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2015-04-15 16:21:38

TopBuild Home Services, offering the Environments For Living® program, earns award for protecting the environment through energy efficiency. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-04-15 12:25:07

Revisions address standards for surface activities at oil and gas well sites HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

2015-04-15 12:24:31

Goby recognized for increasing energy efficiency in commercial, institutional and industrial markets CHICAGO, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2015-04-15 08:29:40

hitRECord Online Community will Produce Collaborative Artwork to Inspire Current and Future Generations to Connect with National Parks WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-04-14 23:10:13

Chesapeake Realty Partners announced today that their newest residential real estate property, 2 East Wells, in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore City, was awarded LEED® Gold certification

2015-04-14 08:23:50

-- The Home Depot earns award for helping to protect the environment with energy-efficient products -- ATLANTA, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2015-04-09 16:22:52

CROFTON, Md., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With extreme winter and summer temperatures becoming increasingly common in Maryland, energy bills can skyrocket, taking its toll on both the environment

2015-04-08 12:24:00

USAA Real Estate Co. recognized for its sustained leadership to protect the environment SAN ANTONIO, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2015-04-08 12:23:45

CINCINNATI, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that the U.S.

2015-04-07 12:24:51

Teachers and Students Invited to Attend HARRISBURG, Pa., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pennsylvania Game


Latest Environment of the United States Reference Libraries

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Texas Brown Tarantula, Aphonopelma hentzi
2014-09-22 16:02:39

The Texas Brown Tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi), known also as the Oklahoma Brown Tarantula or the Missouri Tarantula, is one of the most common species of tarantula thriving in the southern-most United States today. Texas Browns can grow to be over four inches in legspan, and weigh more than three ounces as adults. The body is a dark brown color. The shades may vary between individual tarantulas and is more distinct after moult. Female individuals can lay up to 1,000 eggs. The eggs are...

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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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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