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At the Office: Green Plants and Open Windows

At the Office: Green Plants and Open Windows

SAN MARCOS, Texas, May 19, 2008 (ENS) – For happier employees, grow plants at the office. Studies on job satisfaction show that workers who spend longer hours under artificial light in windowless offices report reduced job satisfaction and increased stress levels. One such study was published in the February 2008 issue of “HortScience” magazine, a…

Migratory Shorebirds Vanishing Along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Migratory Shorebirds Vanishing Along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

SYDNEY, Australia, April 21, 2008 (ENS) – One of the world’s great wildlife spectacles is under way across Australia. Two million migratory shorebirds of 36 species are gathering around Broome before an amazing 10,000 kilometer (6,200 mile) annual flight to their breeding grounds in the Northern Hemisphere. The birds are preparing to make an annual…

China and Australia to Install Clean Coal Plant in Beijing

China and Australia to Install Clean Coal Plant in Beijing

BEIJING, China, March 8, 2008 (ENS) – Two coal producing nations – Australia and China – signed a formal agreement for research and testing of clean coal technology Thursday in Beijing. The agreement, between the Australian government research organization CSIRO and China’s Thermal Power Research Institute, TPRI, will see TPRI install, commission and operate a…