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2009-12-01 10:45:00

NOVI, Mich., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced it received international recognition for the company's contributions to wildlife habitat conservation at the Wildlife Habitat Council's (WHC) 21st Annual Symposium, Evergreen: A Celebration of Conservation in a Changing World. ITC demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship and increasing native biodiversity by achieving Wildlife at Work(SM) certification at the ITC transmission...

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2009-06-26 12:10:00

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Friday inducted the Wadden Sea and Italy's Dolomites to its World Heritage List of protected regions. Additionally, the committee named the Philippines' Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park as an extension to the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park added to the World Heritage List in 1993. The appointments were made due to recommendations from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). UNESCO made the announcement on the fifth...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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