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Help Build the Next 32 Miles of the CDT in Colorado
Help Build the Next 32 Miles of the CDT in Colorado
11/21/2014 2:25:18 PM
Golden, Colorado - The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC), the lead National Partner for management of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT) has launched a new Fundraising campaign through Indiegogo titled “The Next 32 Miles” to raise funds to construct a 32 mile non-motorized section of the CDT on the Rio Grande National Forest near Saguache, CO. “The …
Siemens Receives Power Island Order with H-class Turbine Technology in Ohio, U.S.A.
11/21/2014 12:32:08 PM
Siemens has received an order from Black & Veatch for Power Island equipment to be utilized at the newly developed Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Oregon, northwest Ohio. OCEC will be the site of an 869 megawatt H-class combined-cycle power plant (CCPP). Siemens will engineer and deliver the thermodynamic cycle design and Power Island configuration as well as perform …
Black & Veatch Named EPC Contractor for High-Efficiency Combined Cycle Power Project
11/21/2014 9:41:32 AM
Black & Veatch has been selected as prime contractor for the engineering, procurement, construction and startup of the Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Oregon, Ohio. The natural gas combined cycle power plant is being developed by North America Project Development, LLC (NAPD) with equity financing from Energy Investors Funds and I Squared Capital. The 869 megawatt …
Call for Media: ESA’s GOCE mission continues serving Earth science
11/21/2014 9:25:48 AM
Media are invited to a press briefing on the scientific results that continue to come from ESA’s gravity mission. At the opening of the 5th International GOCE User Workshop on 25 November at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, experts will discuss the mission’s contribution to our knowledge of ocean circulation, solid earth physics, upper atmosphere and geodesy. …
Nursing Home Infection Rates on the Rise According to New Study
Nursing Home Infection Rates on the Rise According to New Study
11/20/2014 5:56:47 PM
In October, the Columbia University School of Nursing published a news release about a study that found rising infection rates at nursing homes. The study found increasing rates of a variety of infections, including multiple drug-resistant organisms (MDROs), after examining infections in nursing homes in the United States over a five-year period. “Infections are a leading …
The Water Environment Research Foundation Begins New Studies on Trace Organic Compounds and Pathogens
11/20/2014 10:08:44 AM
The Water Environment Research Foundation has awarded the University of Cincinnati, Southern Nevada Water Authority, and Iowa State University with contracts to support further research on trace organic compounds (TOrC) and pathogens. These projects will advance our knowledge of the fate, transport, and detection of TOrC (i.e., personal care products and pharmaceuticals) and …
Cibus And Rotam Announce Launch Of Their First Non-Transgenic Commercial Product
11/20/2014 10:08:38 AM
Cibus Global, a leader in non-transgenic trait development, and Rotam, a fast growing international company in the crop protection industry, have announced the launch of non-transgenic SU Canola™ (Sulfonylurea Tolerant) in the United States. Rotam has developed two new effective weed control solutions specifically designed for use on SU Canola™. Dave Voss, Vice President, …
Georgia State Parks Director wins Statewide Lifetime Achievement Award
11/20/2014 10:05:38 AM
At the recent Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) conference, Georgia State Parks Director Becky Kelley received a lifetime achievement entry into the GRPA Hall of Fame. GRPA’s award recognizes extraordinary contributions to the recreation, park and conservation movements in Georgia. According to GRPA, Kelley’s vision, leadership, career achievements, passion …
Kingdom Heritage Lands Management and Access Plans Now Available
11/19/2014 2:01:06 PM
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has completed an updated plan for the Kingdom Heritage Lands, which includes changes to the management plan for West Mountain Wildlife Management Area and the public access plan for the Plum Creek Timberlands. The updated plan includes management strategies for rare species that are just beginning to recolonize the area, such as …
Panasonic-Backed Tokai University Team Wins Carrera Solar Atacama 2014 in Chile
Panasonic-Backed Tokai University Team Wins Carrera Solar Atacama 2014 in Chile
11/19/2014 1:50:22 PM
Panasonic Corporation today announced a team from Tokai University in Japan won the Carrera Solar Atacama 2014, South America’s biggest solar car race, with a solar car that was powered by Panasonic’s HIT®* solar modules and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. This year’s competition in the Atacama Desert saw 25 teams from six countries participate with their vehicles fueled …
