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2015-03-03 23:11:31

Friends of Science today sent a letter to Charles Bolden, Chief Administrator, asking NASA to revise the consensus claim on the climate change section of NASA’s web-site which the Friends say

2015-03-03 12:21:44

AMA Road Reporter app allows motorists to share their own reports to help make the driver experience safer and more efficient. EDMONTON, Alberta and TORONTO and MARKHAM, Ontario, March

2015-03-03 08:21:07

Airline achieves its third highest February load factor and flies a record 1.6 million guests CALGARY, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced February 2015 traffic results

2015-02-27 23:21:53

With the abrupt resignation of Rajendra Pachauri, former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Friends of Science Society say this is an opportune time to overhaul the

2015-02-26 20:22:01

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2015-02-25 12:20:35

Don Wheaton, Wheaton Honda, Toyota on the Trail each awarded EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb.

2015-02-19 08:22:50

Quick, easy credit approval helps more car shoppers find quality cars EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb.

2015-02-18 20:20:33

Customer satisfaction more than lip service at Edmonton dealership EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb.


Latest Alberta Reference Libraries

Daspletosaurus
2013-04-28 18:27:18

Daspletosaurus, meaning “frightful lizard” is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur that resided in western North America between 77 and 74 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous Period. Fossils of the only named species were found in Alberta, although other possible species from Alberta and Montana wait for description. Daspletosaurus is closely related to the much larger and more current Tyrannosaurus. Like most of the known tyrannosaurids, it was a multi-ton bipedal...

Northern short grasslands
2013-04-18 23:18:40

The Northern short grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the American Great Plains states of Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Northern short grasslands have a semi-arid climate, with the annual average precipitation ranging from 270mm to 450mm. The winters here are cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees...

Aspen Parkland
2013-04-18 22:46:28

Aspen parkland is a reference to a very large area of transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest in two sections; the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta that crosses the border into British Columbia, and a much larger area stretching from central Alberta, all across central Saskatchewan to south-central Manitoba near the US border. Aspen parkland is made up of groves of aspen poplars and spruce interspersed with areas of prairie grasslands, also intersected by large stream...

2012-06-15 04:16:02

Symbol: MEAL8 Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   PAAL23 Parmelia albertana Ahti Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Parmeliaceae Genus   Melanelia Essl. – melanelia lichen Species   Melanelia albertana (Ahti) Essl. – Alberta...

800px-Troodon_skeletal
2011-09-27 15:56:33

Troodon, meaning “wounding tooth,” is a genus of bird-like dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (76 to 65 million years ago). Troodon was discovered in 1855 in North America and was one of the first dinosaurs found there. Fossils of this specimen have been found from Alaska to Wyoming, with possible Troodon fossils also being found in Texas and New Mexico. Troodon is known from the Judith River Formation and the upper Two Medicine Formation of Montana, the Judith River Group of...

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Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.