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2014-05-21 12:53:11

American Chemical Society Out of the thousands of chemicals used for countless everyday products, about 500 have been assessed for potential health risks by the federal program tasked with this colossal duty. The good news is the Environmental Protection Agency, which runs the program, has improved it, but more remains to be done, according to a report from the National Research Council (NRC). Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical...

2014-05-20 23:01:27

National Grid issues in acknowledgment of the final rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 National Grid issued a statement today in acknowledgment of the final rule released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act. Issued on May 19, the rule will affect cooling water intake structures at U.S. power plants, achieve significant environmental...

2014-05-20 16:21:55

NEWARK, N.J., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Service Enterprise Group Chairman, President and CEO Ralph Izzo issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issuing its final rule under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act: "We have been pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency under Administrator McCarthy has engaged stakeholders to identify appropriate approaches to minimize adverse environmental impacts. PSEG recognizes the...

2014-05-20 12:25:28

RICHMOND, Va., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion (NYSE:D) has issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's new rule designed to protect aquatic life from cooling water intakes at power stations: The Environmental Protection Agency's final rule for Cooling Water Intake Structures at Existing Facilities under section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act requires new technology and monitoring requirements on electric generating stations to reduce impacts...

2014-05-20 12:24:35

GLENDALE, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ice Energy, a leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage and smart grid solutions, welcomes Cathy Zoi to its board of directors. Zoi spearheaded the Energy Star program, was chief of staff for environmental policy during the Clinton administration and oversaw $30 billion in energy investments while serving in the Obama administration as Department of Energy (DOE) assistant secretary and acting undersecretary. Cathy's...

2014-05-19 16:21:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) has extended the registration deadline for three public hearings across the state on the department's Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) proposal to ensure ample opportunity for public participation. First published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on April 19, the EQB has extended the pre-registration deadline for all...

2014-05-18 23:02:02

Here are eight simple steps to a greener office from Rackwise, Inc's experts in "greening" the work place. They’ll also help to reduce carbon footprint. (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 Economic downturns often sharpen a company’s focus on cost savings, efficiency and lowering the expenses associated with running a company. It’s a great idea in theory, but it isn’t always easy to take the first steps toward a greener office and more efficient operations. So, how can businesses...

2014-05-16 12:23:31

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that the company has expanded its staff and services in the Pacific Northwest, moved to new offices in Portland, and opened its first office in Seattle. The new offices are located at the following addresses: GEI Consultants' New Portland GEI Consultants First Seattle...

2014-05-12 23:07:53

Bison Transport encourages fleets to join. Montreal, QC (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, today announced it is offering a 20% discount to fleets that join PIT before the end of June 2014. Benefits for the Canadian and U.S. fleets becoming members of the independent testing organization include:     the ability to choose which...

2014-05-07 12:23:43

Most consumers also concerned EPA policies will lead to black-outs and brown-outs WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most Americans (76%) are at least somewhat worried that new regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remove coal-powered electricity from the nation's energy mix will lead to higher prices for consumers, according to an online survey of 2,058 adults conducted in April, 2014 by Harris Poll on behalf of the National Mining...


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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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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