Recent Environment releases

Loro Parque Foundation renews its commitment to nature by allocating one million dollars to conservation projects

[PRESSWIRE] Puerto de La Cruz - December 5th, 2018 -- The Loro Parque Foundation recently held the annual meeting of its Advisory Committee, which has decided how to distribute the $1,000,000 that the Foundation dedicates each year to nature conservation projects carried out in the five continents.  The meeting took place in Puerto de La Cruz, the city where both the non-profit organisation and its main sponsor, Loro Parque, are based.

Loro Parque and Poema del Mar join other aquariums and the European Commission to fight against plastic

[PRESSWIRE] Puerto de La Cruz - November 7, 2018 -- As part of their commitment to the protection of wild species and their natural habitats, Loro Parque and Poema del Mar have decided to join forces with the European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme, as well as other international partners, to launch a coalition of aquariums to fight plastic pollution. Aquariums around the world will organise permanent activities at their facilities and change their policies to eliminate all single-use plastic items.

Ugly and Facing Extinction: ‘World’s ugliest frog family’ faces extinction

[PRESSWIRE] La Paz, Bolivia - 10 October, 2018 -- What may well be the world’s ugliest family of frogs is facing extinction before some of them even have a name for their species - due to a deadly fungus, climate change and pollution.

Deep Sea in the grand aquarium Poema del Mar - an exhibition with the largest curved window in the world

[PRESSWIRE] Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - 10 July, 2018 -- The gran aquarium Poema del Mar, recently opened in the heart of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, offers its visitors a unique opportunity - a trip to the very depths of the ocean with its Deep Sea exhibition, featuring the world's largest curved window, 36 metres wide, 7.35 metres high and 39 centimetres thick.

Climate Change Breakthrough: Large-scale capture of atmospheric CO2 shown to be feasible and affordable

[PRESSWIRE] June 7, 2018 - Squamish, B.C. – Announced today, Carbon Engineering (CE), a Canadian-based clean energy company, has published new research that proves CO2 can now be captured from the atmosphere for less than $100USD per ton. Released in a peer-reviewed paper, CE’s breakthroughs in Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology demonstrate, for the first time, a scalable and cost-effective solution for removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

Alliant Energy investing in renewables to keep costs low for customers

 [PRESSWIRE] MADISON, Wis., May 30, 2018 -- Alliant Energy's Wisconsinenergy company has filed plans with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to build a wind project that will lower energy costs for Wisconsin customers starting in 2020. The proposed project will be located in North Central Iowa, which has consistently strong wind resources.

Metsä Wood Launches a Groundbreaking Platform for Open Source Wood

 [PRESSWIRE] WASHINGTON, May 15, 2018 -- The Open Source Wood initiative was launched in June 2017 by Metsä Wood in order to accelerate growth in urban wood construction. The new opensourcewood.com offers a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration. The service is free and welcomes all organisations and individuals.

Metsä Wood eröffnet bahnbrechende Plattform für Open Source Wood

 [PRESSWIRE] WASHINGTON, May 15, 2018 -- Die Open Source Wood-Initiative wurde im Juni 2017 von Metsä Wood ins Leben gerufen, um das Wachstum im städtischen Holzbau zu beschleunigen. Die neue Seite opensourcewood.com bietet eine Plattform für Zusammenarbeit und Wissenstransfer. Der Service ist kostenlos und richtet sich an alle Unternehmen und Personen.

Avidbots Bringing Robots to the Education Market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 [PRESSWIRE] KITCHENER, Ontario, April 17, 2018 -- Avidbots Corp. today announced that United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) will be deploying the Avidbots Neo floor cleaning robot to improve the productivity of their cleaning teams, reduce costs, and promote robotics and innovation throughout the UAE.

Majorca to Host the Second Edition of Smart Island World Congress

 [PRESSWIRE] BARCELONA, Spain, April 9, 2018 -- The strengthening of the relations between island territories in order to tackle challenges such as climate change, economic competition, technological innovation and tourism will be the main objectives of the second edition of the Smart Island World Congress (SIWC), the world-leading meeting on smart islands.