-12 12:26:19

OTA stresses role of organic for states WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Friday that organic farming is in all states, and that state directors of agriculture who care about jobs and vitality should care about organic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140912/145720-INFO Organic is no longer a niche industry, said...

2014-09-12 12:24:52

MADISON, N.J., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today celebrates a decade on the North America Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and 11 consecutive years on the World DJSI. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130717/NY48934LOGO The Dow Jones Sustainability Index family ranks companies for corporate sustainability according to economic, environmental and social criteria. To be...

2014-09-12 12:22:27

RB, the health, hygiene and home consumer goods company, achieves 'industry best' in DJSI economic, environmental and social categories PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RB today announced it has been named as the sustainability leader in its industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). RB is added to the global financial index after just one year on the European Index. The company was named leader of the Household Products industry and earned 'industry best' scores...


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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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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