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Housing Market Slows To Benefit Buyers

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:18

The Federal Savings Bank shares and comments on a recent report from Trulia.

(PRWeb June 12, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Three Good Reseller Hosting Suppliers Recommended by...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:18

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

(PRWeb June 12, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

DGS Signs Lease with BrightFarms for Greenhouse Site in the District’s...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:18

Construction Begins Shortly for World’s Most Productive Urban Greenhouse

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BOMI International Designated as an FBPTA-Aligned Education Provider

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:18

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has designated BOMI International’s curriculum as aligning with the skills and competencies required to meet the standards identified in the Federal...

(PRWeb June 12, 2014)

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Categories: Environment

Ford builds cars out of tomatoes while other companies play ketchup

Grist.org - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 17:01

When Ford Motor Company found out Heinz was looking for something to do with the waste byproduct from the over 2 million tons of tomatoes it uses each year, an idea took seed, and together the companies devised a saucy plan: Turn all that tomato waste into plastic for cars.

Ford is using the tagline, “You Say Tomato; We Say Tom-Auto.” Of course, puns like that are far below Grist’s standards, but I think we can all agree the time is ripe for this a-peel-ing plan. If it works, Ford will paste its competition.

Also salsa.

Ford’s media center had this to say:

Researchers at Ford and Heinz are investigating the use of tomato fibers in developing sustainable, composite materials for use in vehicle manufacturing. Specifically, dried tomato skins could become the wiring brackets in a Ford vehicle or the storage bin a Ford customer uses to hold coins and other small objects.

“We are exploring whether this food processing byproduct makes sense for an automotive application,” said Ellen Lee, plastics research technical specialist for Ford. “Our goal is to develop a strong, lightweight material that meets our vehicle requirements, while at the same time reducing our overall environmental impact.”

Ford’s researchers teamed with Heinz, Coca-Cola, Nike, and Proctor & Gamble hoping to develop 100 percent plant-based plastics and reduce the use of petroleum (because god forbid cars should use petroleum). Ford points out that it already uses plant matter in its auto construction, including coconuts, which have long been used in the transportation industry, and soy-foam seat cushions, which apparently taste just like the old beef seat cushions.

Not To be out done, Toyota and GM pointed out they’ve been using lemons for years.


Filed under: Business & Technology, Food
Categories: Environment

Climate change could flood your streets with doo-doo and toxic waste

Grist.org - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:49
Stefan KlocekOakland and surrounds.

Rising seas and ferocious storms linked to global warming won’t just bring water to our doorsteps. In some cities, it will deliver a witches’ brew of sewage from low-lying drains and toxic waste from Superfund sites and industrial areas.

That’s because when seas rise, they don’t just top over shorelines. They can burble up through waterfront infrastructure like sewage systems. New America Media reports from Oakland, a port city built along San Francisco Bay — an estuary that’s vulnerable to the rises in the Pacific Ocean on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge:

Because the flatlands are the lowest part of the city, they receive the overflow in a storm drainage system that relies on gravity and a sewer system that planners expect will be overwhelmed by sustained high water levels or by a storm surge of three or four feet above high tide. Water, and whatever industrial runoff or sewage is mixed with it, would backflow out of storm sewers onto streets, yards and basements.

“Some of the first flooding likely to occur will be in the low lying areas in Oakland, where the poor people happen to live,” said Lindy Lowe, lead senior planner of the Adapting to Rising Tides project of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. …

“Nobody from the hills to the flatlands will be able to flush their toilets” if a storm surge or rising tides were to top four feet, said Jeremy Lowe, sea level rise program manager at ESA and author of tidal wetland design guidelines for San Francisco Bay and an ecosystem-based climate change adaptation plan. …

“Most of the effects on communities will be the flooding of infrastructure,” said BCDC’s Wendy Goodfriend, a senior planner on the Adapting to Rising Tides project, with no where for the water to drain. “Drainage is a problem in East Oakland and West Oakland. These neighborhoods rely on sump pumps,” she said, to deal with saturated yards and homes during rainy seasons.

Short of armoring with New Orleans-style levees, the best adaptation solutions for cities like Oakland could be retrofitting and replacing infrastructure, relocating businesses, and abandoning neighborhoods. That’s a shitty pill to swallow.


Filed under: Cities, Climate & Energy
Categories: Environment

Propell Technologies to Take Delivery of Next Generation Well...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

Milestone Expected to Result in Larger Addressable Market, Easier Operation and Greater Compatibility with US Wireline Configurations.

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Crowdsourced Lobbying Platform Gives People the Power to Influence...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

New tech startup Amplifyd launches crowdsourced social activism platform, helping people more easily and powerfully influence government decisions.

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Categories: Environment

SAE International Again Named One of the Healthiest Employers in...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

For the third consecutive year, SAE International has been named one of the Healthiest Employers of Western Pennsylvania, 100-499 employees category, by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

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Categories: Environment

Chemico Celebrates 25 Years of Business, Fifth Consecutive GM SOY...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

Chemical management firm commemorates milestone and award with luncheon.

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Marijuana Packaging Receives Certifications To Meet Colorado’s ASTM...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

A&A Packaging comments on its newest certifications meeting ASTM and CPSC testing protocols for child resistant containers in order to adapt to the growing retail marijuana industry.

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Underground Mining Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth,...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Under Ground Mining Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full...

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Global Surface Mining Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Surface Mining Market: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full...

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Categories: Environment

Anthracite Coal Mining Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share,...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Anthracite Coal Mining Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store....

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Copper Mining Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth,...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Copper Mining Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full...

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Categories: Environment

Hub International Launches New Online Crisis Management Center

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

New center to provide real-time news and risk communications, and access to crisis preparation resources

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MaineGeneral Hospital Receives USGBC Certification for First...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

MaineGeneral Alfond Center for Health in Augusta, Maine is the first health care facility in Maine and only the second in the nation to be built successfully to the new 2010 LEED gold (Leadership in...

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Categories: Environment

Seoul Semiconductor Helps Young Lighting Designers Shine

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:18

Seoul Semiconductor proudly sponsored three talented young lighting designers from CLTC at UC Davis at Lightfair International 2014 Tradeshow in Las Vegas last week.

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Rustic Decor, Wood Furniture e-tailer JHE's LogFurniturePlace.com...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:18

JHE's LogFurniturePlace.com, purveyors of handcrafted log furniture and country decor items, adds wall coverings to its list of new Rustic Home Accessories

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Max International Celebrates Third Anniversary Since Opening Singapore...

PR Web - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:18

Max International, LLC, a leader of formulated health- and energy-enhancing products, celebrates the third anniversary of its Singapore office. The company will host a celebration event and dinner to...

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