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2011-04-22 00:00:30

Digiscribe's "Scan & Save" Program Benefits The Environment By Supporting The Nature Conservancy and Decreasing Paper Usage with Document Scanning and Document Management Services Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 Digiscribe, a Westchester-based document management company, is extending its "Scan & Save" program to do its part in preserving the environment. For the fourth year in a row, the company will donate money to The Nature Conservancy for every box of documents it scans...

2011-04-21 15:39:00

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), in collaboration with its nine local utilities, partnered with The Nature Conservancy and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to conserve and protect local fresh water areas with $120,310 in donations. The partnership is part of the company's Direct e-Bill campaign that encourages its residential and commercial customers to sign up for free paperless billing. During the three-month campaign, each customer...

2011-04-14 11:00:00

NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Earth Day and beyond, people around the globe can help "plant a future" and help restore critically endangered rain forests of South America and Indonesia through new fundraising products launched worldwide by Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP). The new Hello Green Tomorrow products available in more than 50 countries include a sleek reusable aluminum water bottle sold by Avon only in the U.S. (Photo:...

2011-04-13 00:00:28

The Nature Conservancy to Host "Picnic for the Planet" Event in 350+ Cities Worldwide Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 13, 2011 The planet does a lot for us"” let's take it out for lunch. On April 22"”Earth Day 2011"”The Nature Conservancy will host Picnic for the Planet, a global celebration of the planet we live on, the food it provides and the people we share it with. The concept is simple: no matter where you live, head to a favorite outdoor spot and enjoy good food in the...

2011-04-06 13:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress is set to pass a budget that could include severe cuts to vital conservation programs, The Nature Conservancy has announced its "Top Ten California Treasures." These treasures are California's most iconic parks and recreation areas that were funded by a federal program called the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is currently proposed to be cut by 90 percent in the House of Representatives' budget....

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2011-03-29 06:40:00

Water shortages around the world will become more severe as the world's population continues to grow, especially in urban areas, according to a new study led by The Nature Conservancy's Rob McDonald. The study, "Urban Growth, Climate Change and Freshwater Availability," looks at cities specifically with populations of 100,000 or more in developing countries, including those in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Close to one billion urban residents could face severe water...

2011-03-15 16:40:00

NEW YORK, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Toyota USA Foundation, a charitable endowment supporting K-12 math and science education, today announced over $5.2 million in new grants. The latest round of grants is going to 8 organizations from across the country. "These grants are an investment in the future of our educators and young people, and will give them invaluable skills for the future," said Patricia Salas Pineda, group vice president of Toyota Motor North America. "Toyota is...

2011-02-23 04:00:00

Win an Island Adventure with The Nature Conservancy SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy's successful island restoration and innovative conservation practices have inspired countless scientists and conservationists around the world. And now, Santa Cruz Island has motivated novelists as well. Best-selling author T.C. Boyle--author of such works as The Women, The Tortilla Curtain, and A Friend of the Earth--has written a new novel principally set on...

2011-02-18 11:14:00

Non-native insects and diseases can spread by traveling on wood packaging and other untreated wood ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A collaboration of diverse interests aimed at addressing the threat of non-native insects and diseases is urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to subject wood packaging material from Canada to the same requirements other countries must follow for this material before it can enter the country. Currently, the...

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2011-02-03 09:05:00

Experts are calling for some reefs to be closed to oyster harvesting based on research that they claim has revealed that the global population of the mollusk species is declining rapidly. An international team of investigators, led by Michael Beck, a Senior Scientist with the Nature Conservancy and a Research Associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, examined oyster reefs in 144 bays across 44 different ecoregions, according to an American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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