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LONGMONT, Colo., Nov. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is Native American Heritage Month.
Naples Zoo announces for the first time ever, researchers funded by three American zoos have affixed Argos (Doppler) transmitters to one of Central America’s most endangered bird species, the
Mexico City festivities fuse history and contemporary culture during the annual holiday MEXICO CITY, Oct.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), U.S.
The Company expects to generate revenue upon environmental permit approval GUADUAS, Colombia, Oct.
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Charlie Hendon, Jay Jopling, Nathalie and Pablo Salame, and Governor Andrew Cuomo Honored NEW YORK, Oct.
Benefit Attracted 600 Guests and Raised More Than $75,000 to Support the Museum's Art Exhibitions and Education Programs NEW YORK, Oct.
LONDON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada, China and the United States.
The eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the common pondhawk, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern areas of the United States, Belize, two provinces of Canada including Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, eleven states in Mexico, and Nicaragua, among other areas. This species is found near almost every source of water. It differs in appearance depending upon the sex, with males holding blue and green color and...
The Pony of the Americas (POA) is a breed of pony that was developed in the state of Iowa, United States. The stallion was an Arabian, Appaloosa, Shetland cross and the registry was formed in 1954 for the breed. Within 15 years there were 12,500 ponies registered and currently the Pony of the Americas Club is one of the largest registries in the United States. As of 2012 there has been over 50,000 registered ponies, 2,000 members and had over 40 affiliate chapters. Shetland pony breeder...
The Passenger Pigeon or the Wild Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. The species resided in enormous migratory flocks until the early 20th century, when hunting and habitat destruction led to its demise. One flock in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as being 1 mile wide and 300 miles long, took 14 hours to pass, and held more than 3.5 billion birds. That number, if it is accurate, would likely represent a large fraction of the entire population at that...
Hispaniolan pine (Pinus occidentalis) is found largely on the Caribbean island Hispaniola growing on the slopes. Hispaniolan pine forests can be found on the island of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the mountain range. The Hispaniolan pine can grow in mixed stands of trees with other broadleaf trees at elevations between 2789 and 6890 feet and in pure stands from 6890 feet up to 10,420 feet. These trees are also found in the lowlands growing in acidic soil that is rich in iron and...
Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer seen as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, identified with the Norse L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern point of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. It is believed that Leif was born in Iceland around the 970’s - the son of father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. Erik founded the first...
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- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
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