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2010-02-17 08:30:00

The southern limit of permanently frozen ground, or permafrost, is now 130 kilometers further north than it was 50 years ago in the James Bay region.

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2009-09-08 09:00:21

Peat has been a major component of substrates used in container plant production since the 1960s. Highly porous with the capacity to hold water, peat makes an ideal rooting and growing medium for potted plants.

2009-09-01 14:46:19

Organizers of the annual World Bog Snorkeling Championship in Wales said more than 150 people turned out to brave a pair of 60-yard trenches. Gordon Green, 74, the mastermind behind the Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales, event, said more than 150 people donned flippers, masks and snorkels Monday to make their way through the bog, The Sun reported Tuesday. You have to swim but actually that takes the form of a doggy paddle in a snorkel, mask and flippers, said Green's wife, Diana, 66, who was among the...

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2008-11-06 09:40:00

Billions of tons of carbon sequestered in the world's peat bogs could be released into the atmosphere in the coming decades as a result of global warming.

2008-09-08 15:00:50

By Rob Edwards Environment Editor A MAJOR opencast coal mining company has been reported to the police for allegedly breaching planning conditions and damaging an internationally important peat bog in Ayrshire.

2008-08-25 21:00:21

By ANNE LUCEY UP to 30,000 people were without water yesterday after a bog landslide polluted water courses and threatened reservoirs. Boil notices were issued following the soil slip in Kerry's Stack's Mountains. According to council estimates the problem could continue for some time.

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2008-08-20 10:05:00

Scientists have found that the ground is drying out in a 13,700-year-old peat bog, just another sign, they say, of the Earth’s warming climate.

2008-08-03 06:00:14

By Jana Hollingsworth, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Aug. 3--ASHLAND -- After ducking under a low bridge, students entered a world of water "roads" earlier this week in the Kakagon Sloughs.

2008-06-18 09:00:00

By Susan Kuczka, Chicago Tribune Jun. 18--Fox Waterway Agency workers temporarily staked three massive floating bogs to the Grass Lake shoreline Tuesday, preventing a potentially dangerous backup of floodwater from the Fox River.

2006-07-30 20:05:37

By Kevin Smith DUBLIN (Reuters) - Life in the Iron Age may have been nasty, brutish and short but people still found time to style their hair and polish their fingernails -- and that was just the men.


Latest Bog Reference Libraries

Young Kerry Bog Pony
2014-04-17 12:16:10

The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland, possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over a variety of terrain. Some were used to pull carts and others were for harness. When they were not...

Wetland
2013-04-19 18:19:23

A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....

Southern Bog Lemming, Synaptomys cooperi
2012-07-27 12:32:47

The southern bog lemming (Synaptomys cooperi) is native to North America, and its range overlaps with that of the Northern Bog Lemming in southeastern Canada. It prefers a habitat within wetlands, grasslands, and mixed forests in eastern North America. It once held two subspecies, the Kansas and Nebraska, bog lemmings, but these are now extinct. The southern bog lemming can reach an average body length of 5.1 inches and a weight of around 1.2 ounces. Its body is round with contrastingly...

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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.