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2014-07-28 12:23:18

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:

Tiny New Species Of Frog Discovered In Brazil Receives Heroic Name
2014-07-28 03:22:48

The Atlantic Forest is a hotspot of biodiversity and one of the most species richness biome of anurans (frogs, tree-frogs, and toads) in the world.

2014-07-25 23:01:32

Visional Technology to sell OptiGauge® thickness measurement systems in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Lumetrics

2014-07-25 08:22:10

HOUSTON and LONDON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Second-Quarter 2014 Highlights -- Record quarterly EBITDA of $1.94 billion -- Record diluted earnings per share

2014-07-24 08:33:06

- Net Sales of $1.18 billion represent an increase of 1.2% reported over the prior year period (an increase of 0.9% constant currency) WARSAW, Ind., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/

2014-07-24 08:29:49

With 33 Percent Growth over the Past Five Years, Colombia's IT Sector Remains Third Largest in Latin America MIAMI, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Proexport Colombia today announced

2014-07-24 08:25:21

TORONTO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) ("Ecopetrol") and Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.

2014-07-23 23:03:06

The EHV transmission global market is expected to grow approximately $14 billion by 2019 at a CAGR of over 5% from 2014 to 2019.

2014-07-22 16:23:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Government of Puerto Rico, challenging the legality of a new law

2014-07-22 12:35:11

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) announces today that it has secured valuable internship placements with international


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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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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