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2011-03-28 11:37:00

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Ventures LLC and Mine Reclamation, LLC announced today that the U.S. Supreme Court did not accept their petition seeking review of an adverse November 2009 U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision which will send Kaiser's completed land exchange for the Eagle Mountain landfill project back for further review by the U. S. Bureau of Land Management ("BLM"). Kaiser's and Mine Reclamation's petition was one of approximately 200...

2011-03-17 09:36:00

Year One results in reducing wildfire concerns for nearby communities and takes steps to preserve Barrens unique habitat STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced they plan to begin the second phase of controlled burns on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Land 176 in Patton, Ferguson and Halfmoon Townships, Centre County, to improve habitat conditions within this unique ecosystem. This year, the Game Commission has...

2011-03-15 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of spring and the increased risk of forest and brush fires across the state, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today announced federal grants are available to help Pennsylvania's rural communities better guard against the threat of fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas. "Warming temperatures, sunny days and strong winds quickly usher in wildfire dangers that emphasize the need to...

2011-03-10 11:55:00

Despite Recent Rain, Very Dry Conditions Can Appear Almost Overnight HARRISBURG, Pa., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed March 13-19 Wildfire Prevention Week in Pennsylvania, noting that rapidly-changing weather can quickly create tinderbox conditions despite recent rain. "Even after periods of heavy rain, warming temperatures and drying winds can cause wildfire dangers to spike almost overnight," Corbett said. "There were more than 360 brush...

2011-03-02 07:25:00

RENO, Nev., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - Battle Mountain District Office has awarded a $1.6 million contract to Environmental Management Planning Solutions, Inc. (EMPSi) to prepare a resource management plan (RMP) to guide development and conservation on 10.5 million acres of federal land within Lander County, Eureka County, Nye County, and Esmeralda County, Nevada. The BLM has over 120 Field Offices that manage...

2011-01-29 00:02:02

In response to the ever-growing rise in special hazard flammable liquid fires, fire safety specialist and inventor David Munroe has launched ACAF Systems Inc, a manufacturer of innovative and self contained Compressed Air Foam fire suppression systems. This newly patented, FM Approved line of fire suppression solutions are adding a whole new dimension to firefighting. Coventry RI (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 In response to the ever-growing rise in special hazard flammable liquid fires, fire...

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2010-12-26 07:20:00

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that the Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for federal wilderness protection. BBC News reported that the agency will replace the 2003 policy adopted under former Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Salazar said. That policy "” derided by some as the "No More Wilderness" policy "” stated that new areas could not be recommended for wilderness protection...

2010-12-23 13:43:00

New approach will help all interests work toward consensus on public land protection WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Matz, director of the Campaign for America's Wilderness of the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration's new policy to better inventory and plan protection for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the West and Alaska: "Secretary Salazar's policy pronouncement today affirms the Bureau...

2010-12-14 00:51:07

New research indicates that the speed of early forest clearance following human colonisation of the South Island of New Zealand was much faster and more intense than previously thought. Charcoal recovered from lake-bed sediment cores show that just a few large fires within 200 years of initial colonization destroyed much of the South Island's lowland forest. Grasslands and shrubland replaced the burnt forest and smaller fires prevented forests from returning. The findings - by an...

2010-12-05 23:26:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) arrived in Haifa, Israel on December 5 to help combat the wildfires that began on December 2 in Northern Israel. In addition, the United States transported nearly 70 metric tons (MT) of fire suppressant and 3,800 gallons of fire retardant concentrate to Israel on December 5. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091022/USAIDLOGO ) "We...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.