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2014-07-08 20:22:36

AWARD Ceremony Concludes First Day of Exhibition Featuring Global Solar Leaders SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar North America, the most well attended industry exhibition and conference in North America, announced the winners of the 2014 Intersolar AWARD for Solar Projects in North America during a special ceremony on the opening day of the exhibition. In addition to recognizing exemplary PV projects, the award ceremony also honored California Public Utilities Commission...

2014-07-08 08:21:56

ALBANY, New York, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Biofuels Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019," biofuels production was 24,326.7 million gallons in 2012 and is expected to reach 50,921.4 million gallons by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2013 to 2019. Browse the full Biofuels Market Report with TOC at...

2014-07-08 00:21:26

Organic growers to get critical help in battling deadly disease WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On any day, a carton of orange juice can be found in almost 7 out of 10 American refrigerators. Americans drink more than 550 million gallons of orange juice every year with more than 60 million gallons of that juice being organic. And the appetite for organic juice -- and organic citrus -- is just getting bigger. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140707/124847...

2014-07-07 23:07:08

As climate change remains at the forefront of international debate, more regulations are anticipated to curb carbon emissions, forcing manufacturers to use more sustainable materials in production, such as recycled nonferrous metals. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Nonferrous Metal Recycling industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The Nonferrous Metal Recycling industry recovers nonferrous...

2014-07-07 23:04:25

According to a new report from BCC Research,the global organic food and beverage market was worth nearly $71.2 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $161.5 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15%. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, ORGANIC FOODS AND BEVERAGES: GLOBAL MARKETS, the global organic food and beverage market was worth nearly $71.2 billion in 2012 and is expected to...

2014-07-07 23:01:46

The growing demand for organic food, combined with the growing health awareness among consumers, is fueling the demand for bio-fertilizers. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-bio-fertilizer-5250154124.html (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The bio-fertilizers market is an emerging market in North America, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 14.4% during the period of 2013 to 2018. In order to maintain the soil fertility as well as the yield of the crop, the farmers are...

2014-07-07 16:21:19

DUBLIN, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/62tc6n/industrial_waste) has announced the addition of the "Industrial Waste Management Market by Services (Collection, Recycling, Incineration, Landfill) & Geography (Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Americas) - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Industrial waste management market is at various...

2014-07-07 12:23:03

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goal Met a Year Ahead of Schedule DALLAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Incorporated today announced the release of its 2013 Sustainability Progress Report on comerica.com. The online report, which updates progress made in several key sustainability areas of focus, highlights Comerica's achievement of its first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20010807/CMALOGO "In 2009, we set a goal to...

2014-07-07 12:22:56

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Materials recovery and reuse, or using resources efficiently to achieve better results at a lower cost and with less impact on our planet, is an important element of sustainable manufacturing. That is why Air Products (NYSE: APD) experts will be participating in both the "Sustainable Manufacturing Forum" (SMF) and "Global Summit on Advanced Manufacturing" (GSAM) as part of this year's Semicon West in San Francisco, July 7-10. As part...

2014-07-07 12:22:35

OAK BROOK, IL, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Primary Energy Recycling Corporation (TSX: PRI), a clean energy company that generates revenue from capturing and recycling recoverable heat and byproduct fuels from industrial processes, today announced that it will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, after market close on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. A telephone conference call hosted by management to discuss the financial results will be held:...


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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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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