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2015-04-03 12:20:13

Subaru Deepens Its Commitment to the Environment and National Parks Through Renewed Relationship CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc.

2015-04-02 08:23:11

Virtual View Kiosks Enable Visitors to Explore America's Natural, Historical and Cultural Treasures in Advance of National Park Service's Centennial Celebration in 2016 NEW YORK, April 2, 2015

2015-04-02 08:21:51

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc.

2015-03-30 12:24:03

Michelle Obama and Laura Bush to Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of Cause to Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial in 2016 WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The

2015-03-28 23:01:16

Sierra College, the California Conservation Corps and Golden Sierra Job Training Agency were recognized by the Placer County Economic Development Board for jointly delivering a U.S.

2015-03-26 12:24:20

Reduces Vegetation-Related Outages by more than 80% in 2014 UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PSEG Long Island announced today it received the Tree Line USA Award for

2015-03-23 12:25:09

Pilot program informs cost-effective methods in building super-efficient homes SEATTLE, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative home performance pilot program is increasing insight

2015-03-23 12:24:49

Committee will increase transparency through the regulatory process HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced

2015-03-20 12:24:12

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule imposes

2015-03-18 08:22:38

Annual Campaign Begins in More Than 20,000 Communities with 4 Million Volunteers and Participants Taking Action to Clean, Restore and Renew America's Cities and Towns STAMFORD, Conn., March


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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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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