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2010-10-15 12:30:00

The world's longest tunnel was started on Friday using a giant drilling machine to help clear a path deep beneath the Swiss Alps.

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2010-06-15 09:40:00

New research led by University of Exeter suggests climate change increases hazard risk in alpine regions.

2009-11-09 12:02:00

LONDON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpine Elements, the world's premiere provider of holiday fun, has issued an invitation to 'Star Wars' fans to vacation in the French Alps. Alpine Elements is renowned for organizing winter and summer fun for countless vacationers.

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2009-11-05 14:20:00

The Alps are growing just as quickly in height, as they are shrinking.

2009-10-30 12:30:00

LONDON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With all the chatter about global warming and changes in the Gulf Stream, one has to wonder whether or not there is less snow in the French Alps than ten years ago.

2009-10-19 14:05:00

LONDON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last two decades, knee injuries have been on the rise among skiers in the French Alps.

2009-07-17 07:03:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Evian(R) Natural Spring Water is celebrating the Evian Masters, the world's largest women's golf tournament, with select Evian guests and top American player, Natalie Gulbis, on Friday, July 17 at Hudson Terrace in New York.

2009-06-22 10:40:00

Swiss glaciers have lost a lot of ice in recent years due to increased melting. As temperatures climb, so do the fears that the glaciers could one day disappear altogether.

2009-05-29 06:00:00

HEBRON, Ohio, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- - ArmorSource LLC and Eye Tactical Inc Team up to Launch an Advanced Lightweight Protection System (ALPS) for the Current and Future Combat Helmets ArmorSource LLC of Hebron Ohio, one of four DOD approved vendors supplying the Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) to the U.S.

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2009-05-12 12:52:03

A member of the Nepalese national ski team who went missing two weeks ago while training in the French Alps has been found in Paris thanks to a Facebook campaign, the team said on Monday.


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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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scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
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