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Farmers and Food Buyers Hook Up at Local Foods Matchmaker Event
"Speed dating" event equals economic development for Vermont
Randolph, Vt - The first Vermont Foods Matchmaker took place at the Three Stallion Inn in Randolph on October 29th. The event brought together over 40 buyers, from the state's largest supermarkets to its finest restaurants as well as non profit groups such as the Vermont Foodbank, to talk one-on-one with Vermont food producers interested in finding new customers. It was a chance for food producers...
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GE Energy and the University of Wyoming Reach Joint Agreement to Advance Cleaner Coal
GE Energy and the University of Wyoming have reached agreement on a proposed development plan for the High Plains Gasification Advanced Technology Center. The agreement outlines the framework for the development, design, construction and operation of the facility, and enables work to begin immediately.
Plans are for the High Plains Gasification Advanced Technology Center to enable...
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CHINA AND ONTARIO SHARE IDEAS FOR A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT
Premier Dalton McGuinty Highlights Opportunities To Cooperate On Innovation
Green innovation was today's theme during Ontario's trade mission to China.
Premier Dalton McGuinty promoted Ontario's environmental achievements and expertise in green technologies at the Jiangsu Symposium on Environmental Protection. It was an opportunity to show how Ontario's strengths match up with China's needs.
Premier McGuinty also delivered a speech at...
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International Display Developer to Expand Its Southern Indiana Operations
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. - Retail display designer and manufacturer idX announced plans today to expand its production and distribution operations here, creating more than 150 new jobs in the next three years.
The St. Louis-headquartered company, which provides retail, hospitality and financial customers with services ranging from display development to managing the construction of...
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CLEAN WATER REFERENDUM WILL HELP REPAIR AGING INFRASTRUCTURE, PUT PEOPLE TO WORK, SAYS
SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, York County - Voters on Election Day will have an opportunity to approve an investment that will provide clean and reliable drinking water and rebuild Pennsylvania's infrastructure while putting 12,000 people to work, said Department of Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger today.
"The improvements needed for our drinking water and wastewater...
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ISLANDERS SUCCEED AT MARITIME FALL FAIR BEEF SHOW
CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI - Sunshine and brilliant autumn colors set the stage for the Maritime Fall Fair in Halifax where Val Townsend, an Angus breeder from Silvenlake, Alberta capably judged the well groomed cattle in the various beef breed classes. She stressed the need for cattle "to be able to travel on good feet and legs and have good mobility to get to the feed box, or around the pasture, as after...
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Use Caution on Iowa's Roadways - Deer are on the Move
A deer-vehicle collision can happen at any time in Iowa and it is important for motorists to remain alert for deer, livestock, other wildlife, and obstacles that can pose a hazard while driving. With fall well under way, it is a time for drivers to exercise even more caution as many deer-vehicle collisions occur in the fall months during the white-tailed deer's breeding season or "rut."
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Informational tools aim to protect wetlands, help landowners
MADISON - New informational tools to protect Wisconsin's remaining wetlands, as well as current and prospective property owners, were unveiled today by the Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association and the Wisconsin Wetlands Association.
"Wetlands are an important part of Wisconsin's landscape, providing scenic beauty, water quality, fish and wildlife...
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District Residents Can Receive $50 to Plant Trees on Their Property
Washington, DC - The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) and Casey Trees are offering $50 rebates to District residents who plant trees on their property. The program also includes a free "Ooze Tube" watering bag to help care for the tree.
"Planting a tree is the original way to green your home, and the benefits last for decades," said DDOE Director George Hawkins. "With the right tree...
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