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Acoustiblok® Creates State-of-the-Art Acoustics for First of Its...

PR Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:20

Acoustiblok, Inc. recently completed an innovative international project for a ground-breaking cinema complex in Beirut, Lebanon. Cinemacity, as it is called, is an enormous complex in the heart of...

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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Asplundh Adds Propane Autogas Trucks to its Fleet

PR Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:20

Alternative fuel trucks helping company achieve green initiatives, compete in marketplace.

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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The Best Cheap WordPress Hosting Companies In 2014 Revealed...

PR Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:20

Recently, Top10BestSEOHosting.com (a leading review website in the world), has compared a lot of web hosting suppliers and announced that GreenGeeks, Arvixe and iPage are the best cheap WordPress...

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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M. Scott Robertson’s Crime Thriller Receives New Marketing Push

PR Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:20

‘Too Many Funerals’ follows Archdeacon, mounted police on hunt for killer in small town

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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Dip-Tech Awarded Guinness World Record for Largest Digital Flatbed...

PR Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:20

18m Digital Ceramic In-Glass Printer takes glass printing to unprecedented lengths.

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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AssetOptics Announces the Release of AssetOptics 2.6

PR Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:20

AssetOptics, the leading provider of CMMS/EAM solutions build natively on the Force.com platform, today announced the availability of the latest release of its cloud computing based enterprise asset...

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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Premier Dress Company BellasDress Rolls Out High-end Red Bridesmaid...

PR Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:19

BellasDress is a premier dress company in the international market; the supplier carries a lot of designer gowns for its clients. It also has its latest designs of red bridesmaid dresses online.

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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Cheap Bamboo Mat Collection Unveiled By BamboofloorChina.com

PR Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:19

BamboofloorChina.com, one of the most loved online supplier of bamboo products, has recently unveiled its new bamboo mat collection. Included in the fresh range are thousands of elegant and quality...

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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SPIE Digital Library Continues Trend with Price Freeze for 2015

PR Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 03:19

Subscription prices for the SPIE Digital Library will remain fixed in 2015, even while the society publisher continues to add new content to its existing offerings. SPIE, the international society for...

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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Outside Oil Money Floods Santa Barbara County

PR Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:19

The Yes on Measure P campaign announces that opponents have now spent $5.7 Million to defeat Measure P in this November's elections, officially making this one of the most expensive local measures...

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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The Practice Management System Market is expected to reach $247.1...

PR Web - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:19

Provides detailed overview of major drivers, restraints, challenges, opportunities, current market trends and strategies impacting the global market along with estimates and forecast of revenue and...

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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We were promised methane regulations! Where are our methane regulations?!

Grist.org - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:39

To the tune of “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?”: How do you solve a problem like methane? If you can figure out how to keep it from floating away into the atmosphere, you can burn it as fuel. If you can’t, it drifts up into the troposphere, where it hangs out, accelerating climate disruption and not doing anyone any good (unless you’re a fan of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum).

In some cases, methane is just gonna drift because that’s something the earth does sometimes (SEE: Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum). But there are two main sources of methane leakage that are clearly our fault: the stuff that drifts out of poorly maintained natural gas pipes (and sometimes explodes), and the stuff that’s being released as a byproduct of the fracking boom in places like North Dakota and Texas. Sometimes it is flared off (you can see that from space); other times, it’s just vented.

The technology to capture that methane and use it exists (the Norwegian company Statoil has done a good job in that department). But, since the reasons to do methane capture in the fracking fields are more environmental than financial, we are in the awkward position of trying to make up new environmental rules to deal with all of this new, boom-related methane.

Last week, a League of Superfriends-style alliance of environmental organizations sent a letter to the president, inquiring as to the whereabouts of the methane rules proposed earlier this year:

Your March 2014 Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions announced that the Environmental Protection Agency will decide by this fall how best to reduce pollution from the oil and gas sector. The Strategy built on the commitment in your 2012 State of the Union Address that development of oil and gas resources must not put Americans’ health and safety at risk.

Which is a somewhat restrained way of saying, “It’s fall! You promised us methane regulations!! Where are our methane regulations???”

Colorado already became the first state to regulate methane emissions this February, after Denver’s ozone levels went through the roof. Colorado’s regulations were drawn up collaboratively by the state’s largest oil and gas producers and the Environmental Defense Fund, then won approval from the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission.

They may have been the best possible regulations under the circumstances, but they have the same weakness that bedevils those who have sought to enforce the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act since they were created: They rely too much on self-reporting from the industries themselves.

The federal regulations, when they do arrive, will probably be similar. But in the meantime, we can let our imaginations run wild. If only we could roll-out a country-wide fleet of methane-sniffing vehicles — something like a collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund and Google Street View. If only we could arrest the most egregious of the subway farters and place them in the kindest and most progressive of mandatory gastric rehabilitation programs.

