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2011-07-14 11:27:00

VICTORIA, Texas, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texans for a Sound Energy Policy (TSEP) report that in the proceedings before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) on Exelon's Early Site Permit (ESP) application for a proposed nuclear power plant, Exelon recently disclosed a two and a half year old letter from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service, which Exelon claimed it had "inadvertently omitted." The ten-page letter was in response to Exelon's request...

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2011-07-06 06:10:00

After an 88-year-long hiatus North America's tallest bird, the statuesque whooping crane (Grus americana), is once again on exhibit at the Bird House at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park. An 11-year-old male whooping crane named Rocky left Homosassa Springs State Park in Florida and is now on exhibit in the nation's capital. Whooping cranes are one of only two crane species native to the United States. There are only eight other zoos in the U.S. which exhibit these birds. "It is an...

2011-06-14 16:45:00

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance is expanding their relationship with PGA TOUR Player Ben Crane and has signed on as the presenting sponsor of Crane's latest video release. Crane recruited fellow TOUR players and friends Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson (winner of the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open and 2011 Zurich Classic of New Orleans) and Hunter Mahan to star in his latest video. The four PGA TOUR stars have created the band "GOLF BOYS" and are releasing their world...

2011-05-20 13:59:00

Crane Operator Certification Organization Actions Vindicated SONORA, Calif., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a landmark case that has major implications for certification organizations nationwide, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) today prevailed in a lawsuit brought against it in California Superior Court by California Crane School (CCS) and its owner, John Nypl. After deliberating for less than one day, a 12-member jury returned a...

2011-05-13 00:00:30

Easily Moved Equipment Inc. continues to set new standards for maintenance lifting equipment for Water and Wastewater markets with the introduction of their new Gen II Davit Cranes. The new Gen II aluminum Davits are lighter, stronger and easier to rotate than previous models. Fort Erie, Ontario (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 Easily Moved Equipment Inc. continues to set records for maintenance lifting equipment for Water and Wastewater markets with the introduction of their new Gen II Davit Cranes....

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2011-05-02 07:37:27

Certain research and education activities remain The 25-story construction crane used since 1995 to investigate such things as how Pacific Northwest forests absorb carbon dioxide, obtain sufficient water and resist attacks by pests and diseases is being pruned back to just the tower. The Wind River Canopy Crane, located in a 500-year-old forest near Stevenson in southwest Washington, has been operated cooperatively by the University of Washington, the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest...

2011-04-11 06:36:00

PRAGUE, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Origami for Japan is organising a worldwide initiative in support of the people of Japan following the recent devastating earthquake and tsunami. Events are being held around the world at which well-wishers will fold a thousand origami paper cranes as a symbol of companionship for those who are suffering. Origami for Japan strongly believes that through mass participation in origami folding events, the initiative will serve both as a memorial...

2011-03-11 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Artist Devin Crane uses fashion and the human condition to create rich narratives. Crane continually finds new ways of interweaving high fashion and luxury branding to amplify the compelling artistry in his paintings. His paintings create a vivid dreamlike world that draws reference from pop culture, fashion, advertising and celebrities. Devin Crane is pleased to present 5 new original paintings and selected works to be exhibited at...

2011-02-27 00:01:40

NSWC Crane's expendable thermal target technology brings a new dimension to night vision training and applications. Licensed and set for manufacturing in early 2011 by ProEngage, LLC, thermal target could assist first responders and emergency workers. Bloomington, IN (PRWEB) February 25, 2011 Crane, Ind. Commercialization of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) expendable thermal target technology brings a new dimension to night vision training and applications. A...

2011-02-27 00:01:40

NSWC Crane's simulant skin transitioned into aid for doctors, nurses and medical students Crane, IN (PRWEB) February 25, 2011 Taking patented military technologies and creating products for commercial use "” that is the goal of a partnership between Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) and Ball State University's Entrepreneurship Center. Through an Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA), Ball State entrepreneurship students work directly with NSWC Crane...


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Hooded Crane, Grus monacha
2013-04-24 12:13:58

The Hooded Crane (Grus monacha) is a small, dark colored crane. Its body is grey and the top of the head and neck is white, except for a patch of bare red skin above they eye. It’s one of the smallest cranes, but is still a fairly large bird, a 3.3 ft in length, weighing 8.2 pounds and a wingspan of 6.2 feet. It breeds in south-central and southeastern Siberia. Breeding is also assumed to occur in Mongolia. Over 80% of its population winters at Izumi, southern Japan. There are also...

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2005-09-08 15:08:50

The crane flies (Tipulidae) are a family of insects that closely resemble giant mosquitoes. Like the mosquito, they are in the order Diptera (flies) and are sometimes called mosquito eaters, mosquito hawks, or skeeter eaters. They are also one of three unrelated arthropods named Daddy long-legs. The other two are the harvestmen and vibrating, cellar or house spider. As such, Crane Flies are wrapped up in the myth of being the most poisonous spider, but unable to bite humans. This is...

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2009-03-28 15:44:15

The Brolga (Grus rubicunda), formerly known as the "˜Native Companion', is a species of bird found in tropical and eastern Australia. The bird has also been given the name "Australian Crane", a term coined in 1865 by well-known ornithological artist John Gould in his Birds of Australia. These birds are abundant in north and northeast Australia, especially Queensland. They are also common as far south as Victoria. They are also found in New Guinea and rarely in New Zealand. They are also...

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2009-03-28 14:17:07

The Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus), also known as the Siberian White Crane or Snow Crane, is a species of bird found in arctic Russia in Yakutia and western Siberia. It is a migratory species. Eastern populations winter on the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang in China. Central populations winter at Keoladeo National Park, India. Western populations winter in Fereidoonkenar and Esfahan in Iran. It is a bird of wetlands both in breeding and wintering habitats. This is a large white crane,...

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2009-03-28 14:08:37

The Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) is a species of bird found in northernPakistan and India, Nepal, Southeast Asia and Queensland, Australia. It is a permanent resident of freshwater marshes and plains with little seasonal movement. This species is classified as Vulnerable, as the total global population has drastically declined since about 1980. This decline is expected to continue until at least 2010. Threats include habitat destruction, hunting, pollution, disease and competition from other...

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