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Stanford-Led Study Assesses Environmental Costs And Benefits Of Fracking

Mark Golden, Stanford University Rising supplies of natural gas could benefit the environment by replacing coal as a fuel for electricity, but hydraulic fracturing poses dangers for people living near the wells, a new analysis finds. We can do...

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2014-09-19 23:06:59

Barnhardt's Organic Cotton is 100 percent Biobased. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Organic Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine...

2014-09-17 16:21:57

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board's (TAB) meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25 to discuss proposed changes to the Chapter 78 Oil and Gas regulations will be available online via webinar. The morning session will run from 10 a.m. to noon and include discussion on the bifurcation of the regulations for the conventional and unconventional industries. The...

2014-09-16 16:22:30

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under new refrigerator efficiency standards that went into effect yesterday, consumers can cut utility bills by purchasing a new refrigerator. The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) developed a website, www.CoolEnergySavings.org, to assist consumers in understanding the U.S. Department of Energy's new energy efficiency standards and the corresponding yellow EnergyGuide labels. The new standards reduce full-size...

2014-09-12 12:22:25

BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc. announced today that four of its plants earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR(®). "Holcim is grateful to, once again, be awarded for our commitment to sustainability," said Filiberto Ruiz, president and CEO of Holcim (US) and Aggregate Industries US. "We understand how important it is for our facilities to have corporate values in place that help protect the environment and we...

2014-09-12 12:21:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a listening session to obtain public input on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants and the proposed standards for modified and reconstructed units on Thursday, Sept. 25. The listening session is being held prior to the finalization of the department's official...

2014-09-02 16:22:13

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, NC has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The three-story, 100,000-square-foot school opened in fall of 2013 and represents the first LEED Platinum elementary school in North Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120117/PH35523LOGO Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools partnered with...

2014-08-27 23:01:14

The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park’s (RTPark) 64 West Center building was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® Silver Certification in August. Virgin Islands (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park’s (RTPark) 64 West Center building was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® Silver Certification in August. LEED, which was developed by the U.S....

2014-08-26 12:22:12

Engage With Their National Park Adventures Using The Hashtag #ALEx14 WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, today announced the eight individuals selected for the 2014 @American_Latino Expedition. In its second year, this Expedition engages diverse audiences and inspires exploration and stewardship of America's national parks, all the while highlighting American Latino culture, history, and...

2014-08-25 12:21:51

FREE ADMISSION AND SPECIAL EVENTS AT NATIONAL PARKS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Park Service celebrates its 98(th) birthday and, along with the National Park Foundation, begins the countdown to its 100(th) anniversary in 2016 with an entrance fee-free day at all national parks, a host of exciting events across the country, and the launch of a new Centennial logo. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140324/DC89075LOGO "Today,...

2014-08-25 08:22:28

LG's Revolutionary Super-Efficient Clothes Dryer Has Potential to Significantly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global home appliance leader LG Electronics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2014 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award for its revolutionary new EcoHybrid(TM) Heat Pump Dryer. The annual award is given to innovative technologies that meet rigorous performance criteria to reduce energy...


Latest Environment of the United States Reference Libraries

Coastal giant salamander, Dicamptodon tenebrosus
2014-02-04 09:37:14

The Coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) is a member of the Dicamptodontidae family. The species is native to the United States and Canada. The Coastal giant salamander ranges from northern California to Oregon and Washington and throughout parts of south British Columbia. The Coastal giant salamander inhabits freshwater lakes, marshes and rivers. The species may also be found in temperate deciduous forests. A nocturnal species, the Coastal giant salamander may or may not go...

Thescelosaurus
2013-04-28 18:48:11

Thescelosaurus, meaning “godlike”, “wondrous”, or “marvelous” and “lizard” was a genus of small ornithopod dinosaur that appeared at the very end of the Late Cretaceous period in North America. It was a member of the last dinosaurian fauna before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event around 65.5 million years ago. The completeness and preservation of many of its specimens illustrate that it might have preferred to live near streams. This bipedal ornithopod is known from...

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2009-01-15 18:26:24

The Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is the largest species of grouse found in North America. It occurs in the western United States and in Canada in southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan. Its habitat is semiarid country sagebrush. Though this species is not considered endangered by the IUCN, its range has shrunk and it no longer exists in British Columbia, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico. This bird is a permanent resident in its range, though some birds...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.