New methane rules, you cannot come too soon.


Filed under: Article, Climate & Energy, Politics
Categories: Environment

Turns out coral reefs could help mend human bones

Grist.org - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:16

Anyone who has ever had a bone graft knows how gnarly the operation can be. And if you’re having bones harvested from your own pelvis or ribs, it can add risks of surgery complications or increase recovery times. There’s been a lot of research into synthetic alternatives for bone grafting, but it looks like scientists are coming close to perfecting an alternative — and it’s harvested from the sea.

Turning ocean coral into human bone first hit the medical community nearly 25 years ago, when scuba-diving doctor Rodney White realized the two materials aren’t so molecularly different. Coral is made up of calcium carbonate, and using heat, water, and phosphates, it can be converted into hydroxyapatite, the same type of calcium carbonate in bones.

Unfortunately, White’s bone substitute didn’t biodegrade as the new bone grew back, leading to nasty bacterial infections and the like. Last year, a research team from Swansea University in the United Kingdom improved upon White’s method and fixed the issue. Modern Farmer reports on the companies sprouting up:

OkCoral, an Israeli company founded by Assaf Shaham, farms corals specifically for bone grafting (his carbonate extractions go for a cool $250 a vial). CoreBone, another company based in Israel, is growing coral on a special bioactive mineral diet to make it especially suitable to grafting.

This is all great news — except we’re running out of coral. The bulk of the Caribbean’s coral could be gone within the next 20 years thanks to overfishing and pollution, and warming waters are also causing mass die-offs by bleaching out entire reefs. On top of everything, the oceans are becoming more and more acidic as they absorb CO2, making it harder and harder for coral polyps to form that calcium carbonate shell researchers are interested in. Nifty coral grafts are just one more reason to amp up conservation efforts — we can feel it in our bones.


Filed under: Business & Technology, Living
Categories: Environment

EPA Head Gina McCarthy to Speak at Georgetown University Friday

PR Web - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:19

The Honorable Gina McCarthy will give the keynote address at a Georgetown University conference titled, "The Power of Opinion: How Americans’ Preferences on Energy Point a Way Forward on Climate...

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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Hayward Baker Names Eric Drooff President

PR Web - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:19

Eric Drooff named new president of Hayward Baker. The leading North American geotechnical construction firm announced other management appointments as well.

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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Penhall Company Announces Implementation of Salesforce

PR Web - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:19

Penhall Company will be utilizing Salesforce to upgrade their central database for customer contacts, supporting collaboration across all levels of operations and creating better sales pipeline...

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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Pro Gym Supply Goes Green to Help Environment

PR Web - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:19

Pro Gym Supply commits to reducing waste and helping to save the environment by recycling and refurbishing used gym equipment.

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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SMART Launches First Annual Upcycled Halloween Costume Contest

PR Web - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:19

Enter your homemade, upcycled Halloween costume for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card. Prizes will also be awarded to the second and third place winners.

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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Badger Reveals the Alchemy and Efficacy of Oils in New Face Care...

PR Web - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:19

Company's newest formulations represent increased consumer interest as evidenced by 2013 SPINS report of 17 percent growth in the body care category.

(PRWeb October 21, 2014)

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This could be the hottest year on record, again

Grist.org - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:06

Hold onto your hats. Or parasols. It’s getting warmer.

The land and sea temperatures are in for last month, and it was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. May, June, and August also set records.

That means 2014 has tied 1998 for the warmest first nine months on record — and it will likely surpass 2010 for warmest year on record. In fact, there’s been a lot of record breaking these last few years. The AP’s Seth Borenstein reports:

If 2014 breaks the record for hottest year, that also should sound familiar: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2005 and 2010 all broke NOAA records for the hottest years since records started being kept in 1880.

“This is one of many indicators that climate change has not stopped and that it continues to be one of the most important issues facing humanity,” said University of Illinois climate scientist Donald Wuebbles.

Some people, mostly non-scientists, have been claiming that the world has not warmed in 18 years, but “no one’s told the globe that,” [NOAA climate scientist Jessica] Blunden said. She said NOAA records show no pause in warming.

In North America, temperatures were all over the map in the first nine months of this year. In the contiguous U.S., it was only 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th century average. The West, however, was much warmer; California was a record-breaking 4.1 degrees above average.

So if your neighbor, or uncle, or hairdresser, or senatorial candidate doubts that the world is warming — because, hey, it was cold in some states this year, it even snowed! — here’s a chart with the latest data you can direct him or her to:

Temperature anomalies (or variations from average) for the first nine months of each of the last 135 years.NOAA
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