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2014-04-08 12:23:17

Major milestone for the global green building industry WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED® certification around the globe. "This milestone is the result of leaders across our industry making the business and environmental case for healthy, sustainable buildings," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "More than 4.3...

2014-04-08 12:22:28

JACKSON, Mich., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is being recognized nationally for its excellence and commitment to energy efficiency in Michigan with the 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Helping Michigan save energy is our Promise, and our energy efficiency programs have saved this state's residents more than $575 million since 2009," said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy's vice president of operations and quality....

2014-04-08 08:24:44

Company earns award for protecting the environment through promotion of energy-efficient products ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named The Home Depot(®) as a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through promotion of energy-efficient products. The Home Depot's accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014....

2014-04-07 08:38:48

FAIRFAX, Va., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, today announced that the company was awarded a contract to provide IT support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Protection Partnership Division (CPPD) ENERGY STAR program. The five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) is valued at $38 million if all options are exercised. The ENERGY STAR program...

2014-04-04 16:20:25

Two-time Partner of the Year also recognized for climate communications DETROIT, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized General Motors with a 2014 ENERGY STAR(®) Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy management. The U.S. EPA also recognized GM's efforts to raise consumer awareness of climate change and presented the company...

2014-04-04 12:20:57

Company earns fourth consecutive year of recognition for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency CHICAGO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) will receive an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the company's continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Boeing is among 16 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year in the Industrial...

2014-04-04 08:28:19

Panasonic Eco Solutions earns award for protecting the environment with energy-efficient ventilation fans NEWARK, N.J., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Panasonic Eco Solutions North America with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for their continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency in the technology behind their ventilation fans. Panasonic Eco...

2014-04-03 12:23:50

Cassidy Turley Earns Award for Protecting the Environment Through Superior Energy Efficiency WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the firm as a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving the energy efficiency of its entire building portfolio. Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR...

2014-04-03 12:23:37

PURCHASE, N.Y., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today announced that it has received the 2014 Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award, which recognizes companies for leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency programs. It is the ninth consecutive year that PepsiCo has received this distinction. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120424/NY93895LOGO PepsiCo's U.S....

2014-04-03 08:23:53

Ricoh earns Excellence in Energy Efficient Product Design award for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency MALVERN, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Ricoh Americas Corporation a 2014 ENERGY STAR Award winner for Excellence in Energy Efficient Product Design for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by designing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy...


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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