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2011-08-08 08:17:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Channel 2 WSB-TV and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) are seeking nominations for Atlanta's 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes program, a national awards program to honor and celebrate conservation in everyday life. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070925/CLTU013LOGO-a ) Nominations are being accepted through August 12 at 5:00 p.m. To nominate an individual, visit wsbtv.com/CoxConservesHeroes. The Cox Conserves Heroes program asks local...

2008-12-16 11:41:00

Site will become part of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park MIDDLESBORO, Ky., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 2,171-acre tract of land that protects the drinking water for residents of Kentucky has been purchased by The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and will eventually be added to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, TPL announced today. The property is a key piece in an effort begun by TPL in 2004 to protect the approximately 4,500-acre Fern Lake watershed on behalf of...

2007-11-02 15:00:30

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Alan Front of The Trust for Public Land, +1-202-543- 7552, +1-415-495-4014 Praises Conservation Leadership of Senators Baucus, Lieberman, and Warner WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national nonprofit land conservation group, today lauded a key Senate subcommittees passage of legislation aimed at addressing the causes and the effects of global warming. The action taken by the Subcommittee on Private Sector...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'