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2014-07-18 16:24:47

Whirlpool® Duet® Dryer further grows its operational and energy-saving efficiencies BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the recent introduction of the first ever ENERGY STAR® certified electric dryer(1), Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is proud to announce the next step in its commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency with its newest innovation in dryer technology. The new Whirlpool® HybridCare(TM) clothes dryer WED99HED with Hybrid Heat Pump...

2014-07-11 23:02:47

QA Graphics today announced a fundamental commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner. Ankeny, Iowa (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 QA Graphics today announced a fundamental commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner. QA Graphics' voluntary partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR means that we will be working toward helping their clients improve the energy efficiency and performance of their facilities;...

2014-07-10 12:22:21

National Contest Measures Sustainability Success WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., announces that 125 buildings in its managed portfolio will be competing in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) 2014 ENERGY STAR(®) National Building Competition: Team Challenge. For the first time, EPA has invited groups of five or more buildings to compete in teams. More than 5,500 buildings and...

2014-07-08 23:10:21

HiLoft™ Cotton's USDA Biobased Product Label signifies a level of trust that consumers want. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its HiLoft™ 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...

2014-06-26 16:21:07

GARY, Ind., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gary Jet Center and LEE Companies announced that the recently constructed Gary Jet Center (GJC) Hangar III, a 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art corporate aircraft hangar at the Gary/Chicago International Airport, has been awarded the LEED® Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council - the first LEED-certified building in the city of Gary, Ind. The LEED® rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the...

2014-06-24 23:03:37

Over the past five years, consistent demand is expected to boost industry revenue for the Fruit and Nut Farming in Canada industry; furthermore, aside from trade, other competitive factors will affect the industry over the next five years. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Fruit & Nut Farming in Canada industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Operators in the Fruit and Nut Farming industry grow...

2014-06-24 12:29:43

NORFOLK, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads PK-8 School in Norfolk, VA has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(®)) Gold certification with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Opened in 2012, the three-story, 147,000-square-foot building is the first school in the City of Norfolk to achieve LEED Gold. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140624/120839 Norfolk Public Schools partnered with architects and engineers at Moseley...

2014-06-19 23:10:52

Unisource Worldwide, Inc. will be featuring resources to simplify the management of complete building portfolios at the 2014 BOMA Every Building Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL, June 22-24. Norcross, GA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Unisource Worldwide, Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States and a global provider of comprehensive facility solutions will be featuring resources to simplify the management of complete building portfolios at the 2014 BOMA Every...

2014-06-19 08:23:59

CLIENTS WILL BENEFIT FROM ENERGY PERFORMANCE TRACKING AND REDUCTION IN ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY UP TO 30%, IN TURN PRESERVING THE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL AS THEIR FINANCES. SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verdafero Inc. today announced a fundamental commitment to protect the environment by becoming an ENERGY STAR Partner. Verdafero Inc.'s voluntary partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR means that we will be working toward helping their clients improve...

Conservation Group Calls For Expanded Grizzly Bear Recovery Efforts
2014-06-19 06:23:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A conservation group is urging federal officials in the US to expand efforts to help grizzly bear recovery efforts, including returning the creature to western states such as Arizona and California, or face legal action for failing to comply with portions of the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit organization based in Tucson, announced on Wednesday that it had filed documents identifying more...


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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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