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2014-07-17 08:26:49

KILCHBERG, Switzerland, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Spruengli (Schweiz) AG and Jungfrau Railway Holding AG are teaming up. LINDT is making a trip on the Jungfrau Railway, 3,454 meters above sea level, into a sweet experience with Swiss Chocolate Heaven. The themed chocolate shop was officially opened today by none other than LINDT brand ambassador Roger Federer. The highlight was a tennis exhibition match between him and ski racing star Lindsey...

2014-07-03 10:10:08

PLOS Analysis of deer hair from Tyrolean Iceman's clothing sheds light on red deer lineage Genetic analysis of Neolithic deer hair from Italian Alps mummy's clothes ties deer population to modern day western European lineage, in contrast to the eastern lineage found in the Italian alps today, according to a study published July 2, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Cristina Olivieri from University of Camerino, Italy and colleagues. Found in the Italian Alps in 1991,...

Threatened Species Could Cope With Climate Change Better If Competitors Were Restricted
2014-06-24 03:03:15

Durham University Threatened animal species could cope better with the effects of climate change if competition from other animals for the same habitats is restricted, according to new research by Durham University. The Durham team studied the impacts of climate on the Alpine Chamois, a species of mountain goat, and the effects that domestic sheep had on the goats' movements. Observing the goats in the Italian Alps during the summer, the researchers found that Chamois tended to move...

2014-05-15 23:03:24

Judgment frees ALPS South to hire and reinvest in research and development St. Petersburg, Florida (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The innovative high-tech manufacturing company ALPS South is kickstarting its research and development efforts after winning a precedent-setting $15.5 million judgment in a patent infringement case (#8:08-cv-1893-T-35MAP) in the United States District Court Middle District of Florida Tampa Division in early March. The St. Petersburg company is an international industry...

2014-03-10 20:21:44

- 2014-15 Epic Pass holders receive unlimited, unrestricted skiing in Colorado, Utah and Tahoe, as well as five consecutive free days at Niseko, Japan BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Epic Pass is now on sale for the 2014-15 season at epicpass.com. While more multi-resort passes continue to emerge, the Epic Pass is still unmatched in terms of popularity, access and value, offering unlimited and unrestricted skiing and...

2014-02-26 16:26:18

Ski and ride the best of Japan and the USA on the Epic Pass; now includes access to world-renowned Niseko Resort BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced an epic partnership with one of the snowiest and most celebrated powder skiing resorts in the world--Niseko, Japan. The partnership represents the first Asian partner for the company, further enhancing the already incredible value of its flagship and industry-changing season pass. Epic...

2014-02-20 12:32:22

STAINES, England, February 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextG-Com, an expert in embedded software products and services for LTE, M2M and satellite communications, announces the availability of ALPS 521, a Release 11 compliant UE protocol stack designed for easy integration of relay node (RN) backhaul functionality with an existing eNodeB (eNB) solution. Relays are a key element of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A). Traditionally, user equipment (UE) architectures are...

2014-02-11 12:30:48

ALPS-Lite is first specific LTE UE protocol stack variant to specifically address M2M industry challenges STAINES, England, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextG-Com, an expert in embedded software products and services for LTE, M2M and satellite communications, has announced the availability of the first LTE protocol stack specifically designed and developed to meet the needs of the machine-to-machine communications (M2M) industry. ALPS-Lite is the first Category...

Long Unchanged Alpine Glacier Is Now Melting At Unprecedented Rate
2013-12-12 06:35:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of glaciologists, led by Ohio State University, has discovered new and compelling evidence that the Italian Alps are warming at an unprecedented rate. The discovery, described at the annual autumn meeting of the American Geophysical Union this past week, was made less than 20 miles from the site where melting ice exposed the 5,000-year-old body of Ötzi the Iceman. A single, dried-out leaf from a larch tree...

Glacial History Affects Alpine Plant's Shape And Growth Habit
2013-10-17 08:17:50

University of Basel During the Ice Ages the European Alps were covered by a thick layer of ice. Climate fluctuations led to great changes in the occurrences of plants: They survived the cold periods in refugia on the periphery of the Alps which they then repopulated after the ice had drawn back. Such processes in the history of the earth can be detected by molecular analysis as "genetic fingerprints": refugia and colonization routes can be identified as genetic groups within the plant...


Latest Alps Reference Libraries

Bovec Sheep
2014-09-25 09:04:07

The Bovec sheep, also known as the Trentarka or Plezzana, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in near the Soča or Isonzo river, which is now located in Slovenia. The breed takes its Solvenian and Italian names from the cities of Bovec and Plezzo. It is bred in areas of Resia and Tarvisio in Italy, in Carinthia and Styria in Austria, and in the Soča valley of Slovenia. The Bovec sheep has short, thin legs which are positioned in forward angle in the back to help it navigate steep...

Alpines Steinschaf
2014-09-16 09:26:07

The Alpines Steinschaf is a breed of domestic sheep that is located in the Southern Alps of Germany and Eastern Alps of Austria. This breed is one of four in the Steinschaf group, which is thought to be derived from the Zaupelschaf type which lived during the medieval period or the Torschaf, which is older than the Zaupelschaf. This most likely makes the Alpines Steinschaf the oldest breed of sheep in the eastern Alps. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alpines Stinschaf could...

Shasta–Trinity National Forest
2014-07-31 09:18:57

Shasta-Trinity National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. It holds 2,210,485 acres of protected land, making it the largest national forest in its state, and five designated wilderness areas including Mount Shasta Wilderness, Trinity Alps Wilderness, and Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness. This forest was created in 1954, when the Trinity and Shasta National Forests were combined. Shasta-Trinity national Forest holds many features...

Alpine Ibex, Capra ibex
2012-08-24 16:23:24

The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) can be found in the European Alps. It is locally known as the Steinbock in German, the bouquetin in French, the kozorog in Slovenian, and the stambecco in Italian. Its range was once restricted to Northern Italy in the Gran Paradiso National Park, but now comprises nearly all of the European Alps including France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland. It prefers a habitat within rocky areas near the snowline on the edge of forests. It can be found at...

Topographic Effects On Weather
2012-07-30 13:18:48

The Japanese Alps are a major weather component and dictate a lot of weather patterns in Japan. The first is when Typhoons move northward and impact Japan. If they remain on the eastern side of the Alps they will bring very heavy rain to the capitol region of Tokyo along with very strong winds. In the winter the Alps create two types of climates at the same latitude. On the Western side near the city of Kanazawa Japan, the winters can be long and harsh with snowfall amounts in the feet....

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