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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.

2014-07-03 10:10:08

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.

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

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.

2014-05-15 23:03:24

Judgment frees ALPS South to hire and reinvest in research and development St.

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/

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.

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,

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,

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

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 was made less than 20 miles from the site where melting ice exposed the 5,000-year-old body of Ötzi the Iceman.

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

During the Ice Ages the European Alps were covered by a thick layer of ice.


Latest Alps Reference Libraries

Papaver alpinum
2014-10-27 10:30:54

Papaver alpinum is a species of poppy plant found in the region of the Alps. The plant is commonly known as the Alpine poppy. This species actually includes multiple sub-species. P. alpinum is a short, upright perennial, meaning it can survive longer than 2 years. It can grow to a height of 5 to 20 centimeters. It has several upright and hairy stems. As with all species of poppy, it produces latex. It has feathery leaves that are arranged in a rosette and touch the ground. The flowers...

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...

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