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Simmons Irrigation Supply Joins EasyTurf Team

PR Web - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:42

EasyTurf, Inc. today named Simmons Irrigation Supply an EasyTurf Authorized Reseller.

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component &...

PR Web - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:42

Machine Health Monitoring Market report covers the market by product, component, application, and geography. It provides a detailed analysis of the current market scenario and the estimation till...

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Trail & Ski is Now an Authorized Superfeet Dealer

PR Web - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:42

Superfeet products are now available at Trail & Ski.

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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Cell-Based Assay Market by Product, Application & End-User Worth...

PR Web - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:42

The cell-based assays market is rapidly evolving, with a large number of developments taking place to increase accuracy and speed, and reduce costs of drug.

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/cell-based-screening/market/prweb12028945.htm

Categories: Environment

Gimme 8 percent of your lunch! You’re not going to eat it anyway

Grist.org - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 00:05

When presented with a plate of delicious food, do you eat all of it? Every last bit? Is the plate pristine at the end of your eating session? Yes? Well, okay, you are a liar.

A recent study in the International Journal of Obesity found that, on average, we eat 92 percent of the food on a plate. Good news (or bad, depending on how you look at it): If the food is unhealthy, that figure goes down to 81 percent.

What does 92 percent of a meal look like? The friendly staff at Grist have compiled a very helpful guide using your – yes, YOUR – diet as an example!

7:46 AM: A bagel! What a nice, wholesome way to start your day. Too bad you’re only eating this much of it.

12:23 PM: Wow, what a terrific-looking salad. Bonus points for the artfully placed radicchio and perfectly halved cherry tomatoes! Sadly, a few of those perfect li’l leaves are going to waste.

5:15 PM: You know a bar is classy when they give you complimentary olives. Thank god, too, because that salad was not very filling, and honestly, that 8 percent was not going to make much of a difference. Either way, you don’t want to look like a pig, so you have to leave at least one behind. It’s better this way.

 

7:06 PM: Did you really pay $16 for charcuterie? Sorry — no judgment. You are now trying to decide whether devouring the entire thing in 90 seconds will augment the faint nausea you feel after 4 glasses of rosé, or temper it. But obviously, you are not going to devour the whole thing. Only 92 percent, remember?

9:20 PM: This bar is distinctly less classy. You’ve never even seen Cheetos on a menu before, but you’re not arguing. These are objectively pretty unhealthy! You’re probably only going to eat 81 percent of them.

11:46 PM: Seriously, why are you still here?

12:27 PM: Home, sweet — oh, dear.

1:04 AM: YIKES. Wow. The whole bo — ? Okay.

(But not the whole box, really. Only 92 percent.)

10:32 AM: Hi! Good morning! You look great. Fantastic news — because we hate food waste, we saved the little bits of leftover food that you didn’t eat yesterday. Here is what that looks like:

Happy breakfast — enjoy! Wait, where are you going?


Filed under: Article, Food, Living
Categories: Environment

You’d scream, too, if you were this close to a collapsing iceberg

Grist.org - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 22:23

Climate change is melting ice at both ends of the planet – just ask the researchers who published two papers in May saying that a major expanses of Antarctic ice are now undergoing a “continuous and rapid retreat” and may have “passed the point of no return.”

As the poles melt, icebergs are breaking off and drifting with greater ease, creating a world of problems for humans and animals alike. In Antarctica, warmer winters mean icebergs aren’t held in place as they once were, and are now colliding with the ocean floor more frequently, laying waste to a complex ecosystem. In Greenland, summer icebergs – like one twice the size of Manhattan that broke off 2012 – can clog up shipping lanes and damage offshore oil platforms.

But whether climate change set it free or not, even a single ‘berg can be dangerous if you get too close, as this couple discovered when they took a look at one floating off the coast of Newfoundland, in eastern Canada.

h/t to Minnesota Public Radio News for finding this one.

This story was produced by Mother Jones as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.


Filed under: Climate & Energy
Categories: Environment

Dead elephants, plagues, and rats: Why the sixth extinction is bad for you and everyone you know

Grist.org - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 22:02

Hey, remember the dinosaurs? Yeah, neither. All it took was one massive asteroid, and all the dinos were wiped off the face of the planet. Well, there’s a new asteroid in town: us.

