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Viva Editions Releases Audiobooks for Summer DIY Crafts and Projects

PR Web - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 08:44

Viva Editions authors Maggie Oman Shannon and Billee Sharp offer crafts and projects for summer

(PRWeb June 28, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Southland Organics Big ole Bird Poultry Probiotic Approved for Use in...

PR Web - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 08:44

Big ole Bird is the first of its kind in the growing poultry industry. As a registered material approved for use in Certified Organic Food Production, Big ole Bird will provide tremendous advantages...

(PRWeb June 28, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties Adds New Agents to its...

PR Web - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 08:44

Gilbert Hirscher of Jefferson, Leighton Ashley of Oliveria, Shawn Dacey of Delhi, and Travis O’Dell of Hancock have recently joined Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties as licensed real estate...

(PRWeb June 28, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

MR Direct – Attracting the Attention of American Architects

PR Web - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 08:44

AIA Expo-2014 features MR Direct sinks, faucets and virtual-reality technology.

(PRWeb June 28, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Discounted SDI to HDMI Converters Provided by China Electronics...

PR Web - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 08:44

Recently, the well-known electronics accessory company from China, has added a new selection of SDI to HDMI Converters to its product line. And, it is now offering great discounts for these practical...

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Useful SMA RF Connectors Recently Unveiled by China Electrical...

PR Web - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 05:44

Recently, LenoRF has happily unveiled its new assortment of SMA RF connectors. What’s more, a big promotion is launched by the company.

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Fadhits.com Offers Great Discounts For Its Top Rated Wedding Dresses

PR Web - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 05:44

Recently, Fadhits.com, an innovative company that provides many kinds of wedding dresses and women’s special occasion dresses, has announced its new range of 2014 wedding gowns.

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Beautiful Pink Bridal Dresses Added To iFitDress.com’s Product...

PR Web - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 02:43

Recently, iFitDress.com has unveiled its beautiful collection of pink bridal dresses. As a special offer for the 2014 World Cup, all these new items are offered at discounted prices, up to 61% off.

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

New Species of Moth Named for Cherokees

PR Web - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 02:43

Cherokeea attakullakulla discovered in the Cherokee Nation's ancestral homeland.

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Market Correction Would Give Buying Opportunity

PR Web - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 02:43

Peoples Home Equity comments on this weeks GDP growth rate report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Atomic Spectroscopy Market Worth $5.5 Billion by 2018 - New Report by...

PR Web - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 02:43

The demand for atomic spectroscopy instrumentation has been quite robust due to its wide arena of applications....

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Graphic Connections Group Buys Monogram World Embroidery

PR Web - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 23:43

The acquisition will bring more customers, production capability to GCG's apparel division.

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

USA Water Ski Foundation to Unveil New Website

PR Web - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 23:43

The new website will provide users with a variety of new improvements.

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Harris Teeter Donates $45,000 to Local Food Banks

PR Web - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 23:43

Three Hampton Roads Food Banks Each to Receive $15,000

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Make Me Care: Can ranchers and foodies be friends?

Grist.org - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:55

Howdy! In this week’s Make Me Care, we’re taking a slightly different tack. Instead of interviewing another writer, I’m talking to my ranching father about the food movement and sustainability. I recently wrote a piece about why foodies and mid-size farmers need to learn to get along. It’s clear my dad and I both already care — but can we find common ground? We weather shoddy rural internet and rascally barn cats to find out. Watch the video now!

On Monday, I’m publishing a broader essay on our ranch and what I found out from talking to my pops. (The actual interview ran an hour. Someone buy the editor all of the beers.) Stay tuned! 


Filed under: Food
Categories: Environment

Meet the brazen scientist who’s taking over NASA’s high-powered climate lab

Grist.org - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:42

When the legendary James Hansen announced his retirement last year as director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) — a leading climate research group — it was because, after a half-dozen citations and arrests from climate and Keystone XL protests, the 72-year-old could tell that the government organization was tiring of his tricks. But this left anyone wonkish enough to be paying attention wondering: Who was bold enough to replace him?

Earlier this month, NASA came out with the answer: Gavin Schmidt, an imperturbable champion of science. While his name isn’t as known as his predecessor’s – at least, not yet — he’s still pulled some pretty noteworthy stunts. He’s unafraid to talk climate change with the most obnoxious of skeptics or deniers, and is known for steadfastly sticking to the data amidst flurries of spin. Schmidt’s also got more than 120 scientific publications to his name, was a founding member of the influential RealClimate blog, and has talked climate science in a digestible way on everything from the TED circuit to The Daily Show.

But does he have it in him to be the next Hansen? No – because Schmidt, 46, isn’t looking to fill anyone’s shoes but his own. And, based on a recent interview with Grist, we think he’s already got a pretty good pair on him, too. While he might not be out there storming the streets, Schmidt’s combo of scientific cred and wry ‘tude makes us wonder: Did NASA just replace one rabble-rouser with another? Here’s why we’re keeping an eye on the climate hawk:

He tells it like it is.

