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French Alps Glaciers Have Decreased 26% In 40 Years
2011-12-08 06:18:02

A new study has found that the glaciers in the French Alps have lost a quarter of their area in the past 40 years.

2011-08-04 07:20:00

JUNGFRAUJOCH, Switzerland, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The idea sounds simple: 150 years of MAMMUT equals 150 peaks. For the Swiss mountain sports specialist this is the biggest summit project of all time.

2011-07-06 07:30:00

BERNE, Switzerland, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The adventure continues - the American climber and writer John Harlin III begins the third and final chapter of his attempt to travel the entire 2,000km Swiss border on July 6.

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2011-05-25 10:05:00

A small, flowering plant has been discovered at a record-setting high-altitude in the Swiss alps.

2011-05-02 23:36:34

In one of his songs Bob Dylan asks "How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?", and thus poses an intriguing geological question for which an accurate answer is not easily provided.

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2011-03-17 06:43:09

Typical clovers have three leaves, unless you happen to be lucky, and NASA's Aqua satellite has provided three different views of Ireland to mark Saint Patrick's Day on March 17, 2011.

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2010-12-06 07:53:36

For years, geologists have argued about the processes that formed steep inner gorges in the broad glacial valleys of the Swiss Alps.

2010-11-10 00:00:37

New Research May Answer Questions Surrounding Ötzi the Iceman His home base, journey trail and cause of death are revealed for the first time. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 The Logistics News Network has learned that a book has been released purporting to answer many of the secrets surrounding the ancient iceman known as Ötzi , who was unearthed in the Italian Alps in 1991.


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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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.