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2012-04-19 06:22:04

NRDC Ranks Top 20 States for Most Consumer Benefits: TX, CA, FL, NY, NC, GA, VA, PA, TN, AZ, IL, OH, WA, MD, MI, NJ, AL, KY, MO, MN WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drivers will save $68 billion in fuel costs when the Obama administration's 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard is fully implemented in 2030, according to a report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Drivers in Texas, California and Florida will save the most in 2030 according to...

2012-04-19 06:22:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the award-winning domestic airline, today announces the appointment of Jim Davis as the Company's new Vice President of Airports and Guest Services. With an impressive depth and breadth of experience in the airline industry that includes more than 25 years at Hawaiian Airlines, the former Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, Davis will lead a critical function for Virgin America as the young airline continues its growth into new...

2012-04-19 06:21:53

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Astrophysical Journal, a leading professional astronomy research publication, will issue a special edition of its Letters volume on April 20 with papers about observations made with NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) airborne telescope. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) SOFIA is a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that carries a telescope with a 100-inch...

2012-04-19 06:21:47

Study finds $958 million in total airfare savings since 1997 GREEN, Ohio, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Low fares matter. Since 1997, low airfares at Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) have saved $958 million in total airfare savings for the Northeast Ohio region. This figure was shared by President & CEO Rick McQueen at the Akron Roundtable today where he presented the details of CAK's low fare impact study. In 2011 alone, air travelers saved more than $90 million...

2012-04-19 06:21:46

ARLINGTON, Va., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is pleased to announce Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, as the guest speaker for the April session of AFA's 2012 Air Force Breakfast Program. This event will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. In his position, Gen. James is...

2012-04-19 06:21:27

CANTON, Ohio, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) awarded scholarships to 38 children of Timken employees at 19 locations in six countries around the world. The scholarships, with a combined value of $310,000 and a total value of up to $790,000 over four years, are funded by The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120419/CL90794 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100210/TIMKENLOGO )...

2012-04-19 06:21:23

NEW YORK, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) is teaming up with long-time partner Carbonfund.org Foundation to plant one tree for every customer travelling on the airline on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2012. More than 83,000 customers are expected to take to the skies across JetBlue's 70 city-network on Sunday, and the new trees will be planted in locations in North and Northwest Haiti through August 2012. The trees will help to rebuild areas...

2012-04-19 06:21:16

CHICAGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) honored 14 companies and two academic institutions Wednesday evening at the Boeing Supplier of the Year event, recognizing their exceptional performance and contributions to the company's overall success during 2011. (Photo http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120419/CG90173) The Supplier of the Year awards are based on quality, on-time delivery, post-delivery support, and cost and demonstrated ability to anticipate and respond to...

2012-04-19 06:21:11

HOUSTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- John and Helen Taylor, known as the world's most fuel-efficient couple, are more than half way through their latest drive through the 48 contiguous U.S. states to demonstrate how everyday motorists can use simple tips from the Shell Smarter Driving program to stretch their fuel purchases. As the current fuel-efficiency record holders for similar runs using gasoline and diesel, the Taylors are now attempting to use the least amount of gasoline...

Jellyfish populations Rising With Ocean Warming, Pollution Increases
2012-04-19 08:17:26

Researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC) are reporting an increase in the number of jellyfish populations in coastal areas of the world´s oceans. Many species are considered a nuisance when they sting swimmers. A larger concern is the damage they do to marine engines and power plants by clogging intakes. They are also a nuisance to fishermen UBC scientists examined data for numerous species of jellyfish for 45 of the world´s 66 Large Marine Ecosystems. The...


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2009-06-17 12:33:16

The Chinese Prickly Ash or Flatspine Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum simulans) is a species of flowering plant native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is one of several plants of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan Pepper is produced. It is a small spreading tree that grows to 23 feet tall. Its leaves are 2.75 to 5 inches long and pinnate (having parts of a leaf arranged on both sides of the stem). Each leaf has 7 - 11 small leaflets that are each 1.25 to 2 inches long. There are numerous spines on the...

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2009-04-28 16:14:01

Buxus sempervirens or Boxwood is indigenous to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. This small slender evergreen tree grows from 3 - 30 feet in height with a narrow trunk reaching less than 8 inches in diameter. Yellowish green oval shaped leaves grow from just over half an inch to just under one and a quarter inches in length and less than half an inch wide. Unremarkable petaless flowers of the same yellowish green color are pollinated by insects and produce...

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2009-04-28 15:48:25

Buddleja davidii or Summer Lilac is an indigenous shrub of northwest China and Japan and is widely cultivated for use as an ornamental plant. However, in England and parts of the northwestern United States it is considered an invasive weed. Often referred to as the Butterfly Bush, it is food for several species of butterflies. It does not thrive well in harsh cold climates and will die in temperatures below 5°F. Photo Copyright and Credit

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