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With family friendly Tibet travel in high demand Lhasa based TCTS...

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:01

Family friendly Tibet tours have been in high demand at Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) during the 2015 travel...

(PRWeb July 02, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Tibet-travel-expert/2015-2016/prweb12814788.htm

Categories: Environment

ATL Airport Parking Rates Are More Affordable than Ever as Greenbee...

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:01

Greenbee Parking, one of the youngest parking services in the country, has announced that their customers using the Atlanta (ATL) airport will be able to save more in the future. Their latest web...

(PRWeb July 02, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12819490.htm

Categories: Environment

KillerApps.TV Teams with Mario Armstrong to Feature Smart Home...

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:01

News Media Group partnered with digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong to showcase some of the smart technology and innovations making homes more connected during a recent national satellite media...

(PRWeb July 02, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12821828.htm

Categories: Environment

Mirr Ranch Group Announces Exclusive Agreement with Patagonia Sur

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:01

Mirr Ranch Group just entered into an exclusive agreement to market Patagonia Sur's portfolio of properties to clients in North America. The portfolio covers over 13,000 acres in Chile and is...

(PRWeb July 02, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12827216.htm

Categories: Environment

Health Briefs TV Presents Segment on Preventing Heart Disease

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:01

Health Briefs TV will soon broadcast a segment focusing on steps to take to prevent heart disease.

(PRWeb July 02, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/health-briefs-tv-to-air-/heart-disease-segment/prweb12826640.htm

Categories: Environment

Equal Earth Selected to Hawaii Business Magazine’s Top 250 Companies...

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:01

Premier Clean Energy Solutions Provider Lands on Prestigious List

(PRWeb July 02, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12827142.htm

Categories: Environment

Local Car Wash Chain Invests $500,000 in Water Conservation

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:01

Before “drought” became a topic of everyday conversation in California, Cruz Thru Express Car Wash was already on the cutting edge of water recycling technology when they opened their first location...

(PRWeb July 02, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/06/prweb12808361.htm

Categories: Environment

Ushio America, Inc. Introduces UniJet UV LED Series as the Product...

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:01

Ushio America, Inc. introduces UniJet UV LED series as the product of choice for UV curing and printing. Ushio’s expertise in manufacturing specialized UV products, uniquely designed to provide light...

(PRWeb July 02, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12823226.htm

Categories: Environment

Watch us explain how to feed the world and end poverty at the same time

Grist.org - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:04

How can the world feed itself more equitably, sustainably, and deliciously even as populations rise? It just takes 2.5 minutes to figure that out.

OK, so that may be overstating it slightly. Actually, the smartest people in the world have been trying to figure out how to insure that everyone on Earth can feed themselves reliably, and no one has ever come up with a working formula. The problems of hunger and poverty are wickedly difficult.

There are, however, some basic points of agreement for tackling these issues. I tried to pin those down in my series Hungry Hungry Humans. Through various forms of occult wizardry, Daniel Penner has squeezed the essence of that series into this 150-second video, beautifully illustrated by Amelia Bates. A little knowledge pill, complete with a spoonful of sugar. Enjoy.


Filed under: Article, Food, Living
Categories: Environment

Robert Mitchell Shares Family Struggles in ‘Raising Drug Addicts’

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:00

New book discusses dangers, lessons learned from family history of addiction.

(PRWeb July 01, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/RobertMitchell/HannahMitchell/prweb12824790.htm

Categories: Environment

New Book Creates ‘Transformational Leaders’

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:00

Author, consultant Marty Stanley encourages readers to ‘be the change’, starting with themselves.

(PRWeb July 01, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/MartyStanley/FromTypeAtoTypeT/prweb12827239.htm

Categories: Environment

Jason Steele Brings Biblical Messages to Puzzle Lovers

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:00

New marketing campaign ‘Wisdom in Puzzle’ shows path to God through proverbs

(PRWeb July 01, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/JasonSteele/WisdominPuzzle/prweb12827272.htm

Categories: Environment

Maltese Islands Offer Retirees a Great Climate, Low Costs, and...

PR Web - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 01:54

InternationalLiving.com releases a new report on the English-speaking Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo, where expats enjoy year-round sunshine, good healthcare, and a low cost of living.

