Latest Geography of Washington, D.C. Stories

2014-04-17 23:07:14

Students throughout Washington, DC stepped up to create innovative solutions to improve their local watershed. Out of 13 proposals submitted to the Caring for Our Watersheds competition, supported by Earth Force and sponsored by international agriculture company Agrium, 5 have been selected for a chance to put their proposals into action. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Students throughout Washington, DC stepped up to create innovative solutions to improve their local watershed. Out...

2014-02-20 23:02:13

Event Technology Company Builds on Experience Powering New Student Orientation to Create App for Upcoming Alumni Weekend San Francisco and Washington (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 DoubleDutch, the leading provider of mobile event applications, today announced an ongoing partnership with Georgetown University. After successfully deploying a mobile application for Georgetown’s New Student Orientation (NSO) program in August of 2013, DoubleDutch will provide additional applications for...

2014-02-03 16:21:41

Will Educate Key Audiences About Toxics in Anacostia River WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven leading environmental and business groups in the District announced today the formation of United for a Healthy Anacostia River, a new coalition that will work to educate key audiences about the toxics in the bottom sediments of the Anacostia River. The Anacostia River consistently ranks as one of the most polluted and toxic rivers in the nation. Toxins found in the river have...

2014-01-22 12:21:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Environmental Protection will invest more than $20.65 million in watershed protection projects to improve watersheds, reduce stormwater runoff and acid mine drainage (AMD), and support educational programs, among other environmental efforts. "Maintaining water quality and protecting Pennsylvania's resources is an important focus of my administration," Corbett said. "The...

2013-09-18 23:20:59

Transformative gift from alumnus Frank H. McCourt, Jr. will forge a new approach to public policy education (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Georgetown University today announced that it will make a transformational impact on the field of public policy through a gift of $100 million. The gift, from Frank H. McCourt, Jr. (C’75), is the largest in the university’s history and will endow the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The McCourt School for Public Policy will...

2013-07-15 23:03:18

U.S. Smoke & Fire has recently completed an installation of smoke curtains at the new home of Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies in Washington, DC. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 U.S. Smoke & Fire, A Division of CYSA Development, has completed the installation of an atrium smoke curtain system at 650 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, DC. This address will be the new home for Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS), which offers graduate...

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  • 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).