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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...

2010-12-07 00:00:41

It's time for the family holiday card photo. The National Wildlife Federation says taking pictures of your kids for the card isn't that different than taking photos of wildlife, lots of squirming and subjects looking the wrong way. You don't have to have special skills to photograph your children well, you know them best and this intimate knowledge will be a huge help. Reston, VA (Vocus) December 6, 2010 It's time for the family holiday card photo. The National Wildlife Federation says...

2010-12-02 00:00:49

State-by-State Analysis Tallies Up to 6 Gigawatts of Atlantic Offshore Wind Projects 40 Groups Join Network to Speed Responsible Offshore Wind Washington, DC (Vocus) December 1, 2010 Up and down the Atlantic Coast, states and offshore wind developers are making significant progress in advancing offshore projects, according to a new report. The report finds up to six gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind projects have been proposed along the Atlantic Coast - the equivalent of about five...

2010-10-05 16:10:00

Groups say task force, BP fine money necessary to expedite La. wetlands restoration projects WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's signing today of an executive order to create a Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force is a key first step to fulfilling his promise to restore the Gulf and to make it even better than it was before the BP oil disaster, according to five local and national environmental groups. (Logo:...

2010-09-29 07:00:00

Poll is timely day after Mabus report recommends BP fines be dedicated to Gulf restoration fund WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly three out of four voters (72%) in Gulf region states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas) say they'd be more likely to vote for federal legislators if they support funding to restore the environmental health of the Gulf, according to a new poll released today. The poll was funded by the Walton Family Foundation on behalf of a...

2010-09-28 14:14:00

Obama, Congress must agree on how much BP fine money is dedicated to restoration fund WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Praising a new government report detailing a long-term environmental restoration plan for the Gulf Coast, five environmental groups today called on the President and Congress to implement the report's recommendations by using the fines BP will have to pay for the blowout of the company's Macondo well. The report was presented today in New Orleans by Navy...

2010-09-23 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over four million members and supporters, and 47 state and territorial-affiliated organizations. Now the NWF is moving into video in a big way to inform its current and prospective members and support its ongoing campaigns -- adding more than 11 video channels of video to the Federation's web site. Matt...

2010-09-22 08:30:00

BOSTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With jobs in the country's emerging clean energy sector growing more than twice as fast as jobs overall, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) have joined forces on a two-year project that will spur green jobs education, innovation and training at community colleges in the United States. The Greenforce Initiative(TM): Advancing Greener Careers and Campuses seeks to strengthen the capacity of community colleges in...

2010-09-13 13:02:00

Landrieu, Scalise Urge Obama to dedicate BP fines to restoring Gulf Coast, economy NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three environmental groups joined a bipartisan call for action today for President Obama to fulfill the commitment that he made in his very first oval office speech on June 15 to restore the Gulf Coast to make it better than it was before the BP oil disaster. At a news conference in New Orleans this morning, Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu and Louisiana...

2010-09-09 16:01:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In just four months, more than $1 million has been pledged to wildlife conservation efforts around the world thanks to vacationing families participating in the new "SeaWorld Cares" program. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/seaworld/46059/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100909/MM61743 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100909/MM61743 ) The program...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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