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2010-02-18 09:06:00

Project will address safety for nearby communities; preserve Barrens unique habitat STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that they plan to conduct controlled burns on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Land 176 in Patton Township, Centre County, to improve habitat conditions within this unique ecosystem. Originally outlined in public meetings and meetings with news media in the area in March of 2009, Game Commission...

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2010-01-27 11:09:09

The innermost secrets of fire's role in the rebirth and renewal of forests and grasslands are being revealed in research that has identified plant growth promoters and inhibitors in smoke. In the latest discovery about smoke's secret life, an international team of scientists are reporting discovery of a plant growth inhibitor in smoke. The study appears in ACS's Journal of Natural Products, a monthly publication. "Smoke plays an intriguing role in promoting the germination of seeds of many...

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2009-12-17 12:45:00

A federal judge has been asked to block a controversial plan to round up about 2,500 wild horses and remove them from a Nevada range, The Associated Press reported. The Dec. 28 mustang roundup would be one of the largest in Nevada in recent years. Helicopters will be used to force the horses into holding pens before placing them for adoption or sending them to long-term holding corrals in the Midwest. However, animal rights groups say use of the helicopters is inhumane because some of the...

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2009-12-07 08:18:14

University of Nevada, Reno, scientists working with SONY and Forest Guard on new system Graham Kent, Nevada Seismological Laboratory director at the University of Nevada, Reno is leading the installation, testing and maintenance of a novel way to monitor forests fires and other environmental data with the prototype of a new camera system developed by Sony-Europe. The new 360-degree, solar-powered camera and wi-fi system was installed at Tahoe City, Calif. in anticipation of its debut Dec. 12...

2009-11-25 17:01:00

LONDON, November 25 /PRNewswire/ -- - Potentially Life-Saving Invention Inspired by Children's Real Life Experience of Devastating Forest Fires Sony Europe today announces that its partnership with a young team called Forest Guard has reached a vital stage as the youngsters have the enormous satisfaction of seeing their forest wildfire detection system idea deployed in their local forest for testing. The team of six, whose idea won the Climate Actions part of the global...

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2009-11-22 07:52:19

Authorities are asking residents in some parts of south Australia to evacuate their homes as an impending heat wave prompted the nation to issue its first "catastrophic" brush fire warning. Unseasonably hot and dry weather combined with strong winds to fan scores of blazes in the country's southeastern states, many of which were sparked by overnight lightning strikes. Nathan Rees, New South Wales state premier, says, "It has never been this hot, dry or windy in combination in November ever...

2009-11-05 12:44:00

Pew ad calls on Congress to support bill to make ban on mining near park permanent WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After nearly 100,000 members of the public called for protecting the Grand Canyon from mining, a Pew Environment Group ad (http://www.pewminingreform.org/pdf/WishAd.pdf) today urged Congress to support legislation that would permanently ban new mining claims on public lands surrounding the park. Under the antiquated mining law of 1872, more than one thousand...

2009-11-02 05:00:00

FOX ISLAND, Wash., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Black Hawk Exploration, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BHWX) ("Black Hawk") announces plans to advance the Blue Lithium 56 claim 1,120 acre land position in the Clayton Valley, Esmeralda County Nevada. Hunsaker, Inc., consulting geologists to Black Hawk have recommended an initial drill program for Lithium bearing brines. The brines are expected to occur between 600 and 800 feet based on the 1980's U.S. Geological Survey work completed in the...

2009-10-19 16:58:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfires are in the news, with images of devastation and ruin. And as humans struggle to build their lives after a fire, so do the plants and animals of Southern California. Learn more about the ecology of wildfires as the Orange County Great Park concludes its Fall Natural History Lecture series, a series of evening events offering new insights into our natural and dynamic Southern Californian environment. The final lecture in the Fall...

2009-09-29 10:00:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope, a leading developer of IT Service Management solutions, today announced the release of FireScope Compliance, an innovative offering designed to slash the cost and labor spent on compliance and audit preparation. The traditional approach to IT compliance forces users down a narrow path of what the vendors have identified as candidates for administrative or automated controls. This leaves major gaps in coverage,...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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