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2014-06-30 12:24:41

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under a towering canopy of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy and public officials today celebrated the 150(th) Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, the legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln to preserve Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, by breaking ground on a landmark project to protect the ancient sequoia trees and the extraordinary experience...

National Park Service Bans All Aerial Drones
2014-06-21 17:34:05

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Imagine if you will, you have packed up the family, Griswold style, for a vacation to see the splendors of America. There you are, on the cusp of the Grand Canyon watching the most majestic sunset ever when, out of nowhere, the scene is spoiled by the low buzzing not of a swarm of mosquitoes but rather by an inconsiderate operator of an unmanned aerial vehicle, better known to you and me as a drone. Thankfully, with a ruling by...

2014-06-17 12:25:59

Special Guests Include HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield; Nationally Recognized Nurse Practitioners Championing Innovative Care Delivery; and Country Music Superstar Martina McBride NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today kicks off its 2014 National Conference, the largest annual gathering of nurse practitioners (NPs) in the country. The event brings together approximately 5,300 NPs for more than 250...

2014-06-12 08:21:36

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION WILL SUPPORT GRANTS FOCUSED ON CONSERVATION AND MORE WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded Impact Grants to nine national parks thanks to a $1.4 million donation from Subaru of America. Subaru made this significant contribution to the National Park Foundation through the sixth annual "Share the Love" event. For every new vehicle sold or leased during the event,...

2014-06-10 12:24:00

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION PROGRAM WILL ENHANCE AND IMPROVE AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded Disneynature Impact Grants to 14 national parks thanks to the significant support generated during opening week of Disneynature's "Bears." These grants provide critical financial support needed to transform innovative, yet underfunded, ideas into successful in-park...

2014-05-29 08:20:51

National Power Supply offers better pricing with expanded inventory on the Cummins 6.7 for sale by utilizing independent builders. YAKIMA, Wash., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Power Supply (NPS) now offers the Cummins 6.7 for sale and is now available. This is great news for those looking to purchase the Cummins 6.7 engines with a single purchase or even in bulk. NPS offers the engines at the best prices and best shipping rates allowed. NPS has many return customers and even...

2014-05-22 23:12:27

ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR) recognizes Converged Technology Professionals, Inc., an award winning Gold Champion ShoreTel Partner, for their outstanding achievement in customer satisfaction and loyalty for the period of October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Converged Technology Professionals, Inc. announced today its recognition by ShoreTel, a leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications (UC) solutions, for their outstanding achievement...

2014-05-21 16:23:08

Ford Administration NPS Director Gary Everhardt Joins Coalition of National Park Service Retirees; Group Played Vital Role in 2013 Sequestration/Government Shutdown Battle. WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From its humble beginnings as a group of just three former National Park Service (NPS) employees speaking out in 2003 against proposed cuts to national park budgets to a major advocacy organization representing a collective 30,000 years of NPS work experience, the...

2014-05-21 12:22:49

Thirty-nine National Parks Receive America's Best Idea Grants WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded $640,022 in grants to 39 national parks through its America's Best Idea program. Inspired by Ken Burns' critically acclaimed documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," this program builds partnerships between national parks and community, state, and other public...

2014-05-15 12:24:49

THIRTY-SEVEN NATIONAL PARKS AWARDED 2014 ACTIVE TRAILS GRANTS WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded 37 grants totaling $700,687 to national parks selected to participate in the 2014 Active Trails program. Now in its sixth year, the Active Trails program supports healthy living by getting people out and active in national parks through projects that help restore, protect, and/or...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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