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2014-10-15 12:22:57

The Land Report releases 2014 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches; Malone and Turner still largest, but Reed Family jumps to No. 5 with purchase of 600,000-acre JELD-WEN Oregon estate. DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the trend of investing in some of America's most iconic viewsheds and working landscapes, The Land Report released the 2014 Land Report 100 presented by Fay Ranches highlighting the major investments and even bigger personalities of America's...

2014-10-15 08:29:44

Get Your Prediction on ProductProtection.com, Help Give to the Red Cross NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate its "October Is Protection Month" campaign, Asurion today launched free educational tools and invited consumers to click for a great cause. New tools from America's #1 Protection Plan include ProductProtection.com, which features "Weighing the Cost" and other articles that dispel misperceptions. It is also home to "How Will Your Stuff Die," a...

2014-10-15 00:21:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NATIONAL SEAFOOD MONTH Profile America -- Wednesday, October 15(th). October is National Seafood Month, celebrating a nutrient-rich food that is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Because it really does turn out to be brain food, government and health organizations recommend eating...

2014-10-14 23:00:22

Reflective of the growing popularity and increasing growth of solar nationwide, many of America’s leading Fortune 100 companies continue to significantly ramp up their use of clean solar energy, according to the 3rd annual Solar Means Business report, which was released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Reflective of the growing popularity and increasing growth of solar nationwide, many of America’s leading Fortune 100...

2014-10-14 20:21:50

PRE-ORDER BEGINS TODAY BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Big Hero 6 original motion picture soundtrack will be available at digital retail on November 4 and on CD November 24(th) and features an original song, "Immortals" from Fall Out Boy. The soundtrack includes score from Henry Jackman ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Captain Phillips" and "Wreck-It-Ralph"). Pre-order for the album begins today. Photo -...

2014-10-14 12:26:22

Bolton has endorsed 76 Senate and House candidates committed to strong national security policies, and made PAC contributions totaling $415,000 WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ambassador John Bolton's PAC and SuperPAC announces a combined amount of nearly $2.5 million raised in the 3(rd) quarter of 2014 and more than $6.5 million raised from September 2013 to date. The Ambassador is committed to ensuring that American national security concerns represent an...

2014-10-14 08:42:32

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, a large bank confirmed that more than 50% of all households in the United States were affected by a data breach that hit its data systems. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140351 With hacking reaching a dangerous high point in the region, Ground Labs has released an analysis of the breach titled 'It's a Toss-Up Whether Your American Household Was Hit By a Data Breach- Can Hackers Be Stopped?'. The guidance shares...

2014-10-14 08:27:30

Everytown Endorses State and Federal Candidates Who Have Shown Leadership in Effort to Keep Maine Safe from Gun Violence; Gun Violence Survivor Judi Richardson Joins Moms to Mobilize Voters; gunsensevoter.org/endorsements PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Everytown for Gun Safety's Gun Sense Voter roadshow stops in Portland today as part of the organization's campaign to build a constituency of Americans who will vote on gun safety this November and in...

2014-10-14 00:21:01

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SCHOOL LUNCHES Profile America -- Tuesday, October 14(th.) This is National School Lunch Week -- a name that probably conjures up visions of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and other, more mysterious substances. But it's time to note the wholesome lunches being served every day to...

2014-10-13 16:20:46

V.I.P. Guests included U.S. Representative Scott Peters (D-CA), tenor Anthony Kearns, actor Jack Scalia, radio host Mark Larson, and others SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, a leading national, non-profit military charity, received a proclamation signed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer during a special musical reception benefit for combat-wounded military veterans and their families on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at the Loews Coronado...


Latest America Reference Libraries

York Chocolate
2013-06-11 13:15:07

The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat. It was developed by Janet Chiefari, who bred kittens that were descendants of Siamese cats. The York can be medium or large with a slightly long nose, a round head, and large round eyes that are gold or green in color. Its feet are sometimes tufted and it has a fluffy tail. Its body is covered in semi-long, soft fur that can vary in color. Preferred colors...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
2012-03-22 23:28:04

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a large species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southeastern Texas to northernmost Costa Rica. In Central America, this species occurs in the Pacific lowlands from Chiapas, Mexico to northern Nicaragua. It occurs solely as a separate population in Costa Rica. Its habitat is dry and moist forests, especially where interspersed with scrub and savanna....

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.