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2014-08-27 23:01:10

All Canada Goose Parkas from CanadaGooseJackor.nu are great. Recently, the company has unveiled its new range of Canada Goose Banff Parkas for 2014. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 All Canada Goose Parkas from CanadaGooseJackor.nu are great. By removing the hoods, they can go from classic to modern. With unique detailing such as buttons, leather trim and a unique pocket system, each of them is a step up in opulence. Recently, the company has unveiled its new range of Canada Goose Banff Parkas for...

Banff Highway Crossings A Success For Moving Wildlife
2013-08-03 05:38:09

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anywhere that cars and wildlife occupy the same area, the potential for dangerous interactions between the two exists. Additionally, a highway that prevents large animals from crossing successfully to other parts of their range can seriously disrupt wildlife habitat. Banff National Park has worked hard since the 1990's to decrease these problems along the highly-traveled, 83-km stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway that runs through the...

Room To Roam Needed For Wildlife In The Southern Canadian Rockies
2013-03-08 14:04:44

Wildlife Conservation Society Grizzly bear, wolverine, and bull trout among species ranked as 'highly' vulnerable to climate change and road use A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) creates a conservation strategy that will promote wildlife resiliency in the Southern Canadian Rockies to the future impacts of climate change and road use. The report's "safe passages and safe havens" were informed in part by an assessment of six iconic species–bull...

Limits For Mountain Trail Use Identified
2011-09-23 04:20:00

  Research identifies thresholds of human activity on national park trails that lead to wildlife disturbance and ecological change A new study on human impact to wildlife in some of Canada's most popular national parks has identified limits at which trails can be used before ecological disturbance takes place. The study led by University of Calgary Masters graduate, J. Kimo Rogala, is published in the current online issue of the journal Ecology and Society. Rogala was a student of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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