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Nu Skin Charitable Promotion Reaches Important Milestone: 100,000 Trees Donated to African Nation of Malawi

PROVO, Utah, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS ) announced that more than 100,000 trees are being donated to villages in Malawi thanks to the company's distributors and customers who have purchased Epoch Baobab Body Butter. Since launching the product in Jan...

Easter Seals Festival of Trees Holiday Gala Will Make a Difference for Children and Adults With Autism

CVS Caremark to be honored as top corporate partner CHICAGO, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Join Zoraida Sambolin, co-anchor of the weekday edition of NBC5 News Today and Easter Seals at the 2007 Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago Festival of Trees Holiday Gala. Th...

Live Christmas Trees Can Trigger Mold Allergies

Spore counts soar when evergreens are brought indoors, researchers find FRIDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- While bringing home a live Christmas tree marks the beginning of the holiday season for many, the mold that thrives on its branches can trigger weeks of suffering for some, a new...

Bayer Plants Trees With Chartiers Valley Intermediate School Students, Provides Free Environmental Education Materials

Company Brings Global U.N. Environmental Initiative to Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reaffirming its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, today Bayer employee-volunteers and Chartiers Valley Intermediate School third-graders rolled up their sle...

Scientists Saying Against Trees Sparks Debate

A leading expert in Germany has spawned a major scientific debate by claiming that trees put millions of tonnes of methane into the atmosphere every year exacerbating the greenhouse effect. Amid controversy, Frank Keppler of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry has reaffirmed findings by...

Growth Of Maple Trees Affected By Acid Rain

A new study conducted by researchers from Cornell University has pointed out to the reduction in the number of sugar maple trees as a consequence of acid rain// and alteration in the soil nature due to increase in cars, burning of fossil fuels and establishment of factories in the U.S. The su...

Christmas trees to yield key Tamiflu ingredient

Biolyse Pharma Corp., a closely held Canadian company that extracts chemicals from plants, plans to use used Christmas trees to extract the chemical for making Tamiflu, the drug that treat bird flu.// The trees contain shikimic acid in their pine, spruce and fir needles, Ontario-based Biolyse s...

How trees affect sun exposure

Do not assume that standing under a tree affords complete protection from the sun, say researchers at Hopkins University. When the sun comes out, it's pleasant to sit under a tree and assume that the foliage must be protecting you from the sun. But don't take the shade for granted, say researchers ...

Kashmir University Stops Construction to Save Chinar Trees

Kashmir University Wednesday suspended construction of a guesthouse inside the campus to save a dozen chinar trees from the axe following student protests . Vice Chancellor Abdul Wahid Qureshi halted the construction inside the chinar studded Naseem Bagh campus here. Hundreds of stu...

Humans Can Develop Bat-Like Echolocation

...couple of weeks are enough to distinguish whether you have an object in front of you, and within another two weeks you can tell the difference between trees and a pavement," he said. More information The University of Rhode Island has more about marine mammal echolocation . ...

Confectionery Industry Forecast Is Sweet: Globally Inspired Flavors, Eco-Friendly and Health Minded Trends Lead New Product Innovations

...l product. All chocolate begins with cocoa beans, the fruit of the cacao tree. The tree, Theobroma cacao , produces pods that hold cacao beans. These trees grow only in tropical regions around the world within a close proximity to the equator. Therefore, many exotic locales can lay claim to a connection w...

DaVita Launches First Corporate Social Responsibility Report With Nationwide Community Service Blitz

...fficer of DaVita. Highlights from the Community Care Report include: From building bikes for underprivileged children to planting trees in parks, more than 1,800 DaVita teammates have participated in more than 67 community service projects across the country - totaling more than 11,700...

Nuvilex Renews MedX Master Distribution Agreement and Implements New Pricing for Talsyn Scar Cream

... composed mostly of glycine soja oil (derived from soybeans), aloe vera, and calophyllum oil. Calophyllum oil (tamanu oil), an ingredient derived from trees in the tropics, was revered by ancient Polynesian wound healers for its ability to accelerate healing and improve the appearance of scars. In addition...

Broadlane Receives Environmental Award for Excellence

...ce awards in seven categories for their work and commitment to healthcare and the environment today. The organization will sponsor the planting of 100 trees in Haiti for each award presented. Practice Greenhealth is the nation's leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the hea...

