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2015-03-17 12:23:19

BOGOTÁ, Colombia, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An intense and prolonged dry season in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta combined with fires set by Kogi indigenous people for agricultural

2015-03-16 23:01:03

Worldwide Celebration of French Cuisine, March 19, 2015 at Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia Soufriere, Saint Lucia (PRWEB) March 16, 2015 Jade Mountain Club

2015-03-16 23:00:18

As teachers begin planning their summer vacations, The Lodge at Chaa Creek is acknowledging the work of educators worldwide with special vacation offers for teachers, according to the popular

2015-03-15 20:20:16

BOGOTA, Colombia, March 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC; BVC: ECOPETROL; TSX: ECP) and Pacific Rubiales Energy announce that they have agreed not to extend the Rubiales risk

2015-03-13 12:29:14

RICS Futures report to be released at the RICS 2015 Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES and WASHINGTON, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --

2015-03-13 12:24:27

HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OUTSIDE, the go-to guide for adventure travelers,

2015-03-12 16:26:39

LONDON, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary"This report is the result of Canadean's extensive market research covering Americas packaging industry.

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2015-03-12 12:54:04

This, we are told, is the Anthropocene, the Age of Man. But just what does that mean and when did the current age begin?

2015-03-12 00:22:34

Charlie Wilson & Trey Songz Headliners LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowning off the 15(th) Anniversary of the Soul Beach Music Festival hosted by Aruba are nine-time

2015-03-11 23:10:40

PLACES TO EXPLORE, the official digest size publication of the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association, published by Media Marketing, Inc., has won for the 10th consecutive year, Best Visitors Publication


Latest Americas Reference Libraries

Eastern Pondhawk
2014-11-19 10:48:05

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...

Pony of the Americas
2014-05-19 11:56:38

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...

Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius
2014-04-18 10:16:19

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
2014-02-26 08:30:03

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
2014-01-06 10:25:39

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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bowerly
  • Large; stout; burly.
The word 'bowerly' is an alteration of 'burly'.