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2014-08-11 08:24:27

Collaboration supports healthier cleaning solutions for industry and manufacturing MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), and Green Endeavor Inc. (GEI) today announced the launch of a collaboration aimed at reducing the environmental and health-related impacts associated with industrial cleaning. This engagement is believed to be the first of its kind, focusing solely on 'greening' industrial...

2014-08-11 00:20:25

Hanergy Holding Group and China New Energy Chamber of Commerce issue Global Renewable Energy Report 2014 BEIJING, Aug. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanergy Holding Group (Hanergy) and China New Energy Chamber of Commerce ("CNECC"), today issued the Global Renewable Energy Report 2014. The report found that China became the world's biggest market for solar power in 2013, with the country's newly installed photovoltaic generating capacity jumping 232% on-year to 12 gigawatts (GW)....

2014-08-07 12:22:32

Celebration set for September at American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pioneer and tireless teacher of the organic way for more than 40 years, an organic farmer dedicated to making his farming operation a compelling example of a better way to farm, and an environmental engineer who triggered an organic revolution in the mattress and bedding industry will be honored next month by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) for their visionary...

2014-08-07 12:21:10

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cathay Pacific Airways announced today that it is the first airline investor in Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. ("Fulcrum"), a US-based sustainable biofuel developer, as part of the airline's biofuel strategy and to help it achieve a target of carbon-neutral growth from 2020. The airline has made a strategic equity investment in Fulcrum, which is a world pioneer in the development and commercialization of converting municipal solid waste into...

2014-08-07 12:20:56

DALLAS, August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CNG and LPG vehicles market is analyzed in terms of volume (thousand units) and value ($million) by vehicle types, fuel types, and by region and respective major countries. CNG and LPG vehicles are amongst the most popular alternative energy fuelled vehicles with LPG being more popular and older than any alternative fuel. However, the trend is expected to change in the future and CNG is expected to be much more popular than LPG. As...

2014-08-06 23:10:03

New Software Leverages Connected Technology to Certifiably Reforest Paper Consumption Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 RJ Young, an independent office equipment and business technology provider, has become an authorized channel partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based paper tracking and reforestation. This strategic partnership allows RJ Young to provide its customers with an innovative and authentic way to promote sustainable...

2014-08-06 16:22:37

DUBLIN, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Biofuels Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Biofuels is a class of fuels whose energy is derived biologically from carbon fixation. They are derived from various conversion procedures from solid biomass, liquid fuels and various gases. Liquid produced from various...

2014-08-06 12:23:23

Comment on "The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations" by University of Michigan Professor Dorceta Taylor for Green 2.0 http://diversegreen.org/report/ WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unlike many U.S. organizations in the environmental arena, the Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC) not only boasts a diverse staff but also is dedicated to ensuring that low-income communities of color benefit equitably from efforts to curb climate change and increase U.S....

2014-08-06 12:22:57

HAILEY, Idaho, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kizildere II Geothermal power plant in Turkey-developed by Zorlu Holding and designed by POWER Engineers-recently won industry honors for technological advancement at the annual Geothermal Energy Association's (GEA) National Geothermal Summit in Reno, Nevada. The GEA recognizes world-leading geothermal plant and technology developments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140627/122434 POWER Engineers is the world's leading...

2014-08-06 04:20:33

Hybrid tobacco from SkyNRG will make sustainable aviation biofuel, not cigarettes JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA], South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG announced today they are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. This initiative broadens cooperation between Boeing and SAA to develop renewable jet fuel in ways that support South Africa's goals for public health as well as economic and rural...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.