New research published in the journal Science lays out the scope of the destruction we’ve wrought — and suggests that it’s going to come back to bite us. Not only will the so-called sixth extinction make that wildlife safari you’ve always wanted to take a lot less interesting, it could increase disease and make it even harder to feed our own ever-growing population. Happy weekend!

Similar to previous extinction events, the large, cute animals (like elephants and polar bears) are disappearing the fastest: since 1500, more than 320 land-based vertebrates have gone extinct. Which isn’t just bad news for wildlife junkies; their loss translates into a shift in the whole ecosystem. Scientists found that areas in which the big guys disappeared quickly became infested with rodents – who bring all of their disease-carrying parasites with them.

“Where human density is high, you get high rates of defaunation, high incidence of rodents, and thus high levels of pathogens, which increases the risks of disease transmission,” lead author Rodolfo Dirzo says. “Who would have thought that just defaunation would have all these dramatic consequences? But it can be a viscious cycle.”

The sixth extinction also means bad news for those critters that we’re less likely to fawn over, but we’ll probably still miss them when they’re gone. As the human population has doubled since 1979, the number of invertebrate animals (such as insects) has decreased by 45 percent. You might be used to thinking of bugs as unwanted pests, but they do actually help us out in some crucial ways. Like, say, eating. We rely on insects to pollinate about three-quarters of the world’s food crops.

So if you’re not kind of person that’s into animals, so be it. But if you’re the kind of person that enjoys, well, living? Turns out, you could benefit from the animals as much as they could benefit from you.


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

Out-of-touch dads still want gas-guzzling SUVs, apparently

Grist.org - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:56

Watching the cultural backlash against all the mongo SUVs that ran us off roads, CO2′d our cities, and ruined Hype Williams videos for something like two decades remains one of the unexpected pleasures of the recession. Soccer moms now want Priuses instead of Escalades; carmakers embraced fuel efficiency as a selling point; the Tesla S seems poised to own poster space on the bedrooms of car-obsessed teenagers.

But like brachiosaurs in Jurassic Park, Suburbans aren’t dead yet. Today, the New York Times reports that SUV sales have very nearly singlehandedly kept GM afloat with almost $1 billion in profits this year, and the company commands 70 percent of the market. GM’s mastodon-size vehicles sport higher profit margins than its current line of fuel-efficient vehicles, and they inspire loyalty among previous adopters who feel a recovering economy has washed off some of the stink. Judging by the quoted sources, a lot of these folks are dads who just don’t give a shit about gas mileage:

“I didn’t buy the vehicle for the gas mileage,” [Mike Quinto] said. “I bought it for everything it can do for me and my family.” …

Howard Sucher, of Parkland, Fla., knows the feeling. Mr. Sucher has a family of six, including a newborn, and he said even his old Cadillac Escalade was too small. When the new 2015 Suburban became available, he, too, bought it without ever taking a test drive — ordering it early from a dealer in Miami.

“I felt I had no choice,” Mr. Sucher said. “There really is no other large vehicle for a family this big that needs a stroller in the trunk.”

“It actually gets decent mileage on the highway, so that’s a bonus,” he added. “But gas mileage wasn’t a factor in my decision.”

Is it time to worry that the Dawn of the Electric Car might get crushed under 65 tons of American pride? Before we do that, let’s take a quick moment to recall a few more things out-of-touch dads love that miraculously persist as background cultural artifacts, not societal drivers:

1. America’s ‘Horse With No Name’

2. Squishy-butt jeans with “plenty of room”

3. Dave Barry

4. Bathroom joke books

5. Bathrooms

6. Socks ‘n’ sandals

7. Pot (never now, but 40 years ago)

8. Being proud of you, no matter what

See? Harmless curios from bygone eras for us to enjoy on occasion with our dear old dads, ironically or unironically. This is the destiny of the honkin’ SUV.


Filed under: Article, Business & Technology
Categories: Environment

Allstate Self Storage Announces the Use of Innovative Security Systems...

PR Web - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:42

Allstate Self Storage, an innovative and value-conscious self-storage business with several locations in a number of key states, announces the use of innovative security systems to ensure maximum...

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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Florida Hospital Donates a Two Million Dollar Transformational Gift to...

PR Web - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 21:42

Florida Hospital presents MOSI with a $2 million check to keep the science center moving forward and help convert the IMAX DOME Theatre to state-of-the-art 3D digital technology, the only dome theatre...

