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Microsoft threw the switch on its new mega data center in Dublin on July 1 and expects to do same for the one it's built in Chicago on July 20. The facilities are meant to support the company's Online, Live and cloud services. Dublin is Microsoft's first mega site outside the U.S. It covers 303,000 square feet capable of 5.4 megawatts of power, now on its way to 22.2 megawatts with demand. The Chicago site covers 700,000 square feet, the size of 16 football fields, with 30 megawatts to start and capable of 60 megawatts. Two-thirds of the place is optimized for containerized servers, which Microsoft says conserve energy. Each of the pre-packaged containers holds 1,800-2,500 servers. Microsoft says their density can exceed traditional data centers by 10 times. ... (more)

Grumeti Reserves and Paul Tudor Jones Partner with Singita To Expand Eco-Tourism in Tanzania

ARUSHA, Tanzania, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Grumeti Reserves and Paul Tudor Jones today announced that they have invited Singita, the world renowned eco-tourism and leisure operation, to partner with them in the further development of Grumeti Reserves, the 340,000 acre (140,000 Ha) safari destination bordering the Serengeti National Park. In addition, Paul Jones has purchased a minority interest in Singita's management company to help foster eco-tourism efforts in the region. Under the agreement, the tourism and affiliated operations of Grumeti Reserves will be managed and globally promoted by Singita to accelerate the growth of the hospitality industry and eco-tourism efforts in the Serengeti region. Three exceptional lodges have been constructed in Grumeti Reserves: Sasakwa Hill Lodge, a hilltop lodge in the style of an English manor home with awe-inspiring views ove... (more)

Flexible Solutions International, Inc. CEO Featured in Exclusive Interview With

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 11, Dan O'Brien, Chief Executive Officer for Flexible Solutions International, Inc. updated the investment community in an exclusive interview with . Topics covered in the interview include an overview of the Company and the markets it serves, recent press releases, current capitalization, upcoming strategic and financial milestones. To hear the interview in its entirety, visit , and click on "Interviews." Interviews can be accessed either by locating the respective company's ticker symbol under the appropriate exchange on the left-hand column of the "Interviews" section of the site, or by entering the Company's ticker symbol in the Search Archive window. About Flexible Solutions International, Inc.: Flexible Solutions International, Inc. (, ... (more)

US Membrane Separation Technologies Market

NEW YORK, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US Membrane Separation Technologies Market US demand to increase 7.1% annually through 2016 Demand for membranes in the US is expected to increase 7.1 percent per year to $5.4 billion in 2016. Advances will be supported primarily by the continued adoption of environmental regulations that require purity levels that are best achieved with membrane separation technologies. Additionally, ongoing interest in minimizing waste and recycling or reusing input fluids will stimulate gains in membrane demand, especially in the industrial market. Water recycling is also being embraced by ... (more)

FOX Business Network's John Stossel Interviews GelTech Executives

JUPITER, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 07/27/12 -- GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques globally, announced that Peter Cordani, FireIce inventor and GelTech Solutions chief technology officer, and Ed Kleiman, GelTech Solutions wildland fire coordinator, were interviewed by FOX Business Network's John Stossel show which aired at 9:00 PM EDT Thursday. The show will air tonight at 9pm and 12am EDT and Saturday at 3pm EDT on FOX News Channel. The episode will also be replayed this Saturday at 9pm and 12am EDT on the FOX Business Network. The show focuses on the US Forest Service's tactical approach in fighting wildfires, as well as their performance in the recent wildfires in Colorado. John Stossel questioned why the US Forest Service has faile... (more)

Delta Faucet Delivers Smarter Ways To Live With Water Through Expanded Product Portfolio

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2011 WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year, Delta Faucet Company is committed to helping consumers find smarter ways to live with water. This declaration, which focuses on improving product efficiency without compromising a user's experience, is reinforced by the Delta® brand's recent expansion of its product portfolio, which now includes several new water efficient products. "As one of the world's largest manufacturers of faucets, showers and now, toilets, Delta Faucet Company has an enormous responsibility to help people use water efficiently without compromising their experience," said Richard O'Reagan, president of Delta Faucet Company. "We remain focused on continuously developing new products and pioneering technologies that address global water concerns and ... (more)

Ygrene Energy Fund Expands Executive Team

SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ygrene Energy Fund, a leading provider of commercial and residential energy upgrade programs for local governments, today announced the addition of two members to its senior leadership team. Joining the company are John Hudson as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Jason Mittelstaedt as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategy. (Logo: Through Ygrene's turnkey Clean Energy Programs, municipalities can efficiently tap the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing model and enable property owners to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation and building resiliency projects with no upfront costs. These upgrades are repaid through annual property taxes, rather than as a traditional personal or business loan. In the... (more)

Esri Helps The National Audubon Society Build National Bird Map for Habitat Conservation

REDLANDS, Calif., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Esri and the National Audubon Society are working on an initiative to provide geospatial data and map production abilities to Audubon's 467 chapters, 47 education centers, and all 22 US state offices. Audubon will meld Esri's cutting-edge GIS mapping technology with the latest scientific species data to study and reduce bird habitat losses. (Logo: Each Audubon state office, nature center and chapter will receive Esri's ArcGIS software and access to a vast library of the latest authoritative data and scientific research via Esri's GIS cloud platform, ArcGIS Online. Audubon  will use the platform to study birds and other species by combining years of field data collected by Audubon scientists as well as government, academic, and wildlife protection nonprofits source... (more)

Ygrene's Popular Building Upgrade Program Now Available in Sacramento and Yolo Counties

SACRAMENTO, Calif, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ygrene Energy Fund, a leading provider of building upgrade financing, today announced the expansion of its successful PACE financing programs to Sacramento and Yolo counties. This makes Ygrene – and its 100 percent financing for energy efficient, renewable energy and water conservation building improvements – available to thousands of additional property owners across Sacramento and Yolo counties. (Logo: Owners of both commercial and residential properties are encouraged to visit or to search their property, receive an instant building upgrade pre-qualification amount based on their property's value, and apply online. Thousands of eligible improvements qualify, including heating and air conditioning systems, solar technology,... (more)

Willdan Honored in Brill Awards for IT Efficiency Program

Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Willdan Energy Solutions (Willdan)—a leading national provider of specialized energy, water and resource management services—in partnership with AEP Ohio, and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society and world’s authority for chemical information, were honored by the Uptime Institute with its coveted Brill Awards for Efficient IT for the development and deployment of a new high-density, high-performance compute cluster for CAS. The CAS/AEP Ohio/Willdan team’s entry was evaluated by more than 90 industry professionals and, according to the Uptime Institute, was recognized as the best submission received from North America in the IT Systems Efficiency category. “This award recognizes a great project that comprised industry-leading technology, stron... (more)

Whale Watching In Australia

“The winch, synchronized with the flensers knife, accelerates, and the bada ~ (the Norwegian word for baleen) with a wrenching tear, parts from the whale and swings wildly up into the air and outboard over the ship’s side, just grazing the bulwarks. During the half-second when it is outboard the winchman lets go his brake, and the lethal mass, which would smash to pulp anyone or anything in it’s way, plunges down toward the sea ~ usually! I’ve seen maybe five or six men killed by the bada alone’, Davison told me.....” —from ‘Of Whales and Men’ There’s romance in the old whaling days, and one cannot help but to be fascinated by the stories of this bygone era ~ The men who paddled out in small boats armed with hand held harpoons to do battle with the great whales. Many drowned and even the more modern whaling operations in the early to mid 1900’s had a high level of d... (more)