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2015-05-26 23:00:26

The Lodge at Chaa Creek hails Southwest Air’s new Houston to Belize City flights as welcome news for the growing number of travellers drawn to the little Central American country’s many attractions.

2015-05-26 12:30:32

HOUSTON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The hopeless images of young children without homes or families following the devastating January 2010 Haitian earthquake prompted Houston businessman Raleigh

amazonian rainforest topography
2015-05-26 12:36:10

New techniques for studying the “chemical fingerprints” of Amazonian plants have given scientists a kind of “time machine” that can look back to the past and project the future.

2015-05-26 08:24:24

Efficient barrels are main focus of Ecopetrol's new strategy

2015-05-26 04:25:33

DUBLIN, Ireland and ATLANTA, Georgia, SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysnet Global Solutions, a leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance management

2015-05-25 23:00:58

Cayman Enterprise City to combine the seafaring heritage of the Cayman Islands with its future as a 21st century knowledge-based global economic hub George Town,

2015-05-25 16:20:41

TORONTO and TEGUCIGALPA, May 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The inaugural PEN Canada/PEN Honduras competition for investigative journalism, Escribir sin Miedo, has been won by the journalist and

2015-05-25 16:20:04

- Costa Rica becomes the second Central American destination for Volaris MEXICO CITY, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra low cost Mexican airline with

2015-05-23 23:00:35

Cayman’s Special Economic Zone and global firms promote advantages of the Cayman Islands to Canadian companies. George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (PRWEB)

2015-05-23 00:20:52

TORONTO, May 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Editorial cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon has been named the first-ever National Newspaper Awards Journalist of the Year, chosen from among 22 NNA winners announced


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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Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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