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2014-05-08 12:27:53

DISNEY TO MATCH $250,000 IN PUBLIC SUPPORT WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, launched "Open OutDoors for Kids," a new initiative dedicated to getting young people outdoors and active in America's national parks. Disney has joined the National Park Foundation as the lead sponsor of "Open OutDoors for Kids," helping 100,000 youth experience a national park, many of them for the first time....

2014-05-05 12:23:53

Northwest electric power industry connects on the latest energy efficiency programs and strategies PORTLAND, Ore., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and electric utilities throughout the Northwest, are hosting the second annual Efficiency Exchange conference, May 6-8 in Kennewick, Wash. The region-wide event focuses on promoting innovation and new ideas in utility energy efficiency programs. BPA and...

2014-05-01 12:25:06

Totals Represent Global Applicability, Adaptability of World's Foremost Program Guiding Green Building WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, demonstrating the global reach of the movement that is transforming the built environment into healthy, high-performing structures that benefit the planet and all of its people. "The global community is...

2014-04-30 23:00:49

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has been recognized for its efforts to promote sustainability with two honors from The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The hospital won the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency and the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Climate Communications Awards for its outstanding efforts to raise awareness about climate change through its sustainability initiative,...

2014-04-28 12:25:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program. School districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, state agencies, nonprofit entities, corporations, and limited liability companies or partnerships incorporated or registered in Pennsylvania that operate diesel fleets are eligible to apply. "Ensuring...

2014-04-26 23:00:44

Today the nation’s leading park advocacy organization, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, filed an amicus brief in support of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, a plan for restoring clean water in Chesapeake streams and rivers. NPCA, the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, and 26 additional organizations are urging the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Third Circuit to uphold a federal district court’s September 2013 ruling...

2014-04-25 16:25:01

Masco Home Services, offering the Environments For Living® program, earns award for protecting the environment through energy efficiency DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Masco Home Services as a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through its work as a Home Energy Rater. Masco Home Services accomplishments will be recognized in...

2014-04-25 12:22:41

Company named a Tree Line USA utility for ninth consecutive year. NEW ORLEANS, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vegetation management. It's a big name for an even bigger service reliability initiative by Entergy Corporation to keep lines, poles and other infrastructure free from tree limbs and foliage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120913/MM74349LOGO The year-round, multimillion-dollar effort minimizes the number of service outages customers experience from falling trees and...

2014-04-24 23:03:07

Central Florida blueberry farm Blueberry Hill offers $1 coupon towards fresh blueberries when you invite a friend through their site. Clermont, Florida (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Central Florida blueberry farm Blueberry Hill announces $1 off per bucket of blueberries when customers invite a friend to create lasting memories. With the coupon, customers can pick fresh blueberries and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. The U-Pick blueberry season is now open and will continue through...

2014-04-23 23:01:36

Orlando farm Blueberry Hill welcomes the start of their U-Pick season, where customers have the opportunity to pick their own fresh blueberries and create lasting memories. Clermont, Florida (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Central Florida blueberry farm Blueberry Hill Farm is pleased to announce the opening of their U-Pick season, when their blueberries are ripe and ready to be picked by customers. The U-Pick blueberry season will continue through early June. Conventional berries are ready now...


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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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.