Boosts in productivity of corn and other crops modify Northern Hemisphere carbon dioxide cycle
Boosts in productivity of corn and other crops modify Northern Hemisphere carbon dioxide cycle
11/19/2014 1:44:06 PM
Each year in the Northern Hemisphere, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants "inhale," then climb again as they exhale after the growing season. During the last 50 years, the size of this seasonal swing has increased by as much as half, for reasons that aren’t fully understood. Now a team of researchers has shown that agricultural production may …
Navistar Introduces Multi-Purpose Vehicle Designed For Global Disaster Relief Efforts
Navistar Introduces Multi-Purpose Vehicle Designed For Global Disaster Relief Efforts
11/19/2014 1:25:04 PM
At this week’s AIDF (Aid and International Development Forum) Disaster Relief Summit in Washington, D.C., Navistar, Inc. has partnered with Terranova GTS, LLC to showcase an International® DuraStar® Multi-Purpose Vehicle—a truck designed to aid in disaster relief efforts with a vehicle mounted water purification treatment system capable of purifying 5,000 gallons of drinking …
Congressional Action on Keystone XL Sends Mixed Signals in Advance of UN Climate Talks
11/19/2014 12:30:10 PM
In response to today’s Senate action on the Keystone XL pipeline, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Lou Leonard , vice president, climate change: “As international leaders work toward a new global climate pact in 2015, decisions in the United States are being watched closely. Last week’s presidential actions already are catalyzing new steps …
Ecolab Lead Sponsor of The Nature Conservancy’s Urban Water Blueprint Report
11/19/2014 11:06:17 AM
Ecolab, a global leader in water technologies and solutions, is the lead sponsor for a new report issued by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the International Water Association. The report, Urban Water Blueprint: Mapping Conservation Solutions to the Global Water Challenge , analyzes the state of water among more than …
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Announces $100 Million in Restoration Projects for Gulf Coast
11/18/2014 4:32:50 PM
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announcement  of $100 million in additional funding for Gulf Coast restoration adds an array of projects beneficial for Gulf communities and the natural resources they depend on. Chris Canfield, VP of the Gulf Coast and Mississippi Flyway for Audubon issued the following statement: “These investments by NFWF and the Gulf states in …
Fall is the Best Time to Winterize Homes
11/18/2014 4:29:02 PM
With an early cold snap gripping the state, Indiana American Water is urging customers to secure homes and businesses against freezing pipes to avoid costlyrepairs. Indiana American Water President Alan DeBoy stresses that it’s important to make preparations to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes before temperatures plunge. “Although the winter season can pose …
Oceana’s Dusky the Shark Comes to Nation’s Capitol to Save His Species
11/18/2014 4:04:59 PM
Oceana’s Dusky the Shark made his way to Washington, D.C. on Friday, November 14, 2014 to raise awareness of the threats dusky sharks face and the need to save his species. Dusky sharks off the Atlantic coast have declined by approximately 99 percent over the last 40 years as a result of overfishing and bycatch, which is the capture of non-target fish and ocean wildlife. In …
Early Warning System for Nature and Natural Capital Protection
11/18/2014 4:00:29 PM
Protected area managers need unbiased, current and geographically local information to effectively manage their protected areas.  Conservation International (CI) and the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network , in partnership with HP , have produced a first-of-its-kind monitoring system to give protected area managers and conservation decision makers …
U.S. Forest Service Releases New George Washington National Forest Plan
11/18/2014 3:52:07 PM
The U.S. Forest Service today released a new plan for how the George Washington National Forest will be used and managed in the future.  Among other things, the plan halts any expansion of dirty fuel leasing and fracking in the forest. The George Washington is the largest forest on the East Coast and serves not only as a major recreation destination, but an important water …
WWF: Dramatic Polar Bear Population Decline Underlines Need for Climate Action
11/18/2014 3:31:59 PM
A new study released today showing a dramatic decline in polar bears in northeast Alaska and Canada underlines the urgent need for concerted global efforts to address climate change. The southern Beaufort Sea polar bear subpopulation declined by approximately 40 percent between 2001 and 2010 from 1,500 to 900 bears, according to a paper published online today in Ecological …