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2008-07-12 09:00:25

By Jim Myers, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 12--WASHINGTON -- While others criticized the Bush administration's inaction on greenhouse gases, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe warned Friday that it has put in place a scenario that will bankrupt the U.S. economy. A key player in the years-long debate over climate change, the Oklahoma Republican agreed that using the Clean Air Act to put new regulations in place would be an unprecedented expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency's authority that would...

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2008-07-08 15:55:00

Sen. Barbara Boxer, a leading U.S. Senate Democrat, accused the Bush administration of a "cover-up" aimed at stopping the Environmental Protection Agency from tackling greenhouse emissions. "This cover-up is being directed from the White House and the office of the vice president," said Boxer, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Jason Burnett, the agency's former associate deputy administrator who appeared at a news conference with Boxer, said...

2006-05-18 20:30:00

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate agreed on Thursday to make English the national language of the United States and moments later also adopted a milder alternative calling English the country's "unifying language." Which amendment ends up in the final version of an overhaul of U.S. immigration law will depend on negotiations with the U.S. House of Representatives. Neither would bar the use of Spanish or other languages in government services. The Senate immigration plan couples...

2006-03-09 08:52:52

WASHINGTON -- As a Senate committee prepares to take up revisions to the Endangered Species Act, nearly 6,000 biologists from around the country signed a letter Wednesday urging senators to preserve scientific protections in the landmark law. The House passed an Endangered Species Act rewrite last year that many scientists and environmentalists viewed as extreme. Interest groups are lobbying to ensure that legislation expected soon from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will...

2005-09-16 16:40:00

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are pursuing legislation that would grant the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sweeping authority to waive temporarily clean air and water laws in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Environmentalists and Democrats say the push by Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman James Inhofe could give the EPA carte blanche to dismantle important environmental protections governing power plant emissions and other industry. The EPA could use the proposed...

2005-08-17 18:12:24

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Fresh from visits to Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska's northernmost city, four U.S. senators said on Wednesday that signs of rising temperatures on Earth are obvious and they called on Congress to act. "If you can go to the Native people and walk away with any doubt about what's going on, I just think you're not listening," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Democrat Hillary Clinton of...

2005-07-19 19:39:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation aimed at lifting flight restrictions at Dallas Love Field, a move that could boost Southwest Airlines Co. and hurt rival American Airlines, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada unveiled a measure that would lift the Wright Amendment restrictions that limit nonstop flights from Love Field to destinations within Texas or seven nearby states. The restrictions were put in place 26 years ago to help business...

2005-06-30 21:17:32

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Senate Republicans denouncedother lawmakers and the news media on Thursday for unfavorabledepictions of the Iraq war and the Pentagon urged members ofCongress to talk up military service to help ease a recruitingshortfall. Families are discouraging young men and women fromenlisting "because of all the negative media that's out there,"Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, said at a U.S.Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Inhofe also...

2005-06-27 20:54:04

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate is poised to approve awide-ranging package of energy incentives on Tuesday, butheated negotiations with the House of Representatives loombefore the bill reaches the president's desk. The Senate's bill would double use of corn-blended ethanolby 2012, shore up electric grid reliability and offer $14.1billion in tax breaks and incentives to boost domesticproduction. The energy bill is expected to pass. Missing from the Senate plan are...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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