(PRWeb July 01, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12826268.htm

Categories: Environment

In California, people of color are dangerously close to oil train disasters

Grist.org - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:01

There’s been a lot of consternation over oil trains recently. In the U.S. and Canada, almost two dozen crude-carrying trains have derailed in the past two years — exploding into giant balls of fire in some cases, and in others, killing people. And while the Obama administration released new oil train safety rules on May 1, they remained so lax and full of holes that some environmental groups immediately sued.

In California, as more and more crude arrives by rail, more people will find themselves within the “blast zone,” a one-mile evacuation area recommended by the U.S. Department of Transportation. As a report released Tuesday finds, California’s “blast zone” lands squarely on the shoulders of people of color.

ForestEthics and Communities for a Better Environment

The report, co-produced by Communities for a Better Environment and ForestEthics, shows that 80 percent of California residents within the blast zone live in “environmental justice communities.” The report defines environmental justice communities as those with high numbers of low-income, racial minority, or non-English speaking households (check out the report for the full specs).

In Los Angeles, 75 percent of residents living entirely within the blast zone are Hispanic or Latino (compared to 44 percent outside of the blast zone). Just 10 percent are white. In Oakland, 91 percent of residents in the blast zone are people of color. In Fremont and San Bernardino, a whopping 100 percent of blast zone neighborhoods qualify as environmental justice communities. Yikes.

ForestEthics and Communities for a Better Environment

This is the first report of its kind to so explicitly link race to the oil train debate. It also makes lofty recommendations that any oil train activist can get behind, such as an immediate moratorium on all oil-by-rail imports in California and “immediate action to root out systemic and institutional environmental discrimination and racism.” Hear, hear.


Filed under: Article, Climate & Energy
Categories: Environment

U. S. Rep John Moolenaar (R-MI) Introduces Federal “Autocycle”...

PR Web - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:54

Elio Motors Comments on How Consistent Rules Across the Country Benefit Consumers by Eliminating Ambiguity From State to State

(PRWeb July 01, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12826287.htm

Categories: Environment

GCI and Bristol Bay Native Corporation Donate $45,000 to Support Young...

PR Web - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:54

SCA to provide hands-on training for young Alaskans and Alaska Natives in forest conservation

(PRWeb July 01, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12823807.htm

Categories: Environment

Military’s Distinguished Visitors to Announce Future Commitment to...

PR Web - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:54

On July 8th, distinguished visitors will announce future commitment with the IRT project TERI Campus of Life, a vocational college for individuals with special needs....

(PRWeb July 01, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/tericampus/troops/prweb12825935.htm

Categories: Environment

Move over corn. Cacti can power cars, too

Grist.org - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 21:14

Is prickly pear cactus, also known as a witch magic hangover cure, the next cheap, drought-friendly biofuel?

There are major issues with using food crops like corn and sugarcane for biofuels, including the fact they eat up farmland that could be otherwise used for growing food. But emerging research shows that other types of plants, specifically plants that grow on arid land like prickly pear cactus, could be turned into gasoline, too.

Up to 18 percent of the world’s landscape is made up of semi-arid land, much of it unusable for farming. With cactus, you’re not taking away prime food-growing land to grow fuel.

And think about all that water conservation! Cacti don’t need much water to thrive (duh) because the plant stores carbon dioxide at night to fuel photosynthesis by day. Not much water is lost in the process thanks to a nifty little phenomenon called the crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) system.

Chemistry World has the story:

Bioenergy entrepreneur Mike Mason, who led the work, explains that electricity production from biogas is incredibly flexible, ‘you can bring it up or down as demand goes up and down. The problem is that there isn’t much resource to turn into biogas and it’s horribly expensive.’ But CAM plants, which can be grown cheaply on marginal land, have the potential to change this.

Mason estimates that it would take between 4% and 12% of available semi-arid land to generate 5PWh of electricity per year, equivalent to that generated from natural gas. The products of anaerobic digestion, nutrient rich wastewater and solid digestate, can be re-used for irrigation or as fertilisers. The wastewater could also be used for highly productive forms of aquaculture – potentially increasing food production from land growing biofuels instead of decreasing it.

While we’re wary of the idea of turning our deserts into industrial cacti farms, we also don’t want the entire planet to dry up into a giant, oil-streaked desert. Cacti, the little plants that could!