Practice Greenhealth Announces Winners of 2009 Environmental Excellence Awards

... Sustainable Health Care. Awards are presented in seven categories to more than 60 facilities. Practice Greenhealth will sponsor the planting of 100 trees in Haiti for each award presented. A full list of Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence award winners follows. About Practice Gree...

Mitchell and Jopari Say 'Green Transaction Initiatives' Play Key Role in P&C and Group Health Industry Environmental Best Practices

...every 1 million customer electronic bill and payment transactions we process, more than 186 tons of paper are not consumed - the equivalent of 173,000 trees saved; over 9,550 barrels of oil are not burned; and generation of 7,400 tons of greenhouse gasses is avoided. The National Automated Clearinghouse As...

Know Your Asthma Triggers

... (HealthDay News) -- Spring brings many good things, but allergens are not among them, especially if you have asthma. Pollen from blooming flowers, trees and grass is a common asthma trigger that sufferers must learn to cope with this time of year, note officials from the Asthma Research Center at Brigh...

AIBS honors outstanding contributions to biology

... trees), including likelihood and bootstrap methods and phylogenetic comparative methods. He has also worked on likelihood inference using coalescent trees within species. He is author of PHYLIP, the first widely-distributed package of programs for inferring phylogenies, and the book Inferring Phylogenie...

Courageous Cancer Survivors Honored at Intergraph(R) Garden of Hope

... as both a therapeutic venue for cancer patients and survivors to express their emotions through the meaningful planting of beautiful flowers, plants, trees and shrubs, and also a means of raising community awareness about the disease that claimed the lives of more than 500,000 people in the United States ...

Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers

...g along with the warmer temperatures. Demain said it's estimated that 90 percent of the Alaskan tundra will be forested by 2100, and that the types of trees that are most common are changing, too. The warmer temperatures are also attracting insects. In the past, Alaska hasn't had too many stinging insec...

Stonebrook Manor Gives Away Luxurious Wedding Receptions in Colorado

...ck gardens, four waterfalls, two marble hand-crafted gazebos, three pergolas, five arbors, two wishing wells and over 8,000 plants, vines, bushes, and trees have been planned and designed by wedding and banquet event professionals specifically for wedding receptions, banquets, and events in Colorado . Pho...

Artist Contributes to Volunteer Recognition

...customized art includes hearts, flowers and birds to categorize years of service -- a representation of 10 to 30 years of service. "I've imagined that trees represent the growing love and passion that the volunteers represent to the Ronald McDonald House Delaware families, who are here from all around the ...

Aspen Dental Leads Efforts To Clean Up For Earth Day

...oods near the company's local offices. Activities included picking up debris from along local roadways; weeding; raking leaves; and planting flowers, trees and grass in local parks, nature centers and fish hatcheries.      "The level of participation and the enthusiasm dis...

Safety Measures Urged for Tree-Care Workers

... CDC report finds an average of 80 die each year while trimming trees THURSDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Between 1992 and 2007, a...these deaths included being struck by tree branches and trees, falling from trees and equipment used to reach trees, or being electrocuted through contact wi...

Video: NASONEX(R) (Mometasone Furoate Monohydrate) Nasal Spray, 50 mcg* Teams Up With American Forests to Educate Nasal Allergy Sufferers and Help Improve Air Quality

...nic Tree Planted for Each New Player, Up to 20,000 trees KENILWORTH, N.J., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Do...up to 20,000 trees, across the U.S. Low-allergenic trees rank five or below on the Ogren Plant-Allergy Scale (OPALS).(2) Once mature, 20,000 trees are estimated to absorb nearly 1 million pounds of...

Baxa 'Ecological' Program Promotes Benefits of Recycling

...cled paper and cardboard and resulted in the following benefits for 2008: 281 cu yd of landfill airspace saved 1,365 mature trees saved 37,174 gallons of oil saved 1,927 gallons of gasoline saved 562,030 gallons of water saved 329,189 kw-hr of elec...

Hometown Grocer, Local Food Companies Team up to Support Pediatric Patients, Encourage 'Green' Lifestyle

...his picture because we all need our hands to do good and our part to clean our world," said Adam. "And when it's all clean, then we can grow beautiful trees and flowers." Adam was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia in 2006. Since then, he has endured chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. When...

