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2010-01-19 14:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Geographic Society today unveiled its latest Geotourism MapGuide, which highlights the sustainable places and attractions in the Central Cascades region of the Pacific Northwest. Based on recommendations of local residents and business owners, the MapGuide showcases authentic and sustainable ways to experience the dynamic landscape, pioneering culture and recreational treasures of the Central Cascades areas of Washington and Oregon. The...

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2009-07-01 12:05:00

Conservationists filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday seeking federal protection for the Palouse earthworm "” a worm that spits at its predators, The Associated Press reported. Fans of the rare, sweet-smelling species requested the worm be protected as an endangered species. Noah Greenwald of the Center for Biological Diversity said the giant Palouse earthworm is critically endangered and needs the protection of the Endangered Species Act to have any...

2009-04-17 11:18:00

REEDSPORT, Ore., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- For the family that is looking for an affordable Oregon Coast vacation on a budget, the beauty and water sport activities of Loon Lake can be enjoyed with an inexpensive stay at Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort. The resort is offering Oregon Coast area lodging for an Oregon yurt that can accommodate up to four people, or Oregon Coast cabins that can accommodate up to five people. Budget stays can also be arranged in one of the lakeview cottages with full...

2009-03-04 08:03:52

Scientists urge planning now to curb risks to human health, buildings and the Oregon region's ecologyEffects of climate change projected this century for Oregon's Upper Willamette River Basin, including Eugene-Springfield, will threaten water supplies, buildings, transportation systems, human health, forests, and fish and wildlife, according to a report produced by the University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative and the National Center for Conservation Science & Policy.The...

2009-01-14 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- National Geographic Society's Center for Sustainable Destinations has joined organizations in Washington and Oregon to publicize the world-class natural and cultural attractions of the Central Cascades. The pilot project seeks to contribute to the economic health of communities by promoting geotourism: tourism that sustains and enhances the geographical character of a place -- its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its...

2008-09-13 00:00:30

The start of the 2009 session of the Oregon Legislature is months away, but transportation interests already appear to be jockeying for position when it comes to getting their pet projects out in front of legislators and the public. For Onno Husing, executive director of the Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association in Newport, one of those projects that legislators should tackle during their next session is coming up with money to help fix aging and neglected roads along the coast. Of...

2008-07-24 15:01:08

SALEM, Ore., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Oregon is calling all adult beverage aficionados to create Oregon Bounty spirits concoctions during the "Create the Oregon Bounty Cocktail" contest. The contest officially begins today, Thursday, July 24, as part of the annual statewide promotion Oregon Bounty that celebrates the state's artisan producers. Contest entries need to represent one of the state's distinct regions: Eastern Oregon, Southern Oregon, the Oregon Coast, Central Oregon, the...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Ray Grass Deseret News For years now, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has been working with private landowners to help improve feeding opportunities for deer, elk and cattle. On Monday, roughly 300 acres of mountain sagebrush on private land adjacent to Hardware Ranch in Cache County was treated with an herbicide called Spike. The end result will be a thinning of the sagebrush and a rapid growth of tasty grasses and forbs, primary food sources for both wild and domestic...

2008-07-15 12:00:00

By Erica F. Curless, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 15--North Idaho residents with questions about the controversial process of sorting out who owns what water rights are invited to a series of town hall meetings next week. The state Department of Water Resources will have seven meetings in Kootenai, Benewah and Shoshone counties, starting Monday in Wallace and wrapping up July 24 in Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls. "These meetings provide an opportunity for people to learn...

2008-07-14 15:00:27

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 14--A lighting-sparked wildfire, smoldering for a week, exploded Sunday in a blaze that prompted some Southwest Washington residents to mistake the cauliflower-like smoke plume for an eruption of Mount Adams. By late Sunday afternoon, the fire covered more than 500 acres of dead and dying timber. "It's going to be burning into the week," said Paul Ries, a public information officer for the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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