Environment

Dale Hall Named Bass Pro Shops Conservation Partner of the Year

PR Web - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 02:46

Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall was honored as Bass Pro's 2013 Conservation Partner of the Year for wetlands and waterfowl conservation efforts and accomplishments across North America.

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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As Vacation Rentals Take Off, Guests Are Demanding More Services

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 23:46

With the emergence of the vacation rental market world-wide, standardized online platforms become dominant marketing channels, and competition creates the need for a higher-level service, says Manuel...

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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WPL Publishing to Sponsor LEED AP Building, Design and Construction...

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 23:46

Sessions in the four-part, eight-hour interactive series will focus on sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and the atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and...

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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California E-Filing of 2013 Forms 1099-S, 1099-A, 1099-C, 1098 and...

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 23:46

1099 tax program by Real Business Solutions makes filing information returns with the California Franchise Tax Board easy and affordable. Trial download at...

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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Browning Newsletter: Extreme Cold and Drought Double Whammy to U.S....

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 23:46

El Nino Could Be Light at End of Tunnel

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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SAE International Book Explores Engine Emissions and Testing Equipment

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 23:46

SAE International’s book, “Engine Emissions Measurement Handbook,” addresses the main aspects of this subject.

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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The Great Lakes may be drying up

Grist.org - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 22:15

On Earth, cycles are the norm. Tides, carbon, water, life — they ebb and flow. Change, by itself, isn’t necessarily strange. What is strange is when cycles are broken.

In other words, it’s not strange on its own that the level of the Great Lakes is dropping. It is strange that, when the lakes’ levels normally change over a 13 year cycle, they’ve now been going down for 16 years straight. That’s 10 more than they should have been dropping for.

LiveScience:

Water levels have been declining since 1998, [climate scientist Carl] Watras told Live Science. “Our lakes have never been lower than they are.”…

“What that tells us is some hydrologic driver is operating on all of these lakes, and groundwater in the region, and controlling the water levels,” Watras said.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that the lakes’ level will drop forever. It’s possible the cycle will kick again at some point. But, surprise, warmer winters aren’t helping. Let this go on long enough and instead of Great Lakes, we’ll just have … lakes.


Filed under: Climate & Energy, Living
Categories: Environment

Compare time and cost of every possible transportation option with a single app

Grist.org - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 21:44

Whatever your favorite travel app — HopStop, Google Maps, Uber — RideScout probably has it beat. The app-of-all-trades, Atlantic Cities reports, covers basically any mode of transit you could think of — “transit, taxi, car-share, cycling, walking, driving,” or, as RideScout puts it, “public, private, and social ride options.” And it does way more than just tell you your options. It gives you the time each will take. It gives you the cost or calories it will burn. And, Atlantic Cities writes:

In Washington, D.C., where the app launched in November, RideScout informs users how many empty slots are at the nearest Capital Bikeshare station. It just added real-time bus information and a feature that will ping you when it’s time to leave for the stop (and, once on board, when it’s time to wake up and request a stop).

Joseph Kopser, a RideScout co-founder, has plenty of ways to help you wrap your mind around how cool this is. He told Atlantic Cities he compares RideScout to Kayak or the phone book. But on the app’s Tumblr, one user calls RideScout “the Tinder of transportation,” because “Like the typical Tinder user, you can be picky on RideScout, perusing your transportation matches based on their profiles and shared interests. Looking for a cheap transit date for the night? Sort your options by price and find the ride most aligned with your cash-strapped self.”

The RideScout team is hoping that, in the long term, they can show people that cars aren’t always the best option. And when you’ve got four or five other choices staring right at you, you’re that much more likely to realize that, hey, it probably isn’t.


Filed under: Business & Technology, Cities, Living
Categories: Environment

Watch a baby polar bear have his first experience with snow

Grist.org - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 21:15

This utterly precious baby polar bear lives at the Wildlife Health Center at the Toronto Zoo, and since he was only born in November, this is his first experience of winter. Which means you get to watch him have a formative experience: meeting a polar bear’s natural element, snow, for the first time.

His verdict seems to be “squeeeee”:

If this inspires you to great feats of philanthropy, you can donate to the Wildlife Health Center here. If you donate enough, maybe they’ll let you choose the next substance that the baby encounters for the first time. Silly putty? Rubber? Jello? There’s sort of nothing I wouldn’t watch this cub squeal at.


