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2014-06-10 12:24:00

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION PROGRAM WILL ENHANCE AND IMPROVE AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded Disneynature Impact Grants to 14 national parks thanks to the significant support generated during opening week of Disneynature's "Bears." These grants provide critical financial support needed to transform innovative, yet underfunded, ideas into successful in-park...

2014-06-10 12:23:09

Xcel Energy's Refrigerator Recycling Program offers $50 rebate MINNEAPOLIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Back by popular demand, Xcel Energy residential electric customers can take advantage of the popular Refrigerator Recycling Program and cash in on those old, working, inefficient secondary refrigerators and freezers chugging away in the basement or lake homes.From now until August 31, Xcel Energy is offering a limited time $50 rebate, up from the previous $35 rebate, to take...

2014-06-05 16:20:27

Group Calls on Governor to Appoint Director From Outside CalEPA to Run Toxics Department SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released by Consumer Watchdog today documents how Boeing and its influential fixers derailed the cleanup of a partial nuclear meltdown site in greater Los Angeles with help from their regulators at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). "When Governor Jerry Brown took office in 2011 and appointed Debbie Raphael to lead...

2014-06-03 16:20:57

OAK BROOK, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG), a leading provider of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services, announced today that it has received LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its new headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. "Our company strives to improve...

2014-06-03 12:27:27

Xcel Energy's Refrigerator Recycling Program offers cool savings ROSWELL, N.M., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xcel Energy residential electric customers now have an additional reason to take advantage of the popular Refrigerator Recycling Program and cash in on those old, working inefficient refrigerators and freezers. The program, which provides a limited time only rebate of $75 for each eligible refrigerator and/or freezer, is also offering customers the chance to win an ENERGY...

2014-05-31 23:04:21

USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification has been awarded to Barnhardt's nonwoven cotton product, High Q®. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its High Q® 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...

2014-05-29 23:17:00

Goby’s SeaSuite™ platform will now use Urjanet to access big data sets from hundreds of utility providers across North America to assist commercial real estate facilities with energy efficiency. Atlanta & Chicago (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Goby, Inc. - a 2014 ENERGY STAR™ Partner of the Year- and Urjanet, Inc., the world’s first provider of automated big energy data, today announced their partnership which will enable Goby's customers to easily access big data from utilities....

2014-05-29 16:22:26

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation to permanently enact a tax incentive designed to spur land conservation and conserve America's working farms and ranches - H.R. 2807 - was passed out of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee today. "This is a great step forward for land conservation and for providing a reliable tool to ensure today's natural treasures can be enjoyed for generations to come," said Rand Wentworth, president of the Land...

2014-05-29 16:22:24

Company brings energy efficiency events to local offices, college campuses and other locations across Georgia ATLANTA, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Georgia Power has been named the overall national pledge leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of the company's efforts to encourage customers to save money and energy during the 2013 "Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR®" campaign. The campaign, presented annually...

2014-05-29 08:23:08

MOAB, Utah, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This news is being distributed today by Public Land Solutions: Public lands are big business in Moab. Two of the nation's most iconic national parks - Arches and Canyonlands - and the surrounding public lands bring in hundreds of thousands of visitors to Grand County, Utah each year generating tens of millions of dollars in tourism and outdoor recreation related activities. In 2012, for example, visitors spent $125.7 million in...


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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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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