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2011-07-19 09:00:00

Medical Association Takes Award for Leaving the Legacy of a Playground in San Diego ROSEMONT, Ill., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, in a special ceremony at the White House, representatives from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) accepted the U.S. Department of the Interior's prestigious National Volunteer Award -- Non-Profit Organization in the 2011 Take Pride in America Awards. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar awarded the AAOS as an "outstanding...

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2011-05-05 06:00:00

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday said it is formally removing the gray wolf of the Rocky Mountain region from the endangered species list, after a Congressional order was made last month. It also plans to seek for removal of thousands of more wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list as well, because they have returned to "healthy levels," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told AFP. The removal from the endangered species listing are for up to...

2011-02-15 13:33:16

NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior presented the 2010 William T. Pecora group award to the U.S. Air Force Eagle Vision program Tuesday at a Pentagon ceremony. Eagle Vision was recognized for contributions in the United States and abroad to homeland security, humanitarian aid and natural disaster recovery efforts. The program consists of five ground stations capable of retrieving real-time satellite imagery from numerous commercial Earth-observing satellites to deliver time-critical...

2010-09-09 08:33:00

STERLING, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- IceWEB(TM), Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: IWEB), www.iceweb.com, a leading provider of Unified Data Storage and building blocks for cloud storage networks, announced today that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of the Interior to manage and store critical geospatial data. The Department has a suite of fully integrated systems each with approximately 20TB's of geospatial data and will be used to facilitate decisions that impact Federal lands,...

2010-01-13 09:26:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in meetings with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Native American tribal leaders, towns, land use planning agencies, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and others will propose a compromise that moves the project to an alternate site in close proximity to the disputed location and that respects the concerns of Native Americans and other stakeholders, and provides the developer with a strong, economically viable location for Cape Wind. The...

2009-10-21 06:00:00

DENVER, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Secure64 Software Corporation announced today that the U.S. Department of the Interior has purchased the company's Secure64 DNS Signer product to meet the December 2009 OMB mandate requiring all federal agencies to add DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) to the DNS. The Domain Name System (DNS) is responsible for translating host names to IP addresses (and vice versa) and is critical for the normal operation of Internet-connected systems. The Department of...

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2009-01-22 07:45:00

A spokesman for the U.S. Department of the Interior said Tuesday that the Obama administration will move forward with a proposal issued in the final days of the Bush administration to expand offshore drilling in previously banned areas, a Reuters report said on Wednesday. Shortly after taking his oath of office on Tuesday, President Obama ordered all federal agencies and departments to suspend pending regulations until they can be reviewed by incoming administration personnel. However,...

2008-11-03 16:00:00

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett today presented His Royal Highness Jordanian Ambassador to the United States Prince Zeid Raad Zeid Al-Hussein with 15 advanced binoculars and spotting scopes for the Jordanian Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature. The equipment will be used at Wadi Mujib Nature Reserve, the home of the endangered Nubian Ibex, to assist in anti-poaching efforts. The Department of the Interior is the federal agency with primary responsibility for...

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2008-10-23 08:45:00

More than 190 million acres of federal land in 11 western states and Alaska will be made available to energy companies for the development of geothermal energy in the production of electricity; said the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Interior Secretary Dick Kempthorne said that "these federal lands hold a huge energy potential". He added that the geothermal areas under lease could provide 5,540 megawatts of generation capacity by 2015.  This would be enough to meet the energy...


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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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