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2014-07-07 16:21:37

NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy, the world's largest conservation organization, announced that students from its Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Program are heading out for a great summer adventure to nature preserves in 27 states across the country. Students, many of whom have never spent time out of their city, let alone one-on-one with worms and toads, will participate in a paid internship program from July 7th through August...

2014-06-26 12:24:54

Custom Guitars to Include the name Satao to honor Elephant Recently Slaughtered for Ivory ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's estimated that there were 1.2 million elephants in Africa in 1980. Now there are only about 430,000. Tragically, one of the world's largest and most famous elephants, Satao, was recently killed by poachers. To help end the worst poaching crisis in history, Martin Guitar and The Nature Conservancy launched a partnership today to ramp...

2014-06-05 00:20:32

Carnival Foundation to Support the Waters It Depends Upon MIAMI, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Foundation is providing a $2.5 million gift over five years to support The Nature Conservancy's global marine protection priorities. Carnival Foundation's support will be directed toward identifying locations where industry and community are most dependent on marine and coastal resources - including key conservation priority sites where the company operates. The Nature...

2014-06-05 00:20:18

To Celebrate World Oceans Day, World's Largest Cruise Company Announces Gift to Support Ecologically Important Lands and Waters MIAMI, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help celebrate World Environment Day today and in advance of World Oceans Day on June 8, Carnival Foundation in partnership with Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise company, is providing a $2.5 million gift over five years to support The Nature Conservancy's global...

2014-06-03 23:04:53

Work continues to locate more climate-resilient landscapes across the United States. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The Nature Conservancy released a new study identifies a series of natural “strongholds” across the Southeastern United States that are predicted to withstand the growing impacts of climate change and help ensure nature’s survival. As droughts, rising temperatures and other climate impacts threaten to destabilize natural areas across the United States and around...

2014-06-03 23:01:49

Large cities occupy only 1 percent of global land surface, but draw water from almost half of that surface Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The Nature Conservancy announced the publication of the first global database of urban water sources and stress today in Global Environmental Change. The study estimates that cities move 504 billion liters of water—enough to fill 200,000 Olympic swimming pools—a distance of 27,000 kilometers every day. Laid end to end, all those canals and...

2014-04-24 16:23:55

IBM's weather forecasting technology to enable smarter irrigation, water conservation ALBANY, Ga., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Flint River Partnership and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration to deploy innovative conservation measures to enhance agricultural efficiency by up to 20 percent. The Flint River Partnership (which includes the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service and The Nature Conservancy)...

2014-04-22 23:01:40

The Pittsburgh-based relocation management company partnered with The Nature Conservancy to plant 1,000 trees for reforestation efforts. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 AIReS has long held a commitment to corporate responsibility and actively supports sustainable initiatives in their business. Each office location embraces resource reduction and environmentally friendly processes, governed by the company’s ISO 14001 registration. These day-to-day tasks keep AIReS’ business...

2014-04-21 23:03:20

Leading domain registrar and web hosting provider Namecheap is proud to support environmental giving efforts on Earth Day. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 For one day only – Earth Day, April 22, 2014 – Namecheap will offer deep savings on domain transfers and hosting and donate to environmental charities with every transaction. Customers may transfer a .com, .net, .org, .biz or .info domain for the low price of $5.98 (first year only) and/or purchase a shared hosting package at...

2014-04-14 12:25:59

NEW ORLEANS, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental innovators in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are implementing solutions for the management of the mid-South's natural and environmental resources through a $500,000 grant from Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) to The Nature Conservancy. The announcement is early recognition by both organizations of Earth Day April 22. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/73022 With support from Entergy's Environmental...


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.