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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...

2014-08-18 08:30:40

Midwest's Preeminent Non-Profit Organization of Home Energy Pros Has Helped Thousands of Homeowners and Builders Since 2004 CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Homebuilding in Illinois has come a long way since 2004. Back then, the state had no uniform building code at all, and now Illinois enforces one of the most excellent energy codes in the world. Every home built from Chicago to St. Louis is required to be designed for energy efficiency, and tested for airtightness and duct...

2014-08-13 12:23:12

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION PROGRAM PROVIDES TRANSPORTATION FUNDING TO CONNECT STUDENTS WITH AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded $474,140 in grants to 65 national parks through its 2014 Ticket to Ride program. Now in its third year, this program provides the much-needed funds to make national park field trips possible for schools across the country....

2014-08-04 16:22:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), to increase community involvement with waste issues through illegal dumping abatement, public education and promotion of long-term stewardship. "With this grant, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will be able continue their important efforts to educate Pennsylvanians on...

2014-07-31 23:16:15

Sustainability reporting software company Measurabl has launched Utility Sync, a new service that allows companies to automatically collect utility data and transfer it into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, radically simplifying sustainability data management practices. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Sustainability reporting software company Measurabl has launched Utility Sync, a new service that allows companies to automatically fetch utility data and transfer it into ENERGY...

2014-07-31 20:21:24

AURORA, Ohio, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of energy efficient lighting technologies will report financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, after market close on Thursday, August 7, 2014. The company will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter results at 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time (1:30 P.M. Pacific Time) on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Chief Executive Officer,...

2014-07-25 16:21:45

RALEIGH, N.C., July 25, 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/20140725/130403 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools partnered with...

2014-07-24 23:09:59

Priority Energy and Streetscape Development executives and Skokie's Mayor Van Dusen celebrate the ground breaking at Floral Avenue; a new development of twenty homes engineered to have unsurpassed energy efficiency and comfort levels in accordance with the DOE's Builders Challenge performance requirements. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 On June 27, Robert Schildgen, CEO of Priority Energy, joined John McLinden, President of Streetscape Development and Skokie Mayor George Van...

2014-07-24 12:23:26

MINNEAPOLIS, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARCI) today announced that it will report second quarter financial results for the period ended June 28, 2014, after the market closes on August 6, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140210/CG62255LOGO The Company will hold a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, August 7, 2014, to discuss its second quarter financial results. To participate in the conference...


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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