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2014-08-19 16:22:46

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Smart Waste https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2211964/Smart-Waste.html Advanced Collection, Processing, Energy Recovery, and Disposal Technologies for the Municipal Solid Waste Value Chain: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts While one of the key measures of a society's advance is the degree to which it can distance itself from its trash, waste is increasingly viewed as a strategic...

2014-08-19 16:21:24

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Residential Energy Innovations https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2164351/Residential-Energy-Innovations.html Residential Generation and Storage Technologies:Solar PV, Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles, and ResCHP Electric utilities are facing new technology trends that alter the traditional relationship with residential customers. This broad disruption is known collectively as...

2014-08-19 12:22:49

DUBLIN, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) in US$ Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for...

2014-08-19 08:24:05

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new maker of eco-friendly furniture and interiors, IndieCompanyDk, is offering a new concept in sustainable furniture design, presenting exclusive and affordable smooth designs, which maintain the natural and raw look of quality reclaimed materials. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/137134 Being environmentally friendly and developing high quality and unique product designs are the key business drivers for the firm,...

2014-08-18 12:20:50

ROCHESTER, Mich., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kelly Marchese, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Will Sarni, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP will deliver the luncheon keynote on the distinctive approaches to innovation that impact financial performance at the 2(nd) annual Summit on Accelerating Innovation. The Summit will be hosted by the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) in Rochester, Michigan on October 21-22, 2014. The Summit on Accelerating...

2014-08-15 08:21:56

Launch Recognizes Growing Trend of Using Biomass as a Form of Renewable Energy LONDON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, today expanded its electric power offerings to include a weekly spot price assessment for Europe-delivered industrial wood pellets, which are used alone or in combination with coal to fuel power plants, and a suite of U.K. wood pellet profitability spreads at different fuel...

2014-08-14 23:07:31

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Radio Interview with Oregon State University Small Farm Extension Faculty Maud Powell Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 There are more small family farms in the United States in 2014 than ever before and if well managed, they can be immensely profitable, says Oregon State University Farm Extension faculty member Maud Powell (citing the 2014 USDA Farm Census), speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show. The key to family...

2014-08-14 16:26:38

DUBLIN, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Contraceptives Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Contraception, also known as birth control or fertility control, refers to the use of methods or drugs or devices to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse. Contraception methods can be temporary and permanent and are available to men and women. Permanent methods...

2014-08-13 23:11:04

Environmental Waste Management Services makes recycling all types of batteries and electronics easy in the New York Tri-State area. Responsibly Recycling What Matters. Brooklyn New York (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 To help New Yorkers responsibly dispose of batteries and electronic waste, and ensure compliance with new laws in effect, My Battery Recyclers (MYBRS) celebrates its launch in Brooklyn. Recycling with a conscious, MYBRS makes it easy to dispose of everything from smartphones to...

2014-08-13 23:08:28

5 Tips on Saving for Consumers Who Fear Pouring Dollars into Unpredictable Summer Electric Bills (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 If you’re looking for ways to save extra money this summer and enjoy your vacation without financial stress, look no further than your own home; even your own bedroom. Saving money at home on quick tasks like opening your blinds or turning off your lights can make your bank account fuller and the environment greener. It’s simple – being energy efficient means a...


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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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