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2014-07-22 04:20:42

PORTLAND, Ore., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than two weeks Portland, Oregon will host StormCon 2014, the largest annual stormwater pollution prevention conference in the country. Improperly managed stormwater runoff can cause flooding and significant erosion, damage streams, and carry excessive nutrients, sediment, metals, volatile organic compounds, and other pollutants downstream. Green infrastructure solutions can supplement our sewer systems to help prevent flooding, at...

2014-07-16 16:21:45

DANVILLE, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy has completed cleanup work along the Dan River just upstream of the Schoolfield Dam in Danville, Va. Completion of the work was reviewed and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Since the operation began on May 6, approximately 2,500 tons of coal ash and river sediment have been removed from this location. Crews and equipment were staged at...

2014-07-09 12:22:54

Their Message to Congress: "Use Your Power to Clean up our Power" WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 200 moms and their kids are holding a unique "Play-in for Climate Action," on Capitol Hill today, a family-friendly protest against the air pollution causing dangerous climate change. The event features children at play, a press conference joined by U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-CA., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI., and a march to deliver a message from families...

2014-07-02 08:23:01

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CB&I (NYSE:CBI) announced today it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide operations and research services at the EPA's Test & Evaluation Facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, and other EPA satellite facilities. "CB&I has supported the EPA's Test & Evaluation Facility for nearly 25 years," said Chip Ray, President of CB&I's Environmental Solutions operating group. "This...

2014-06-19 08:24:15

NYSE MKT Equities Exchange Symbol - UEC CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE MKT: UEC, the "Company") is pleased to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has now reaffirmed its earlier decision to uphold the granting of the Company's existing Aquifer Exemption ("AE") for its fully permitted Goliad ISR Project. For the background on this release, please see the Company's news release dated December 12, 2013. The EPA...

2014-06-16 12:22:50

Whirlpool Brand Duet® offers new level of energy efficiency BENTON HARBOR, Mich., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the first appliance manufacturer to offer an ENERGY STAR® certified clothes dryer. The company received recent certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR program on the Whirlpool brand Duet® model WED87HED steam dryer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140616/118507 The EPA announced its...

2014-06-11 08:20:41

Company recognized for superior energy efficiency WALTHAM, Mass., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. This is the seventh consecutive year Raytheon has received this specific award and the tenth time in 14 years the company has been recognized by...

2014-06-10 16:26:44

National Fisheries Institute Spreads the Word About New Recommendations, Which are Based on Review of Ten Years of Scientific Findings WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released draft advice that strongly encourages pregnant and breastfeeding women to eat more fish as part of a healthy diet. The new advice is an update to the agencies' 2004 advice, which was widely misinterpreted as a...

2014-06-10 12:23:18

Groups Say Workers Could Be Exposed To More Than Three Times The Amount Of Chemicals Of US Workers. Consumers Take Action With New Mock "App;" 20,000 Have So Far Signed Petition Urging Action by Apple. WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amidst mounting consumer pressure on Apple to address worker safety in its supplier factories, 80 environmental and human rights organizations, socially responsible investment firms, and occupational health professionals from 27...

2014-06-09 12:23:09

ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) issued the following statement as a follow-up to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed greenhouse gas regulations announced on June 2: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120727/CG47668LOGO "After analyzing EPA's 645-page proposal and supporting technical documents, it is increasingly evident that the Administration's plan for regulating greenhouse gases would place the U.S. economy at serious risk,"...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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