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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...

2014-09-11 23:08:39

Genera Energy’s new system enhances existing biomass conversion technologies with innovation in preprocessing techniques and mechanical processes VONORE, Tenn. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Genera Energy Inc., a recognized leader in biomass feedstock supply innovation and supply chain advancements, recently introduced its newest feedstock management system module, BIN-SPEC™. A proprietary preprocessing system, BIN-SPEC delivers a consistent biomass product to a customer’s...

2014-09-11 23:07:45

The addition of two wood grinding hammer mills from Schutte Buffalo Hammermill, LLC to the pilot testing facility at Georgia State University’s Herty Advanced Materials Development Center will allow for efficient testing of high moisture content materials for biofuel pellet feedstock. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Biomass Testing Hub The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center of Georgia Southern University has been a world-class applied research facility for over 75 years....

2014-09-11 20:22:05

Again named industry leader for World Index Building Products group TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth year in a row, Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) has earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) in recognition of its sustainability initiatives. For the second straight year, Owens Corning was named the Industry Leader for the DJSI World Building Products group. Composed of global sustainability leaders, the DJSI World Index is an elite listing...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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