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2014-03-31 23:37:15

Company receives $10,000 to expand green building and LEED workforce education and training curriculum. Ridgefield, CT (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Poplar Network today announced it received a CTNext Entrepreneur Innovation Award (EIA), at the first EIA event on Feb. 27, at The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, Conn. The award provides $10,000 for innovative project ideas that help propel startups to the next level. CTNext, Connecticut's innovation ecosystem, is managed by Connecticut...

2014-03-31 16:21:41

Average $35 credit the result of State's program to fight climate change SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Air Resources Board today announced that millions of California households will see a credit averaging $35 on their April electricity bills thanks to a State program to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. California consumers can save even more money by investing the bill savings...

2014-03-27 08:28:09

ROSELAND, N.J., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADP(®), a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced that two of the company's data centers have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. The data centers are...

2014-03-26 20:20:43

CNPSR: National Monuments And Parks Are Bipartisan; "Extreme Politics" Behind H.R. 1459 Vote Has no Place in Deciding the Fate of Future National Parks and Monuments WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what may be the single darkest day ever for U.S. national monuments and parks, "extreme politics" prevailed today when the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support of H.R. 1459 (widely known as the "Anti-National Parks Bill"), according to the 950-member...

2014-03-24 08:24:01

National Park Service and National Park Foundation Unveil Expanded Graphic Identity WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Service today announced that the centerpiece of its 2016 Centennial will be a broad public engagement campaign to reintroduce the national parks and the work of the National Park Service to a new generation of Americans, inviting them to visit and get involved. The two-year effort will begin in 2015 and run throughout the...

2014-03-17 16:29:23

Vinyl and Metal Clad Vinyl Windows designated ENERGY STAR(®) Most Efficient EDMONTON, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - For the second year in a row, All Weather Windows has received the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation on almost 400 window products. The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation recognizes the most efficient products among those that qualify for ENERGY STAR in the current calendar year. These exceptional products represent the leading edge in energy-efficient models....

2014-03-17 08:24:38

Leading Corporations Partner with National Nonprofit and Its Affiliate Network to Engage and Educate Volunteers to Improve Their Community's Environment STAMFORD, Conn., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, announced today the launch of the 16th annual Great American Cleanup. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140317/DC83834LOGO The Great American Cleanup is the...

2014-03-17 08:24:28

MONTERREY, Mexico, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring innovative water efficiencies and optimized energy performance, Carrier's newest manufacturing facility has achieved LEED(®) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making the factory its sixth LEED-certified building and the 17th for United Technologies. Carrier, the world's leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems,...

2014-03-13 16:23:25

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United States to develop business plans for new clean energy companies, today announces its Elite Eight Plus Two, with nine winners from ACC schools and one winner from the at-large, non-ACC pool of...

2014-03-12 12:21:14

Exchange will conserve wildlife habitat, provide outdoor recreation for public access CHARLESTON, Miss., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) reached an agreement with land owner James (Jim) Kennedy to exchange a 306-acre parcel of its land in Tallahatchie County, Miss. for a tract of York Woods, Kennedy's conservation-easement property. USFWS is acquiring land that appraises at a higher amount than the 306-acre parcel and will use it as a...


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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