Filed under: Climate & Energy, Food, Living, Science
Categories: Environment

So now we have beautiful underwater greenhouses. Why? Why not!

Grist.org - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:28

What thrives at 79 degrees and 20 feet below sea level, and tastes like a strawberry?

Actually, it is a strawberry — a salty sea strawberry. OK, fine, it’s just a regular strawberry possessing no marine qualities that we know of, aside from being grown in a submersible greenhouse off the coast of Italy. This berry-infested Atlantis can be found alongside four other biospheres containing basil, lettuce, and beans. And while 20 feet isn’t quite 20,000 leagues, the improbable place is called Nemo’s Garden.

More from the Washington Post:

The balloon-like biospheres take advantage of the sea’s natural properties to grow plants. The underwater temperatures are constant, and the shape of the greenhouses allows for water to constantly evaporate and replenish the plants. What’s more, the high amounts of carbon dioxide act like steroids for the plants, making them grow at very rapid rates. …

Sergio Gamberini, president of Ocean Reef Group, came up with the “crazy” idea of growing plants under the sea while on a summer vacation in Italy. He immediately made a few calls and started experimenting, sinking the transparent biospheres under the ocean and filling them with air.

And, uh, why exactly?

“I try to do something that’s a little different and to show the beauty of the ocean,” Gamberini said. “I hope to do something for the young people and to inspire new dreams.”

Aside from that — and some pesto Gamberini made for a big dinner party — the submarine vegetables haven’t had much in the way of larger purpose. Or at least not yet! Gamberini and co. hope that the five greenhouses might serve as models for a more sustainable food system — one that can produce crops with minimal impact:

In fact, the biospheres are attracting wildlife. Octopuses seem to like taking shelter under the structures, and endangered seahorses have gathered beneath the biospheres to develop nurseries. Crabs have also been known to crawl up the anchors and into the greenhouses.

Just stay away from my salty strawberries, crabs, and we’ve got ourselves a deal.

A beautiful, whimsical deal. See?

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Filed under: Business & Technology, Food, Science
Categories: Environment

Happy Canada Day! There are needles in my potato

Grist.org - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:57

Today is Canada Day, and really all you need to know to properly observe this day is that Prince Edward Island — Canada’s version of Delaware, more or less — is home to a place I like to call “The Canadian Potato Museum.” I like to call it that because that is exactly what it is. Here’s a description from this hallowed institution’s website:

The Canadian Potato Museum is a living testament to the humble tuber and those who have tilled the soil in its evolution. It celebrates all things “potato” by being a collection of agricultural and Community artifacts.

All this is to say: Canadians take their potatoes very, very seriously. Which is why whoever is running around sticking honest-to-god needles in PEI potatoes is fucking with the natives of this fair island in a uniquely sinister way.

The PEI Potato Board, accordingly, has made it a half-million dollar (Canadian dollars, but still) priority to bring this psychopath to justice. From VICE:

The case came to public attention last October, after workers at Cavendish Farms in New Annan, PEI, found needles in potatoes they were processing. The potatoes were traced to the neighboring Linkletter Farms in Summerside.

Those potatoes never made it to grocery stores, but consumers in four Canadian provinces found more needles in the following months, prompting immediate recalls of potatoes from two companies. The most recent documented case, in neighboring Nova Scotia, came in May of this year, though the exact origin of the potatoes was not released. In all, there were about a dozen cases of tampered potatoes found throughout Atlantic Canada in May.

The PEI Potato Board responded initially by offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the perpetrator. They raised the sum to $100,000 shortly after, and again to $500,000 on Monday.

Who could it possibly be? Some goddamn water-loving environmentalists are unlikely suspects — either way, going after the potatoes is going too far:

There are circumstantial links between two of the main targets of the tampering and the irrigation issue. The president of Cavendish Farms appeared before a committee last year to press for the right to dig deep water wells, while environmentalists have supported retaining an existing moratorium. Gary Linkletter of Linkletter Farms also called on the province the reexamine the moratorium, according the National Post.

This Canada Day, think of our friends to the north and their potato struggle. It’s the neighborly thing to do.


Filed under: Food, Living
Categories: Environment

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