“My communication focus has really been on increasing the level of public discourse so that when we argue, we argue about real things,” he says. He’s known for his efforts to debunk papers and articles that don’t get the story right – be it in the comments, on RealClimate, or on Twitter. In 2011 the American Geophysical Union (AGU) gave him their Climate Communication Prize, noting, “He has transformed the climate science dialogue on the web and thereby elevated communication of this science,” colleagues said.

He’s got a wry sense of humor.

Watch Schmidt wax poetic about the process that is science — and talking-while-eating etiquette – in this great animated conversation with the Perrin Ireland of the Natural Resources Defense Council:

He understands that the future is now.

At this year’s headline TED conference, Schmidt smartly laid out what climate models are all about: not seeing into the future, but making the best-informed decisions that we can now. “The future is unknown, the future is uncertain, and there are choices,” he said in his talk. “We can do some more work to mitigate the emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere … or we can just leave it to fate and continue on with a business-as-usual type of attitude.” He continued, “The models are skillful, but what we do with the information from those models is totally up to you.”

Where most people see complexity, he sees opportunity.

When it comes to modeling climate we may crave simple answers, but “some things are kind of irredeemably complex, and you just have to embrace that,” Schmidt says. “But if you’re talking to real people, if you’re talking to policy makers, that’s actually a good place to start … Policy makers know that the issues are connected – air pollution is connected to climate change, urban living is connected, building codes are connected. I think when scientists try to spin too simple of a story, people don’t connect because they see that there are complications.”

He makes climate modeling chic (almost).

How many climate modelers have gotten profiled in The New York Times while sipping coffee on an NYC park bench and making deep statements like, “The climate is like the city”? Schmidt sets the standard.

He juggles — and once broke an arm while playing unicycle hockey.

Behind the hard-ass front, he really just wants to connect.

He may have a reputation for being brash, but part of what got him out of his start in math theory and into climate science was that he figured out climate was something people actually cared about. “Instead of telling somebody at a party that you’re a mathematician and having them kind of immediately go off and talk to somebody else,” he said that when he started telling people he works in climate change he felt more of a spark. “People have a kind of visceral connection to climate … people are really, really interested.”


Filed under: Article, Climate & Energy
Categories: Environment

California’s cap-and-trade program will fund environmental justice

Grist.org - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 21:19

Have poor Californians hit the environmental-health jackpot?

The money raised through the sale of carbon credits under the state’s young carbon-trading program is earmarked for projects that help the climate and the environment. And under a law passed a couple of years ago, SB 535, 25 percent of that money must go to programs that provide benefits to disadvantaged communities, with 10 percent to be spent on projects located directly within those communities. Disadvantaged communities are determined by the state based on pollution levels and socioeconomic factors. They are typically poor neighborhoods of color, where health is compromised and lives are cut short by pollution from the refineries and power plants whose greenhouse gas emissions are being capped.

A $156 billion budget signed recently by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) outlines how the state will spend $872 million expected to be raised over the coming year through the sale of carbon credits. (Note that the $832 million figure in the chart below excludes a $40 million emergency appropriation to help manage the drought.)

California Department of Finance

A quarter of $872 million is $218 million. That money will be spread across projects that benefit disadvantaged communities, such as efforts to reduce pollution from trucks that pass through them. The 10 percent, or $87 million, that must go toward projects inside those communities will help plant trees in cities, provide affordable housing near transit lines, and improve energy efficiency in homes.

Which is great. But, despite its sunny reputation as an environmental and social leader, California remains plagued by income inequality and environmental injustices, and these funds will go only a small way toward addressing those problems. As Vien Truong, an official with the Berkeley-based nonprofit Greenlining Institute, which helped draft the SB 535 bill and implementation plan, notes in a recent Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review article:

Although there is a rising environmental movement — with corresponding social and financial investments in being “green” — the benefits of clean technology have been available and accessible almost entirely to the wealthy few who can afford them. Many in low-income communities are economically locked out of these resources, even though it could be argued that those areas are in greater need of the energy and cost savings from emerging, clean technologies.

As the wealth gap widens, there is a growing disparity between the effects of environmental policies on the ecological haves and have-nots. …

The passage of SB 535 is an example of a policy effort that is paying more attention to the resource gaps and needs of low- income communities. It is a start, but woefully insufficient. Greater efforts must be made to persuade all environmental policymakers and advocates — even those who are “mainstream” and not necessarily representing low-income communities and communities of color — to develop policies that are similarly responsive to the nation’s highest need communities.

So, no, California’s poor have not hit a jackpot. But at least the state’s high-profile carbon-trading program is paying some dividends for those who are hurt the most by polluters.


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

Global Orthopedic Devices Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth,...

PR Web - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 20:43

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Global Orthopedic Devices Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse...

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

The Nature Conservancy Announces World Bank/GEF Contribution of US$7.2...

PR Web - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 20:43

Funding will support larger regional effort to protect important marine habitats for the sake of local livelihoods and tourism in the region.

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

International District Energy Association Awards Highest Personal...

PR Web - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 20:43

Industry association honors Stan Gent with person-of-the-year award

(PRWeb June 27, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

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