USDA Adds Walnuts to Government Sponsored Meals

...omprised of over 4,800 walnut growers and 58 processors, most of which are family businesses working in the fertile California Central Valley. Walnut trees can produce quality nuts for 75 to 100 years and orchards are often passed down from generation to generation. The California Walnut Board was es...

Sambazon, World Leader in Acai, Stands up for the Amazonian Fruit's True Nutritional Properties

...eal.'" About Sambazon Sambazon is the global market leader in Acai -- a delicious and powerfully nutritious purple berry that grows on palm trees in the Amazon Rainforest. Sambazon's product portfolio of Organic Acai beverages, frozen Acai berry products and Acai supplements are enjoyed by both ...

SmartDraw Helps Hospitals Document and Standardize Processes to Achieve Greater Compliance With Regulatory Agencies

...rganizational chart, SmartDraw is unique because it draws more than 40 different types of visuals for you, including timelines, maps, charts, decision trees and floor plans, resulting in presentation-quality visuals in just minutes. The company’s customers include more than half of the members of the...

Syracuse University researchers build a new surface material that resists biofilm growth

...says. "The goal is to see if the special molecules (trees) can resist or prevent protein from sticking to the overall surface. Put another way, do the trees provide an inhospitable environment for birds (the biofilm) and therefore prevent them from roosting en mass?" The surface the researchers created...

Avoid Spring Cleaning Spills

...g room chair -- when dusting hard to reach areas. Ladders used for chores -- such as washing windows, painting, cleaning gutters and trimming trees -- should be placed on a firm, level surface. Never place a ladder on ground or flooring that is uneven, soft or wet. Over-reaching or leanin...

Pennsylvania State Highlights Education, Treatment Services During 'Problem Gambling Awareness Week'

...al, anonymous and free. Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Edward trees stressed the Lottery's commitment to responsible gaming. The Lottery is adm...Pennsylvanians through the responsible sale and marketing of its products," trees said. "The Lottery encourages players to have fun playing its games with di...

Rx for Wellness: Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Opens

...h-efficiency equipment and window systems. Plus, a variety of woodlands and wetlands were preserved to reduce chemical and irrigation needs, and 3,000 trees have been planted on the property. There also are plans to create walking and biking trails in the wooded area surrounding the hospital. Henry Fo...

Apple peel appeal

.... From 2005󈝳 the team studied the fruit of trees grown from buds on branches with exclusively strip...as of the fruit peel. It was found that blushed trees produced more blushed fruit than striped trees. Li...ings on striped fruit were more intense on striped trees than blushed trees. Position on the tree may al...

Red Cross Caring for People in Eight States as Winter Storm Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Without Power

...s calling for several more days without power, the Red Cross will be there offering shelter and warmth as long as people need us." Ice and downed trees are making travel and access to the affected areas difficult. With phone service out too, officials in some communities are going door-to-door to chec...

Genetic interactions are the key to understanding complex traits

... understand genetic interactions. The researchers turned to a simple organism, the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae , culled from North American oak trees and vineyards, where it grows naturally, to find their answer. "This was a test case," Cohen explains. "If we can't dissect a complex genetic trai...

Old-Growth Forests Dying Off in U.S. West

... THURSDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- trees in old-growth forests in the Western United States...ound that the increase in tree deaths has included trees in a variety of forests, elevations and sizes. Spe...obal warming," he explained. In addition, fewer trees could result in a loss of habitat for animals that...

Allergy Sufferers to Benefit from New, Improved Rapid Relief Medication This Spring

... mucus running down the back of throat. Pollen seasons are predictable, with more people typically suffering from allergy symptoms in the spring when trees are flowering and shedding their pollen. "We are very excited about the introduction of ASTEPRO Nasal Spray here in the United States," said Shar...

How to Avoid a Holiday Trip to the ER

...on't overload your electrical outlets with decoration plugs. Doing so could start a fire or cause a serious electrical shock. Ensure that Christmas trees and decorations are secure, anchored down and sturdy, so that they can't fall or be pulled down by children. If you give your child a new bicycle, ...
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