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The Dangers Of Desert Dust

The Dangers Of Desert Dust

By Richard Harth, Arizona State University On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust,  (“haboob,” in Arabic), blanketed Phoenix, Arizona, creating an awesome spectacle, (or stubborn nuisance, depending on your perspective). Dust storms are...

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2014-07-25 23:02:16

Hastings and Hastings, a personal injury law firm offering discount attorney’s fees with regard to personal injury claims, announces free initial consultations. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Hastings and Hastings, a personal injury law firm offering discount attorney’s fees with regard to personal injury claims, announces free initial consultations. Hastings and Hastings provide a wide range of legal services for those that have been injured as a result of the negligence of...

2014-07-25 08:28:07

- Experiential Partnership Brings One of the World's Most Successful Video Game Franchises of All Time1 to Major Markets Nationwide for 4th Consecutive Year - TEMPE, Ariz., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GameTruck Licensing, LLC announced today that it will bring Skylanders Trap Team(TM), the newest installment to the Skylanders® franchise to fans this summer through a nationwide tour with Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. The...

2014-07-25 04:20:20

Dr. Subramaniam Rajan Joins as Director of Research & Development TEMPE, Ariz., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Armor Designs, Inc. (LSE: ADID)("Armor" or the "Company"), a leading designer, integrator and manufacturer of body armor solutions for military, government and commercial use, today announces recent organizational changes. Dr. Subramaniam ("Subby") Rajan, currently a professor and Director of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), has joined...

2014-07-24 23:12:48

Shamangelic Healing with Anahata, Sedona’s Center for Shamanic Healing and Spiritual Awakening, Announces the Addition of October Dates for Courses in Energy, Empowerment, Spiritual Connection, Healing Tools & Modalities and Shamanic Wisdom Training Courses. Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Due to enhanced demand, Sedona Arizona’s premier center for Shamanic Healing and Spiritual Awakening has just added new fall dates for Courses in Empowerment, Awakening, Energy Fundamentals,...

2014-07-23 23:12:49

Fast-growing telehealth company MeMD recently announced Dr. Nicholas Lorenzo as its new Chief Medical Officer, bringing over 25 years of healthcare experience to the telemedicine service provider. Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Online medical service provider MeMD has appointed Dr. Nicholas Lorenzo as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Lorenzo joins the MeMD executive team with over 25 years of healthcare experience. “I am thrilled to be a part of this remote treatment model,...

2014-07-23 23:10:11

TeraGanix, Inc., a Texas-based company that provides farming and gardening supplies, has recently opened a second production center in Casa Grande, Arizona. The new facility, which began selling Ag1000™ along with several other EM-1 based products on July 7th, 2014, allows TeraGanix to offer greater convenience and accessibility to its customers on the west coast. Casa Grande, Arizona (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 TeraGanix has recently announced the opening of its second production facility in...

2014-07-23 20:20:47

33 Passionate Individuals to Receive Tuition Scholarships to Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute and NASCAR Technical Institute SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation (MRW) today...

2014-07-23 12:32:17

- Announcement made at sixth annual Diverse Scholars Forum in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced that $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 18 academically excellent students in partnership with United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative, which has provided nearly $2 million in scholarships this year through partnerships with organizations like the College Fund....

2014-07-23 08:37:28

Ecosystem of Products, Services and Local Partners Focuses on Helping Small Business Owners Get Organized, Grow Sales and Save Time CHANDLER, Ariz., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Infusionsoft, creator of the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, is experiencing record growth across its customer base, partner and developer communities, hiring initiatives and educational offerings. Infusionsoft's commitment to helping small businesses succeed is propelling an extensive...

2014-07-22 20:20:36

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of automotive technician training, announced today that it will report its financial results for the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 30, 2014, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, after market close. UTI will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on the same day to discuss its fiscal 2014 third quarter financial results and operating performance. The...


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Arizona Pine, Pinus arizonica
2014-04-18 10:05:00

Arizona pine (Pinus arizonica) is found in the United States in northern Mexico, southeast Arizona, southwest New Mexico, and western Texas. The Arizona pine closely resembles the Ponderosa Pine found growing in the Sierra Madre Occidental in Arizona south to Durango, CO. The Arizona pine grows in high elevations from 5906-8038 feet. It is a medium to tall pine growing to heights of 82-114.8 feet tall with a trunk diameter of up to 3 feet 11 inches. The bark on young trees is dark brown...

Prescott National Forest
2013-12-30 12:34:28

The Prescott National Forest is a 1.25 million acre United States National Forest that is located in north central Arizona within the vicinity of Prescott. The forest can be found in the mountains southwest of Flagstaff and north of Phoenix in Yavapai County, with a minute portion stretching into southwestern Coconino County. The administrative offices are located in Prescott and the local ranger district offices are located in Chino Valley, Camp Verde, and Prescott. This forest includes Lynx...

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2013-11-01 16:08:30

Kaibab National Forest is located in Arizona and borders the Grand Canyon in the north and south. It was established in 1909 and is separated into two areas known as the North Kaibab Ranger District and the South Kaibab Ranger District. The Grand Canyon forms a natural boundary between the two districts, which make up about 1.6 million acres of land. The elevations in the forest vary between 5,500 feet and 10,418 feet. This national forest holds four designated wilderness areas including...

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
2013-11-01 09:56:20

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is a 2.76 million acre United States National Forest which runs along the Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains in east-central Arizona and extending into the U.S. state of New Mexico. Both forests are managed as one unit by USDA Forest Service from the forest headquarters in Springerville, Arizona. It has over 400 species of wildlife. With its high elevation and cool summer breezes, it is a popular weekend destination from the hot desert for Phoenix,...

Coconino National Forest
2013-10-15 09:37:43

Coconino National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Arizona in the United States. This national forest contains 1.856-million acres of land and is separated into three districts, known as the Flagstaff District, the Red Rock District, and the Mogollon Rim District. All of which differ in geography and environment. It surrounds the cities of Flagstaff and Sedona and is bordered by four different national forests, including Tonto National Forest along the southern...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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