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P&G “Take a Load Off” Campaign, Together with Actress Vanessa Lachey, Empowers Consumers Nationwide to Switch to Cold Water Laundry Washing This Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day 2012, P&G today launched its “Take a Load Off” campaign, encouraging U.S. consumers to switch to cold water laundry washing to help save energy and cut down on household utility costs. When doing laundry, heating water can account for up to 80 percent of the energy used per wash load in the U.S. The campaign is part of Future Friendly, P&G's conservation education initiative designed to raise awareness that taking simple steps to save energy, save water and reduce waste can make a meaningful impact on the environment.

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Grand Openning of Strong's Brick Oven Pizzeria

Strong's Brick Oven Pizzeria is opening April 5 at 336 Monmouth St. Newport, Ky 41071. Authentic Old World Brick Oven Pizza

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Teachers Selected to Attend the National Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

Two hundred grade-school teachers from across the United States have been selected to participate in the 2012 national Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, an innovative professional development program designed to enhance math and science teaching skills. This year’s national academy will be held at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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FRX Polymers Inc. Raises $26.7MM Series B Financing

FRX Polymers Inc. (“FRX” or the “Company”) announced today that it has closed its Series B financing for $26.7 million. On June 6, 2011, the Company announced that it had completed its Series B $15.7MM round, but kept the round open due to significant interest from new investors. The second close was led by DB Masdar Fund (DBM) and BASF Venture Capital. Also participating in this second closing were investors from Series A and the first close of Series B, Capricorn Cleantech Fund and Israel Cleantech Ventures (ICV). The funds will be used to partially finance FRX’s first commercial scale production facility, scheduled to come on stream during Q4 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium, as well as to expand its Swiss pilot facility, build out its team, and complete its global product registration process.

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Alion Awarded Two Contracts to Help Korean Hydro and Nuclear Power Meet Nuclear Safety Requirements

In nuclear plants, ensuring that safety systems can operate under the stress of an accident or natural disaster is crucial. The cooling system depends on “sump strainers,” which filter debris from the water that cools the reactor. Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned engineering, R&D, IT and operational solutions company, has won two contracts to perform both hydraulic and structural analysis on replacement sump strainers at eight Korean nuclear units for Korean Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP).

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Cyclone Power Technologies Signs Teaming Agreement with Biomass Gasifier Technology Company, Enginuity Energy

Cyclone Power Technologies (OTCQB: CYPW) developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced today that it has signed a Teaming Agreement with Enginuity Energy LLC, an innovator and manufacturer of biomass gasifiers. Under this agreement, the parties have joined forces to pursue government funding and commercial applications for distributed biomass-to-power systems that will utilize both companies’ patented technologies.

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Online printer ink retailer, 4inkjets, continues strong environmental push with new green facility

Following a remarkable year in 2011, LD Products, d/b/a 4inkjets.com began 2012 by moving into a new, state-of-the-art, and energy efficient facility in Long Beach, California. The 110,000 square foot building houses the corporate offices, retail store, and warehouse of the printer ink merchant.

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New Microsite Places Natural Resources Under the Microscope

A microsite dedicated to the natural resource industries has been launched today by Carl Zeiss. The sustainable use of natural resources is dependent upon improving the efficiency of the mining, refining and end production industries. The new microsite from Carl Zeiss addresses the challenges for natural resource industries and demonstrates how pioneering microscopy solutions can overcome these.

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IKEA Powers-up Solar Energy Panels at Portland, OR Store

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its store in Portland, Oregon. The 62,500-square-foot PV array consists of a 497.3-kW system, built with 2,072 panels. IKEA Portland’s program will produce approximately 568,900 kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 432 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 77 cars or powering 48 homes yearly (calculating clean energy equivalents at www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html).

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New Report Shows Over 70% of Californians Going Solar Choose Solar Service Over Buying a System

Sunrun, the nation’s leading home solar company, and PV Solar Report, an authority on solar market data, today announced that nearly 3 out of 4 Californians who go solar choose solar power service over purchasing a system. Also known as 3rd-party-owned solar, solar power service reached a record adoption level of 73.4 percent of the California home solar in February 2012. It first surpassed the option to buy a system in July 2011.

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