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2014-04-10 23:03:09

Representing the Entomological Society of America (ESA), Past President Robert Wiedenmann, Ph.D., testified today before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies to request robust fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Forest Service. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Representing the Entomological Society of America (ESA), Past President Robert Wiedenmann, Ph.D., testified today before...

2014-04-10 16:21:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging them to consider state differences and needed flexibility when developing emissions guidelines addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) standards for existing fossil fuel-fired power stations. "Under Governor Tom Corbett's leadership, Pennsylvania is continuing to make great progress in its efforts to...

2014-04-10 12:22:42

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects helped Washington, D.C., rank second on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2014 list of the top U.S. cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/DC90161LOGO-b Cities are ranked on the list by how many buildings earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR in their area last year. ASLA's headquarters was one...

2014-04-10 08:23:42

Company teaches do-it-yourself projects to help save water in arid West and elsewhere ATLANTA, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot(®), the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced a nationwide effort to help educate and enable residents in drought-affected areas and elsewhere to conserve water inside and outside the home. On Saturday, April 26, The Home Depot will host Water Conservation Workshops at all 1,977 of its U.S. stores....

2014-04-08 12:21:47

New Clean Diesel Technology in Trucks & Material Handling Equipment Key to Sustainable Ports BALTIMORE, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proven and potential solutions to improve the air quality and the environmental profile of major U.S. ports is the focus today of a port stakeholder summit organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120201/MM46474LOGO A number of representatives from U.S. ports, national environmental...

2014-04-08 08:24:44

Company earns award for protecting the environment through promotion of energy-efficient products ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named The Home Depot(®) as a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through promotion of energy-efficient products. The Home Depot's accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2014....

2014-04-07 08:38:48

FAIRFAX, Va., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, today announced that the company was awarded a contract to provide IT support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Protection Partnership Division (CPPD) ENERGY STAR program. The five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) is valued at $38 million if all options are exercised. The ENERGY STAR program...

2014-04-04 16:20:25

Two-time Partner of the Year also recognized for climate communications DETROIT, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized General Motors with a 2014 ENERGY STAR(®) Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy management. The U.S. EPA also recognized GM's efforts to raise consumer awareness of climate change and presented the company...

2014-04-01 16:21:56

ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) submitted comments yesterday in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Request for Information (RFI) on process safety management (PSM) and prevention of major chemical accidents regulations. Through the RFI, which is an initiative related to Executive Order 13650 - Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, OSHA proposed several...

2014-03-31 08:23:59

NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2(nd) Annual Smart Water Leadership Summit will be held May 6 and 7, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington D.C. This Summit will generate value for its participants by bringing together top leaders to present and discuss best practices, regulatory requirements and leadership regarding building water safety and sustainability. There is no charge to attend either on-site or remote via live streaming video. To...


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Current Sea Level Rise
2013-04-01 10:39:21

The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'