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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...

2014-06-17 08:32:05

Brazil is among the Top 5 markets for LEED-certified buildings in the world WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that six World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America's largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. Originally built and used for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, the LEED Silver Maracanã stadium is once again...

2014-06-13 23:01:06

A new energy calculator is now available on the Milgard Professional Resources webpage to help architects and contractors select windows and doors. Tacoma, WA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 A new energy calculator is now available on the Milgard Professional Resources webpage to help architects and contractors select windows and doors. The Milgard energy calculator is designed to provide a quick and easy way to help look up windows and doors that can meet local energy codes and project...

2014-06-12 23:06:23

MaineGeneral Alfond Center for Health in Augusta, Maine is the first health care facility in Maine and only the second in the nation to be built successfully to the new 2010 LEED gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Healthcare standards. (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The Integrated Project Delivery Team (IPD), consisting of owner, MaineGeneral Medical Center, joint venture architectural firms SMRT and TRO/Jung Brannen, Inc., and joint venture construction team of HP Cummings...

2014-06-12 08:21:36

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION WILL SUPPORT GRANTS FOCUSED ON CONSERVATION AND MORE WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded Impact Grants to nine national parks thanks to a $1.4 million donation from Subaru of America. Subaru made this significant contribution to the National Park Foundation through the sixth annual "Share the Love" event. For every new vehicle sold or leased during the event,...

2014-06-11 08:20:41

Company recognized for superior energy efficiency WALTHAM, Mass., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. This is the seventh consecutive year Raytheon has received this specific award and the tenth time in 14 years the company has been recognized by...

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...


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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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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