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Be a patriot, eat less beef

Grist.org - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:43

As Josh Harkinson noted this week, cows are the United States’ single biggest source of methane – a potent gas that has 105 times the heat-trapping ability of carbon dioxide. That’s one major reason why beef’s greenhouse gas footprint is far higher than that of most other sources of protein, according to an EWG study. (Though it’s consumed at a fraction of the rate of beef or chicken, lamb is by far the most carbon intensive of the major meats, according to EWG, since the animal’s smaller body produces meat less efficiently but still produces a lot of methane.)

And EWG’s estimate of beef’s impact may actually be on the conservative side: A study released this week found the greenhouse gases associated with beef to be even higher.

So what should you eat instead of beef? One answer: Chicken, which has a carbon footprint roughly a fifth the size of beef’s. Happily, earlier this week, the National Chicken Council released new research showing that Americans are eating chicken in 17 percent more meals and snacks than they did in 2012. As the chart below shows, chicken consumption has actually been rising steadily for decades. Red meat consumption, meanwhile, has steadily declined over the same period.

The group attributes the spike in chicken consumption to consumers’ perception of poultry as healthier than beef, not its smaller carbon footprint. But the environmental benefits are a great side effect, says Emily Cassidy, an analyst at the Environmental Working Group. “If every American simply switched from beef to chicken, it could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 137 million metric tons of carbon a year, or as much as taking 26 million cars off the road,” she says, citing a recent EWG report.

Still, even as the American appetite for beef has declined over the years, other countries are picking up the slack. Globally, beef and veal production has increased almost 20 percent between 1995 and 2012, according to the Organization for Economically Developed Countries. It’s projected to increase another 11 percent by 2022, a trend that’s largely driven by rising incomes in Asia (and, increasingly, in Africa).

In the face of this environmental onslaught, says Cassidy, really measurable change could only happen if everyone ate vastly less meat – and the only way to achieve that is to change policies that favor livestock feeds like corn.

“Essentially, cheap corn encourages meat to be a big part of our diets,” she says. “If crop subsidies were reined in, meat and especially beef consumption would likely go down.”

This story was produced by Mother Jones as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.


Filed under: Climate & Energy, Food
Categories: Environment

Oxford City Football Club, Inc. (OTCQB:OXFC) To Hold A Press...

PR Web - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:41

CEO of Oxford City FC Thomas Anthony Guerriero the new owner of the MASL team in Beaumont, Texas to be introduced on Thursday.

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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Open Space Authority Board Votes to Put Open Space Funding Measure on...

PR Web - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:41

The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to place the Open Space, Wildlife Habitat, Clean Water and Increased Public Access Funding Measure on the November...

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12046832.htm

Categories: Environment

Biological Drugs Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share,...

PR Web - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:41

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Biological Drugs Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Browse the...

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Stevens Receives Funding to Study Coastal Adaption Impacts on Jamaica...

PR Web - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:41

Three Stevens Institute of Technology professors in Hoboken, NJ are ensuring protective measures for storms are done the right way, as they are receiving $700,000 in funding to study the impact...

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Carbohydrase Market worth $3,717.7 Million by 2019 - Report by...

PR Web - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:41

The report also estimates the market size of carbohydrase, based on application, type, and sources in the key markets: North America, Europe, APAC, and Rest of the World (ROW)....

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

North America Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Market is...

PR Web - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:41

The EGRC minimizes the risk and complexity related to the information governance framework for custom solutions....

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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European Liquid Chromatography Reagents Market is Expected to Reach...

PR Web - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:41

The European liquid chromatography reagents report defines and segments the concerned market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue....

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

NDB Advisory Offering Nationwide PCI DSS QSA Compliance, Audit, and...

PR Web - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:41

NDB Advisory, national providers of PCI DSS QSA compliance, audit and consulting services, are offering fixed fee pricing for Level 1 onsite assessments. Led by PCI-QSA Charles Denyer, a longstanding...

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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Ceramic Coatings Market Expected to Reach $9.41 Billion by 2019 –...

PR Web - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:41

The global ceramic coatings market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.50% from 2014 to 2019 to reach a value of $9.41 Billion. Country-wise, U.S. is the top most consumer of ceramic coating globally -...

(PRWeb July 25, 2014)

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