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  • New ‘cool’ initiative to slash UN’s own emission of greenhouse gases

    In a bid to have the United Nations lead by example, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today unveiled “Cool UN,” a three-pronged initiative which seeks to limit the use of air conditioning, slash greenhouse gas emissions and save money. The new programme – which will begin this Friday – will raise the thermostats at the Secretariat building in New York by five degrees from 72 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit ...


    By United Nations

  • Seawater greenhouse plan for Jordan

    Seawater greenhouses, solar power plants and other new green technologies will be brought together in Jordan in an attempt to turn its desert into a producer of crops, fresh water and electricity. The governments of Jordan and Norway signed an agreement last month (11 January) to build a 20-hectare demonstration centre near Aqaba on the Red Sea. They will work with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Greenhouse gases reach record levels

    The main greenhouse gases have reached their highest levels recorded since pre-industrial times, according to the World Meteorological Organization's 2009 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The report also highlights concerns that global warming may lead to even greater emissions of methane from Arctic areas. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA finds greenhouse gases (GHGs) harmful

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes emissions reporting mandatory A major cause of climate change is the harm that is done to the Earth by man-made chemicals. Whilst chemicals, such as those used to produce day by day items, operate equipment and generally make life easier, are necessary, they present a threat to the environment. EPA Place Limits on GHGsGovernments around the world ...


    By Verisae

  • Greenhouse Gases, Not El Nino, Fueled U.S. Heat in 2006

    BOULDER, Colorado, August 28, 2007 (ENS) - Greenhouse gases probably accounted for more than half of the widespread heatwave felt across the continental United States in 2006, according to a new study that will be published September 5 in 'Geophysical Research Letters,' a publication of the American Geophysical Union. Led by meteorologist Martin Hoerling at the National Oceanic ...

  • New Energy Star Tool Offers Warm Homes and Cool Savings

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 24, 2007) With winter just around the corner, consumers now have access to a tool that can help them reduce their energy bills up to 25 percent by making some simple improvements around their home. The new tool from EPA, the Energy Star Home Advisor, provides consumers with customized recommendations for improving energy efficiency and comfort at home. Using energy more ...

  • Greenhouse Company Golden Pacific Structures Consolidated by Rough Brothers Inc.

    Rough Brother Inc. is absorbing the Golden Pacific product line. Rough Brothers Inc. and Golden Pacific structures of Redlands, CA, have agreed to merge their products under the Rough Brothers Greenhouse line. The two companies, each with strong reputations for quality commercial greenhouses, have been partnered and competed ...


    By Rough Brothers Inc.

  • Commercial Greenhouses See 35% Increase In Revenue With TruLite LED Grow Lights

    TruLite Industries, LLC is at it again, introducing their line of commercial LED grow lights through TruLiteLED.com. TruLite, known for bringing innovative products to the commercial greenhouse marketplace, is positioned to permanently alter how produce is grown on a large scale while showing grow operation owners how to increase revenue by 35% or more. TruLite LED ...


    By TruLite Industries

  • Planting forests at high latitudes can have a cooling effect

    A new study based on high-resolution satellite observations of forests suggests the 'albedo', or reflectivity, of a forest needs to be carefully considered in afforestation schemes designed to mitigate climate change, i.e. carbon balance alone is not a good indicator of mitigation value. The authors argue that the Kyoto Protocol carbon accounting rules grossly overestimate the cooling caused by ...

  • 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

  • EPA Lauds Private Partners for Improving Fuel Economy, Reducing Greenhouse Gases Wal-Mart, Office Depot and IBM Among Winners

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 23, 2007)  EPA yesterday recognized 34 businesses and organizations with its 2007 SmartWay Excellence Awards for environmental leadership in reducing fuel consumption and lowering greenhouse-gas emissions from big trucks. 'Recipients of this year's SmartWay Excellence Awards are showing the financial and environmental values of cutting petroleum use in their ...

  • Turn-key Project for Garden & Koala, Adana, Turkey

    Dutch turn-key greenhouse specialist Verbakel-Bomkas is building a state of the art turn-key greenhouse for Garden & Koala in Adana, Turkey. The project is designed to produce Orchids and Saint-Paulia. With it's broad expertise in complete greenhouse projects Vebakel-Bomkas is the general contractor for this project. Our office in Antalya managed by Burak Ergin is coordinating the ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

  • Test and demonstrate water-saving in the Middle East

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is involved in the Middle East setting up research centers in the field of water saving with the aim to test and demonstrate water-saving technology under local conditions. The technology for soilless cultivation with possible recirculation of drain water is an important topic in these centers. Water is not only used for the plants though, a larger part is ...

  • 12 hectares of GATES for Village Farms

    One of the most technologically advanced controlled environment food production greenhouse complexes in the world is currently being built in Monahans, Texas. Earlier this year Village Farms and Verbakel-Bomkas reached an agreement to develop the GATES greenhouse project concept after several years of research and development.  Until June 2011 Monahans, Texas was mostly known for its oil ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

  • VRTX prevails in side by side comparison with chemicals

    By adding environmentally-friendly cooling to ASDA’s list of green goals: to reduce waste, minimise packaging nd save energy, the ASDA distribution center in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, is helping the group live up to the title of ‘Multiple Environmental Retailer of the Year.” VRTX Technologies’ installation at this distribution center is contributing to ASDA's green credentials by saving ...


    By VRTX Technologies

  • 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.

  • Wageningen UR designs horticultural research centers in the Middle East

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is involved in the establishment of horticultural research centers in the Middle East where food security and food safety are important political and social issues. The establishment of a horticultural center starts by formulating a research agenda for the coming years. Based on this agenda and other conditions, like budget, a design is made by Wageningen ...

  • No Climate Benefit Gained by Planting Temperate Forests

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, (ENS) - Planting forests in temperate regions such as the United States and Europe may not yield any benefit for the global climate, and may instead contribute to warming, according to a new study set for presentation Saturday at the American Geophysical Society annual meeting in San Francisco. By contrast, trees planted in tropical rainforests ...

  • Geo-thermal Heating Projects

    Verbakel-Bomkas is aware that the availability of fossile fuels is finite. The use of available natural resources contributes to the development of green businesses. Geo-thermal heat offers many possibilities for horticulture. Geo-thermal heat originates from depths of 500 meter or deeper and comes from earth's core. The heat is useful for heating in both residential as in several industrial ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

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