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2014-10-14 23:13:12

E-recycling firm aims to promote environmental health through Energy Day and community recycling drive. (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 R.A.K.I Computers Recycling is kicking off the fall season with a slew of exciting events. Beginning with October 18th, R.A.K.I will be attending Houston’s 4th annual Energy Day Festival, an event celebrating STEM careers, technology, and energy conservation. According to their official website, the Energy Day Festival is estimated to have attracted over...

2014-10-14 23:06:42

According to new report from BCC Research, the global market for wood-plastic composites (WPCs), cellulosic plastics, plastic lumber and natural fiber composites is expected to reach 5.6 million metric tons in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7% for the five-year period. (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITES: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the global market for wood-plastic composites...

2014-10-14 23:00:22

Reflective of the growing popularity and increasing growth of solar nationwide, many of America’s leading Fortune 100 companies continue to significantly ramp up their use of clean solar energy, according to the 3rd annual Solar Means Business report, which was released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Reflective of the growing popularity and increasing growth of solar nationwide, many of America’s leading Fortune 100...

2014-10-14 16:26:41

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report identifies, analyzes and forecasts driving factors, market trends and opportunities, and revenues of the global foods and beverages market for a five-year period from 2013 to 2018. It discusses the market on the basis of key product segments like organic foods, organic beverages and organic supplements. The recent developments, major market players, alliances and acquisitions, and consumption levels are also covered in this report....

2014-10-14 16:25:36

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- REPORT HIGHLIGHTSBCC Research estimates that the global demand for bioproducts will increase at a double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6% over the next five years to reach $700.7 billion in 2018 from $387.6 billion in 2013, when it will attain a market penetration rate of 5.5% in 2018, from an estimated rate of 4.2% in 2013. This report provides:A complete techno-economic and environmental analysis of industrial biorefinery...

2014-10-14 16:25:31

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report provides readers with a detailed analysis of the global biopesticides industry from 2014 through 2019. It also discusses its technological developments, future trends and emerging opportunities. It organizes information from diverse sources into a cohesive unit that includes overview of pesticide (synthetic and biopesticide) market, organic farming and production, industry structure, and technology and patents sections. CAGR...

2014-10-14 12:32:05

ALAMEDA, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blymyer Engineers, the nation's leading solar design firm, announced today the cumulative effect of its engineering designs for solar projects has reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions nationally by 1,171,000 metric tons per year, or a whopping 26,933,000 metric tons over the lifetime of these solar projects. According to EPA removing just one million metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere is equal to the emissions from cars driving...

2014-10-14 08:24:05

Company Continues to Execute on Sterilization Strategy by Signing Letter of Intent with Pioneer Recycling TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MagneGas® Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a technology company that includes among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced today it has signed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with Pioneer Recycling, LLC ("Pioneer"), a Tampa-based waste disposal provider, to...

2014-10-14 08:23:16

So Nice and Evergreen collaborate to support the creation of organic food gardens and encourage Canadian schools and families to join the movement TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - A new partnership and organic initiative officially launched today by So Nice, a Canadian brand of organic dairy alternative beverages, and Evergreen, a national not-for-profit, is setting out to provide Canadian schools with the resources and inspiration to start their very own organic food gardens. The...

2014-10-14 08:21:09

State of Pennsylvania Permits Electric Vehicle Operators to Set Fees Based on Kilowatt Hour Usage MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) ("CarCharging" or the "Company"), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced that the Public Utility Commission of the State of Pennsylvania will permit owners and operators of EV charging stations to implement kilowatt hour ("kWh") pricing within...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.