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2008-07-02 21:00:20

By MATT JOYCE Associated Press Writer TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. (AP) - Energy utility companies need regulatory and financial cooperation from state and federal governments to produce and distribute enough power for the West's growing population while also eliminating harmful carbon emissions, utility directors say. Several utility heads made their case as part of a wide-ranging discussion Monday at the annual Western Governors' Association meeting, held this year near the Grand Teton...

2008-07-02 18:00:28

By MATT JOYCE TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. - Citing a lack of federal leadership, the nation's Western governors want to draft a national energy policy they hope will influence the next presidential administration. Governors participating in the final day of the Western Governors' Association meeting in Wyoming said their resource-rich region is well positioned to take the lead on the issue. "We all know that nature abhors a vacuum, and so does politics," said Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. "This group...

2008-07-02 15:00:37

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) today issued this statement in response to the Western Governors Association (WGA) policy resolution regarding the deployment of new zero emission coal. In the Clean and Diversified Energy for the West policy resolution (06-10), the western governors stated that traditional resources such as oil, coal, nuclear, natural gas and hydropower have played and will continue to play a significant role in meeting future energy needs....

2008-07-01 21:00:00

JACKSON, Wyo. -- Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. is challenging the Western Governors Association to put together a comprehensive energy and climate change blueprint that the group can present to the next U.S. president, in hopes of driving the nation's energy future. Comparing it to President Kennedy's challenge in 1961 to send a man to the moon, Huntsman said the country needs a goal, and as many specifics as possible how to reach it. Western governors, he said, are uniquely situated to provide the...

2008-07-01 18:00:25

Governors from the Western United States, holding their annual meeting this week, say climate change is a key issue. Even conservative governors say that they have accepted that global warming is under way, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Gov. C.L. Butch Otter of Idaho said that he has no question about that -- although he is unsure how much human actions can influence its course. Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is succeeding Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal as chairman of the Western Governors...

2008-07-01 09:00:00

By Michelle Dynes By Michelle Dynes mdynes@wyomingnews.com JACKSON HOLE - Water conflicts are nothing new to the governors of the West. But the problems are growing as populations increase and the climate changes. These state leaders discussed their challenges and successes related to water management during the annual meeting of the Western Governors Association here on Monday. Two years ago, association members issued a report, "Water Needs and Strategies for a Sustainable Future." On...

2008-07-01 06:00:00

By Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 1--JACKSON, Wyo. -- Over and over again this week, Western governors have been confronted with the issue of climate change and the threat it poses to the sustainability of the region's way of life. It puts stresses on wildlife and its habitat, threatens water supply and challenges energy development, the attendees at the Western Governors Association annual meeting have been told. And the issue has not been couched in terms of whether...

2008-06-30 09:02:45

By Michelle Dynes By Michelle Dynes mdynes@wyomingnews.com JACKSON HOLE - Not every boundary is easy to identify. Elk and pronghorn antelope do not recognize county or state lines as herds move from winter to summer territories, but survival is dependent on the ability to migrate. Regional governors discussed how they could collaborate to protect wildlife corridors during the opening of the 2008 Western Governors' Association on Sunday. Today, 60 percent of new home construction...

2008-06-30 00:00:30

By Matt Joyce, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. - Governors and premiers from several western states and provinces met Sunday to discuss strategies for protecting wildlife that roams their region while also capitalizing on immense energy resources. They voted to form the Western Wildlife Habitat Council on the first day of the annual Western Governors' Association conference, held this year in the valley of Jackson Hole in Wyoming's northwestern corner. The council's task will...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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