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  • Ohio State Greenhouse Management Workshop for Greenhouse Growers, Operators and Pesticide Applicators

    New, better ways to control pests will be the focus of Ohio State University’s 2015 Greenhouse Management Workshop in January. Registration is now open, with a discount rate until Jan. 9. The workshop, which is for greenhouse growers, operators and pesticide applicators, takes place Jan. 22-23 in the Ohio Agricultural Research and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • 10% more light in a new greenhouse concept: the Winterlight Greenhouse

    The Winterlight Greenhouse is a new greenhouse concept which gains 10% more light in winter and is currently under construction at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk. The Winterlight Greenhouse has a new type of screen system: Ludvig Svensson high transmittance screen and specially developed diffusing glass. Together with optimization of the construction, more than 10% light gain ...

  • Production and imports of fluorinated greenhouse gases fall in the EU

    Production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) decreased by 5% within the EU in 2011, compared with 2010, when measured in absolute, metric tonnes, according to a recent report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Imports and sales of these powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs) also fell, by 6% and 12% respectively, ...

  • North American countries target “super” greenhouse gases

    Last night, the United States, Canada, and Mexico submitted a proposal to strengthen climate protection under the Montreal Protocol. The proposal targets the production and use of HFCs, a group of 'super' greenhouse gases. If accepted by the other Montreal Protocol Parties, the proposal would deliver climate mitigation equivalent to preventing over 100 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions. This is 10 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GreenHouse Awarded $151 Million Contract to Build a National Security Training Center

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. ("GreenHouse") (OTCBB: GRHU) announced today that it has been awarded a $151 million contract for the design, development and construction of the Carlstrom National Security Training Center ("Carlstrom") in Central Florida. The contract was awarded to GreenHouse's wholly-owned subsidiary, Life Protection, Inc., by the Pinnacle Performance Group, the executive director ...


  • European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard welcomes major step forward to reduce some of the most dangerous greenhouse gases

    Today, the Council's Committee of Permanent Representatives has endorsed an agreement reached between the institutions on the Commission's proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases (F-gases). In welcoming the agreement, Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: "I am very happy to see that our proposal to limit fluorinated gases was unanimously supported by the ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • GreenHouse Holdings, Inc., Selected to Provide Auto Demand Response Services to Bimeda(R)

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has been engaged to implement Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program for Bimeda®, a global supplier of veterinary medicine. GreenHouse has identified over $39,000 of incentives from SCE, for which this ...


  • GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. Selected to Provide Auto Demand Response Services to International Paper

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has been engaged to implement Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program for two International Paper facilities in Camarillo and Santa Paula, CA. Initially, GreenHouse will work with site personnel to ...


  • GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. Selected to Provide Auto Demand Response Services to the City of Carson

    GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GRHU), a leading provider of energy efficiency solutions and sustainable infrastructure products, today announced that it has been engaged to implement Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program for the City of Carson. Preliminary audits conducted by GreenHouse indicate the city will be eligible for over $70,000 of incentives ...


  • GE and Houweling’s Tomatoes Unveil the First Greenhouse Combined Heat and Power Project in the US with Carbon Dioxide Fertilization

    GE (NYSE: GE) and its customer Houweling’s Tomatoes, a leading North American greenhouse grower, today unveiled the first combined heat and power (CHP) greenhouse project in America that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) for use in plant fertilization. Using two of GE’s 4.36-megawatt (MW), ecomagination-qualified ...


    By General Electric

  • Rough Brothers Announces the Acquisition of the Assets of XS Smith

    Rough Brothers Greenhouses, the largest greenhouse manufacturing company in North America announced today that it has bought the assets of XS Smith, Inc. The XS Smith purchased assets; include all manufacturing equipment and inventory, trade names, and all greenhouse structure and systems products and designs. As part of the transaction, Rough ...


    By Rough Brothers Inc.

  • World`s first electrically powered boat for fish farming goes into operation in Norway

    The world's first battery-powered work boat for fish farming has been brought into operation in Norway. The "Elfrida" electric boat is used off the coast of Central Norway by Salmar Farming AS, a Norwegian salmon farmer. Siemens developed and supplied the complete electrical propulsion and control system to the local shipbuilding company, Ørnli Slipp. The double-hulled boat is around ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Milk ain’t oil: EPA sides with common sense

    Yes, the line’s been used a hundred times in the past few days, but warrants repeating: U.S. dairy farmers needn't cry over spilled milk any longer. Beneath the sound and fury of political arguments over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) right (nay, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • EPA Settles with Hydrofarm, Inc. for Selling Unregistered Pesticides

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with Hydrofarm, Inc. for selling two unregistered pesticides in violation of federal pesticide law. As part of the settlement, the Petaluma, Calif.-based Hydrofarm, Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors of agricultural and hydroponic supplies, has agreed to pay $316,000 in fines and has stopped selling both ...

  • Pedro Torres and Horticultorres Introduces New FibreDust Products in Mexico

    In the summer of 2015, Pedro Torres Plaza founded Horticultorres S. de R.L. de C.V., a new company active in the field providing horticultural supplies and consulting to the Mexican greenhouse industry. Before the start of Horticultorres, Torres, an entrepreneur, realized early on that horticulture was his passion. After graduating from ITESM, campus Queretaro as an Agronomist, ...


    By FibreDust LLC

  • EUR 6bn awareness campaign aims to create virtual community of young `changers`

    The public awareness raising campaign on climate change launched by the European Commission in May 2006 moves into a final stage tomorrow that will focus on five Member States – Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria. Launched on World Environment Day, this third phase of the “You control climate change” campaign aims to initiate pro-active dialogue on climate change in these ...

  • Latest agricultural technology innovation

    Companies and breakthroughs most likely to help the world produce more food with less Dwindling water, farmland and fossil-based fertilizers are making it increasingly difficult to feed people today, let alone those expected in the future. Select companies are poised to reinvigorate large scale agriculture with cleantech innovations that help expand yields, increase efficiencies, ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • GM Leads in Energy Reduction Challenge, Saves $90 Million

    DETROIT, Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – General Motors now has 54 facilities meeting a voluntary energy reduction challenge set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – more than any company worldwide. GM saves $90 million in energy costs as a result. To meet the ENERGY STAR®  ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Will large amounts of soil carbon be released to the atmosphere if grasslands are converted to energy crops?

    Grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in the United States may be increasingly converted to growing bioenergy grain crops. Questions abound regarding the fate of carbon sequestered in the soil during the CRP program by perennial grasses if the land is converted to grain crop production and the potential effectiveness of no-till production systems to conserve the sequestered soil ...

  • GLOBE-Net predictions for 2009

    It is customary to wrap up the old year with predictions for the year ahead. GLOBE-Net offers its own list of things to look forward to in 2009 with respect to the ’business of the environment’. There will be nothing dramatically new in 2009 regarding the business of the environment in the sense that trends that are already evident will continue shape events in the near term. For example, spurred ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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