Filed under: Article, Living
Categories: Environment

Climate change means more wildfires, and that means lots more air pollution

Grist.org - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 21:04

Wildfires not only jeopardize lives and property. They also cause air pollution — from planet-warming carbon dioxide to health-endangering soot and nitrogen oxides. This pollution can trigger hospital visits. It can also hamper agricultural output, and damage forests and other ecosystems.

This will be a particular problem in California, according to new research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Scientists analyzed future climate and population scenarios for the state and forecast that air pollution from wildfires in California could increase by between 19 and 101 percent by the end of the century. They found that the worst effects will likely be experienced in Northern California, particularly in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and in the Klamath-Siskiyou region at Oregon’s border.

“[I]ncreases in wildfire emissions due to climate change may have detrimental impacts on air quality and — combined with a growing population — may result in increased population exposure to unhealthy air pollutants,” the scientists write.

California’s current epic drought will likely lead to another year of epic blazes. The region is so tinder-dry that there have already been 400 wildfires in the state this year. “The conditions we are experiencing right now are similar to what we would be seeing in August — that’s how dry it is,” a Cal Fire spokesperson told The Fresno Bee. “Even though the calendar says it’s February and it’s winter, conditions are primed for wildfires.”

And wildfires are forecast to become a more severe problem as the climate continues to change.

Hold your breath, California.


Filed under: Climate & Energy
Categories: Environment

Aeroscraft And Bertling Sign Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU)

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:46

Companies Exploring Project Cargo Air Freight and Logistic Services with Aeroscraft Fleet

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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Real Living Lifestyles Fallbrook Is Thrilled To Have Fred Buffo Join...

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:46

Buffo's many years of real estate experience will be an asset to the company.

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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Public Health Accreditation Board Releases Updated Standards and...

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:46

Updated version lays the groundwork for future advancements in public health.

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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Green Schools Alliance Selects Renewable Energy Provider for New...

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:46

Sterling Planet to supply affordable, sustainable energy blend to all schools joining renewable energy purchasing consortium.

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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Michigan 1099 E-File System by W2Mate.com Helps Employers Meet MI 1099...

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:46

1099 electronic filing software by Real Business Solutions is helping Michigan employers e-file 1099 forms with the Michigan Department of Treasury. Software download at...

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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2014 Silicon Valley Index: Economy is Sizzling, But Not for All

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:46

Annual economic study by Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley Community Foundation shows jobs, income, tech, investment all spiking

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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Farm bill passes Senate, with a little something for everyone

Grist.org - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:37

After much delay, debate, and rending of garments, the farm bill is now just a presidential signature away from becoming law. Tuesday afternoon, by a vote of 68-32, the Senate passed the same bill the House approved last week.

Now, there are plenty of reasons to hate this legislation.

What’s outrageous about the farm bill isn’t the 1% cut in food stamps. It’s the 0% cut in ludicrous multi-millionaire welfare.

— Michael Grunwald (@MikeGrunwald) February 3, 2014

But there are also lots of reasons to like it, and that proved to be key. Last week, when the House passed the bill, I wrote that it contained just enough goodies for a majority of politicians to hold their noses and vote yes.

For example: The social equity group PolicyLink alerted me to what it sees as a bright spot in the bill: It allocates $125 million for a national Healthy Food Financing Initiative at the USDA. This would finance merchants with ideas for getting good food to people who have trouble getting it.

PolicyLink’s Debayani Kar wrote: “We are thrilled to see policymakers address needed access to healthy food with innovative programs such as HFFI. These efforts offer a triple bottomline benefit — health, jobs, and neighborhood economic vitality.”

And that’s just one example. There’s a little something for everyone in this bill, and a lot of something for a few.


Filed under: Article, Food, Politics
Categories: Environment

Blooming Love: $150 Valentine’s Day Giveaway for Flower Bulbs from...

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:46

‘Like’ Longfield Gardens on Facebook for a chance to win $150 dollars in spring planted bulbs.

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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Former Colorado Governor Bill Owens Joins Infocast’s Colorado Water...

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:46

Hear the former governor of Colorado speak on the opportunities arising from alternate sources of water for drilling companies.

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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AFPM Calls for Tiered, Targeted and Risk-Based TSCA Modernization

PR Web - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 17:46

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement on Today’s House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy...

(PRWeb February 04, 2014)

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