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2014-05-14 16:21:09

CANYON, Texas, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Amarillo-based Spanky Assiter's reputation has grown over the years, one thing has remained constant: The importance of Assiter Auctioneers' regular Canyon Heavy Equipment auctions, which have become a key West Texas event for those wishing to sell or purchase trucks, farm equipment, construction equipment, vehicles and much more. And with the upcoming event slated for June 5, Assiter and his staff are currently focused on lining up...

Rich Waters Of Puget Sound Supplied By Deep, Turbulent Canyon
2014-04-15 10:32:02

By Hannah Hickey, University of Washington The headwaters for Puget Sound's famously rich waters lie far below the surface, in a submarine canyon that draws nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean. New measurements may explain how the Pacific Northwest's inland waters are able to support so many shellfish, salmon runs and even the occasional pod of whales. University of Washington oceanographers made the first detailed measurements at the headwater's source, a submarine canyon...

2014-02-10 23:24:25

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions, authorized Grand Canyon National Park Concessionaire, has announced availability on two May Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacations. The trips are scheduled for May 10-12 and May 22-24 and the cost is $1295.00 per person. Grand Canyon, AZ (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has announced availability on two May Grand Canyon Multi-Sport Vacations. The trips are scheduled for May 10-12 and May 22-24, 2014 and are all-inclusive...

2014-02-06 23:01:30

National Parks Conservation Association, Dine’ CARE, To Nizhoni Ani, the Grand Canyon Trust, the San Juan Citizens Alliance and Sierra Club ask Sec. Sally Jewell to certify the negative impact on Grand Canyon National Park by the Navajo Generating Station. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 For decades, air pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS) has plagued the Grand Canyon, which sits just 12 miles from the outdated coal-fired power plant, according to the National...

2014-01-27 16:20:18

CANYON, Texas, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After six days in the national spotlight selling more than $113 million worth of classic cars for Barrett-Jackson, Amarillo's Spanky Assiter immediately turned his sights homeward to his next challenge: Lining up consignments and preparing for Assiter Auctioneers' huge Canyon Heavy Equipment and Vehicles Auction, set for March 6 at his Canyon headquarters. "We had an incredible experience with the biggest Barrett-Jackson sale ever, but...

Idaho, Mars Canyons Share Similarities: Carved By Massive Megafloods
2014-01-17 09:15:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The shared geological features found in U-shaped bedrock canyons both in south-central Idaho and on the surface of Mars are likely the result of massive floods, according to research appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). California Institute of Technology (Caltech) geology professor Michael P. Lamb and his colleagues explain that while there have been other explanations for the formation...

2013-09-05 23:24:09

Tioga County Gem In Top 100 Contest Finalists Wellsboro, PA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 What do Pennsylvania’s Pine Creek Gorge, California’s Golden Gate Bridge and Australia’s Ayers Rock have in common? If thoughts include adjectives describing how wondrous these landmarks are, individuals are not alone: these three treasures are part of a much larger list developed by travel site Virtual Tourist for their “8th Wonder of the World” contest. Virtual Tourist, a subsidiary of...

Submarine Canyons Important Source Of Marine Invertebrate Diversity, Abundance
2013-08-28 11:44:54

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Submarine canyons play an important role in maintaining high levels of biodiversity of small invertebrates in the seafloor sediments of the main and northwestern Hawaiian Islands, according to research from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. What’s more, scientists have used this data to draw new connections between the levels of faunal diversity and the heterogeneity of submarine canyon landscapes at various spatial scales. “Submarine canyons...

2013-07-30 23:28:43

A geologist-led tour among the diverse rock types that can be found in the canyons, mesas, and badlands of Northern New Mexico. A journey through the three eras of visible life on Earth, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southwest. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Seven Directions Custom Tours announces an engaging journey through the vast geological history of Northern New Mexico, where the Southern Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Plateau, and the Basin and Range come...

Geochemical Evidence Suggest Ancient Megafloods Eroded Tsangpo Gorge
2013-07-23 10:15:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dropping rapidly through the Himalaya Mountains on its way to the Bay of Bengal, the Yarlung-Tsangpo River in southern Asia loses about 7,000 feet of elevation through the precipitously steep Tsangpo Gorge. A new study from the University of Washington reveals the first geochemical evidence that the 150-mile long Tsangpo Gorge, possibly the world's deepest, was the conduit by which megafloods from glacial lakes drained suddenly and...


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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
2013-04-17 23:31:23

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in the western portion of Colorado in the United States. The park holds 30,750 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans, including the Ute people. The first recorded American presence in the area occurred in 1881, when the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad encountered the area, taking nearly two years to build a line through the canyon. This railroad moved from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City and was a main line...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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