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Skmen.com: Bestselling Long Sleeve Sweater Dresses Are Offered Online...

PR Web - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:43

Recently, Skmen.com, one of the most popular suppliers of men’s and women’s clothes, has revealed its unique collection of long sleeve sweater dresses and launched a site-wide promotion.

(PRWeb August 28, 2014)

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New Energy Works Timberframers Prepares to Exhibit Timber Framing at...

PR Web - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:43

From September through November, New Energy Works Timberframers will travel across the US, exhibiting at various timber home tradeshows.

(PRWeb August 28, 2014)

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New Selection of Chic Bridesmaid Dresses Available at iFitDress.com

PR Web - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:43

Recently, iFitDress.com, the distinguished wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, has announced its new selection of chic bridesmaid dresses. Included in the new range are hundreds of high quality...

(PRWeb August 28, 2014)

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Fashionable Fall Bridesmaid Dresses From UWDress.com

PR Web - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:43

UWDress.com, an internationally famous designer and leader in the formal wear industry, has recently unveiled its fashionable assortment of fall bridesmaid dresses for the global clients.

(PRWeb August 28, 2014)

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Best Suppliers of Affordable Hosting Products Introduced by...

PR Web - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:43

Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared many professional web hosting suppliers and announces that FatCow, Hostgator and Bluehost are the best hosting suppliers in 2014.

(PRWeb August 28, 2014)

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Fashionable Bridesmaid Dresses for Autumn 2014 from iFitDress.com

PR Web - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:43

Recently, iFitDress.com, the popular online supplier of wedding dresses and special occasion gowns for women, has released its new range of fashionable bridesmaid dresses. Along with that, the company...

(PRWeb August 28, 2014)

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This 3,300 foot crack in the Mexican desert is nothing to worry about

Grist.org - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:30

That? Oh, it’s just a spontaneous rift in the surface of our planet. (Déjà vu.) No biggie, right?

That’s what officials in Sonora, where this 3,300-foot-long 25-foot-deep crack in the earth appeared last week, would have you believe. As one geologist told the Washington Post, it’s probably just a “topographic accident”:

… the fissure was likely caused by sucking out groundwater for irrigation to the point the surface collapsed.

“This is no cause for alarm,” Inocente Guadalupe Espinoza Maldonado said. “These are normal manifestations of the destabilization of the ground.”

To which David Manthos of SkyTruth responded:

I’m sorry, no. These are not normal manifestations of natural activity, this the result of human activity run amok. Just because Cthulhu isn’t clambering out of the breach to wreak havoc on humankind DOES NOT MEAN we shouldn’t be alarmed by the fact we’ve sucked so much water out of the ground that the surface of the earth is collapsing.

Lest you think this is only a problem south of the border, consider the nearby Colorado River Basin. Both areas are subject to huge agricultural pressures and in the midst of one of the worst droughts in the region’s recorded history. The Colorado Basin turns out to be short 53 million acre-feet of freshwater, or twice the total capacity of Lake Mead (which is also not doing great). Three-quarters of that absent H2o are estimated to have been drawn from groundwater reserves, which take centuries to build back up. And when the groundwater goes, the ground starts swallowing huge swaths of itself instead.

Is it bad that part of me was kinda hoping for a Lovecraftian supermonster? I’ve seen Tremors. I know how to handle tentacled beasts of the Netherworld. But human nature? Beats me.


Filed under: Climate & Energy, Living
Categories: Environment

Renewable energy is up, but renewable investment isn’t

Grist.org - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:04

Here’s optimistic news: Last year marked the strongest boom in green energy yet, with 22 percent of the world’s electricity produced by wind, solar, or other renewable energy sources.

Sure, those figures are promising, but the International Energy Agency, the Paris-based organization behind a new report on the renewable energy market, cautions that some governments are shying away from policies that promote clean energy and that’s discouraging investment in the sector. More than $250 billion was invested in green power last year, but that  figure could drop to $230 billion annually by the end of the decade if policymakers don’t keep encouraging growth.

The IEA projects that renewables could supply 26 percent of the world’s electricity by 2020, an admirable figure, but not high enough to help the world meet serious climate goals.

The report is prompting calls in Europe for more ambitious renewable energy targets, The Guardian reports:

Justin Wilkes, the deputy chief executive of the European Wind Energy Association, said: “The IEA report hits the nail on the head when it comes to ambitious national targets for 2030 … Europe’s heads of state need to agree in October on a binding 30% renewables target if real progress is going to be made to improve Europe’s energy security, competitiveness and climate objectives.”

Wake up, policy people: Renewables are finally becoming a cost-competitive option in the global energy market. Let’s keep the ball rolling.


Filed under: Climate & Energy
Categories: Environment

Why Georgia is doing pecans right

Grist.org - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:44

Robert Maxwell
Alake’s Pecans
Savannah, Ga.

Georgia has long held the crown as the nation’s top pecan producer; in 2012 alone the state cranked out 100 million pounds of the South’s favorite pie ingredient. Maxwell harvests pecans in Savannah’s backyards and sells the nuts at farmers markets and to local restaurants.

Why we chose these nuts:

Maxwell is harnessing and distributing a source of food that might otherwise go to waste. He works with Savannah residents who have pecan trees on their property, offering to extract the nuts for free. “In a large portion of the west side of town, a great deal of the pecan trees weren’t being utilized,” says Maxwell. “[The residents] were allowing the pecans to rot, they were throwing them away.” Maxwell has also planted his own pecan trees in a local orchard.

In Savannah, money really does grow on trees:

Says Maxwell: “Almost anywhere you go in Savannah, you’re going to find someone who has a pecan tree in their backyard.”

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Filed under: Food, Living
Categories: Environment

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