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2014-10-29 23:01:09

The Heartland Institute comments on the fact that earlier this month, the Health Board of Brown County, Wisconsin was among the first government agencies in the U.S. to declare wind turbines a “human health hazard.”. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Earlier this month, the Health Board of Brown County, Wisconsin was among the first government agencies in the U.S. to declare wind turbines a “human health hazard.” Local residents say the noise frequency from the Duke Energy...

2014-10-29 23:00:25

Dedication Ceremony October 31, 2014 North Myrtle Beach, SC (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has announced that the Ron McManus Memorial Reef is official. Known as PA-04, the reef is located five miles from the Little River Inlet’s south jetty. “We are proud to commemorate Ron with a reef named in his honor. His tireless dedication to our State’s artificial reef system has had an impact not only on North Myrtle Beach, but the entire...

2014-10-29 16:23:25

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Mining Association's President and CEO Hal Quinn called EPA's notice requesting alternatives to the agency's power plant rules a frank admission that the proposal is a glorious mess. "The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) notice requesting comments on alternatives for its Costly Power Plan is a frank admission that the plan is a 'glorious mess' forcing the agency to deploy procedural belts and suspenders to hold it...

2014-10-29 16:23:19

MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's wind energy industry members today confirmed their desire to remain an active partner in Quebec's energy discussion as the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CanWEA) 30th Annual Conference concluded at the Palais des congrès in Montréal. Quebec's wind energy sector has already generated significant benefits throughout Quebec, particularly eastern Quebec and Montreal. It continues to favorably position itself to serve new markets....

2014-10-29 16:23:00

Offsetters' Life Cycle Study confirms that copy paper made from agricultural waste is one of the most sustainable copy papers available VANCOUVER, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Offsetters Climate Solutions and Prairie Paper Ventures Inc. (Prairie Paper) have released an updated life cycle report that reconfirms copy paper made from agricultural waste, like wheat straw, as one of the most sustainable copy papers in the world. Offsetters, one of North America's leading carbon...

2014-10-29 16:22:58

Lighting innovator expands assembly and testing capabilities with LEED-certified building ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxLite, a leading manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, expands its U.S. operations with the opening of a new LEED-certified facility recently. The 48,864-square-foot-building increases MaxLite's product assembly and testing capabilities and features the company's first full showroom on the West Coast. Located in the Anaheim Concourse...

2014-10-29 16:22:55

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today congratulated eight organizations for winning the 2014 ENERGY STAR(®) Market Transformation Awards for advancing energy efficiency. This year's recipients have excelled in offering Canadian consumers the most energy-efficient products available on the market, helping them save money. The awards are presented to utility providers, manufacturers, retailers, advocates and home builders who...

2014-10-29 16:21:40

Construction Underway for Solar Installation at Hertz Locations at Newark Liberty International Airport; Construction of Solar Canopy for Hertz at JFK to Start in 2015 NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest airport car rental brand, and Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company (Panasonic) announce the completion of two solar power installations at Hertz Rent-a-Car facilities at Denver International and St. Louis International Airports. Additionally,...

2014-10-29 16:20:41

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) has announced speakers and panelists for the inaugural 2014 Orbital Debris Workshop. The workshop connects individuals and research from across academe, industry and government to foster collaboration and promote the long-term goal of developing policies, laws and systems leading to the effective remediation and control of orbital debris. The...

2014-10-29 12:31:29

PARIS, October 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain has inaugurated its first plasterboard plant in Indonesia, near Jakarta. With an annual capacity of 30 million square meters, this new production site will enable the company to respond better to local demand and continue the Group's growth on the rapidly growing Indonesian plasterboard market. This investment will also strengthen the Gypsum Activity's presence in Southeast Asia where it already has four other plants in...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Red Maasai
2014-10-30 10:39:35

The red Maasai is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to East Africa. The origin of this breed is unknown, but it is known to have been present in Kenya and kept by the Maasai people throughout much of their history. This breed was the most populous sheep breed kept by the Maasai people and many other tribes until the 1970’s, when farmers were offered subsidies to crossbreed their sheep with imported breeds like the Dorper sheep. This caused a decline in purebred Maasai sheep, which...

Chiricahua Leopard Frog, Lithobates chiricahuensis or Rana chiricahuensis
2014-10-29 12:41:14

The Chiricahua Leopard Frog (Lithobates chiricahuensis or Rana chiricahuensis) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family that is located in Mexico and the United States. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, freshwater springs, open excavations, and ponds. It is threatened by loss of habitat and chytrid fungus to such a degree...

Asiatic Grass Frog, Rana chensinensis
2014-10-29 12:37:54

The Asiatic Grass Frog (Rana chensinensis), known also as the Chinese Brown Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It can be found in China, Mongolia, possibly North Korea, and possibly Russia. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, irrigated land, and pastureland. It is threatened by loss of habitat. In China, it is hunted for use...

Gopher Frog, Rana capito
2014-10-29 11:26:34

The Gopher Frog (Rana capito) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to the Southeastern United States. It mostly inhabits the threatened sand hill communities, flatwoods, and scrub in the Atlantic coastal plain where it is normally found near ponds. The two subspecies include the Carolina Gopher Frog (R. c. capito), and Florida Gopher Frog (R. c. aesopus). The Dusky Gopher Frog (T. sevosa) had formerly been considered a subspecies but was elevated to a species...

Long-Legged Wood Frog, Rana macrocnemis
2014-10-29 11:23:16

The Long-Legged Wood Frog (Rana macrocnemis), known also as the Caucasus Frog or the Uludag Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It can be found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Turkey, and Turkmenistan. Its natural habitats include boreal forests, temperate forests, temperate shrubland, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, rivers and intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes,...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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