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2011-06-16 13:15:00

Conservation Group Urges Senate to Restore Reasonable Funding Levels WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives' approval today of nearly $1 billion in cuts to USDA conservation programs in the agriculture appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2012 is bad policy that the Senate needs to fix, according to a leading conservation group. "We realize that Congress faces tough budget choices, but making draconian cuts to voluntary conservation...

2011-05-31 13:44:00

Ag, conservation groups call on lawmakers to "ensure that reasonable funding levels are continued" WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of more than 50 agriculture and conservation groups representing millions of Americans today are urging lawmakers to reject nearly $1 billion in proposed cuts to farm bill conservation programs. The organizations are asking the House Appropriations Committee to "ensure that reasonable funding levels are continued" when the...

2011-05-17 06:00:00

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether living in an apartment, tending an urban plot or farming multiple acres, gardens attract beautiful wildlife and help restore habitat in commercial and residential settings. Scotts Songbird Selections encourages Americans to garden for wildlife. Balconies, patio containers and backyards everywhere can welcome and support nature through the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Habitat program. With helpful articles, videos, photos and...

2011-04-21 17:03:00

This week marks first anniversary of spill and first step toward restoration WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News broke today that BP has agreed to provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico under an unprecedented agreement announced today by the Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) down payment is a significant first step toward restoration in the Gulf. The Gulf...

2011-04-14 13:02:00

"Go60MPG" Sets Record Straight As Both New York Auto Show and DC EDTA Conference Near NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auto fuel efficiency is going up and high-MPG auto sales are surging today, but a handful of persistent myths continue to cloud the understanding of some policymakers and members of the general public, according to Go60MPG, a joint effort of Environment America, the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Safe Climate...

2011-04-07 11:59:00

House Wants Kids to Breathe Toxic Air as Favor to Oil Companies WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House budget negotiators are threatening to shut down the government because the Senate and President Obama refuse to cave in to a list of polluter favors that would open loopholes in the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. Yesterday, Senators soundly defeated a series of amendments attacking the Clean Air Act as part of a debate on small business legislation. The House is...

2011-03-17 12:09:00

National Wildlife Federation Says Geothermal Heat Pumps Can Slash Energy Costs at U.S. Campuses WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) has endorsed a unique new report, Going Underground on Campus: Tapping the Earth for Clean, Efficient Heating and Cooling, by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Released in late February by the NWF Campus Ecology Program, the report examines geothermal energy systems on U.S. campuses, including...

2011-03-10 16:40:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of environmental, economic, and social equity organizations today celebrated the news that Reps. Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) have formed a bipartisan House Gulf Caucus to support restoration of the region's environment and economy following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The coalition of groups, working together as the Gulf Renewal Project, support the Oil Commission's recommendation that 80% of Clean...

2011-02-24 10:08:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 22, 2011, two veteran environmentalists - Maggy Hurchalla and Nathaniel P. Reed - and renowned author and historian, Dr. Douglas Brinkley, together with students from local schools, convened at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties in West Palm Beach to discuss environmental challenges, visions and hopes for the future, holding a panel discussion titled "Next Generation of Wilderness...

2011-02-14 17:25:00

Groups praise proposed $27 million commitment to revive vital coastal resources and benefit nation's economy WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five conservation groups praised President Obama today for maintaining his commitment to Gulf Coast restoration by recommending the first-ever funding to construct wetlands projects to reverse wetlands losses in the Louisiana Coastal Area (LCA) of the Mississippi River Delta. "The BP oil disaster shined a spotlight on the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.