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2013-02-11 16:33:07

New Geosphere articles posted online 11 Jan. and 5 Feb. 2013 include additions to the "Origin and Evolution of the Sierra Nevada and Walker Lane" series, the "Neogene Tectonics and Climate-Tectonic Interactions in the Southern Alaskan Orogen" series, and the "Crevolution 2: Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System II" series. A new series is also introduced: "Results of IODP Exp313: The History and Impact of Sea-level Change Offshore New Jersey." Papers cover: 1. Fresh water and...

Grand Canyon May Be As Old As The Dinosaurs
2012-11-30 06:48:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder and the California Institute of Technology has analyzed mineral grains from the bottom of the western Grand Canyon. The findings indicate that the canyon was largely carved out about 70 million years ago, putting it in a time when dinosaurs were around and might have peeked over the rim. CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Rebecca Flowers says that this new research, using a dating...

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2012-06-02 11:09:53

Some of the steepest mountain slopes in the world got that way because of the interplay between terrain uplift associated with plate tectonics and powerful streams cutting into hillsides, leading to erosion in the form of large landslides, new research shows. The work, presented online May 27 in Nature Geoscience, shows that once the angle of a slope exceeds 30 degrees — whether from uplift, a rushing stream carving away the bottom of the slope or a combination of the two —...

2011-08-12 11:44:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverLeaf Financial is the new owner of the 619-acre private golf course and residential community known as "Pine Canyon" in Flagstaff, Arizona. One of Arizona's best-kept secrets, and many residents will agree, Pine Canyon is a community that caters to families as well as passionate golfers. Located adjacent to the Coconino National Forest, Pine Canyon is primarily known for its unforgettable, award-winning golf course. The Jay Morrish...

2011-03-16 00:00:31

Essential info and updates for enjoying the park at your fingertips. Yarmouth, ME (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Chimani, LLC announced today it has released its newest app, a complete resource for exploring Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon app, an indispensable resource for anyone exploring our 2nd most visited national park, delivers constantly updated content, including ranger led activities, free shuttle bus schedules and much more. Users can view sunset and sunrise times for...

2010-10-04 22:31:58

Geologists have found evidence that some 55 million years ago a river as big as the modern Colorado flowed through Arizona into Utah in the opposite direction from the present-day river. Writing in the October issue of the journal Geology, they have named this ancient northeastward-flowing river the California River, after its inferred source in the Mojave region of southern California. Lead author Steven Davis, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie...

2010-08-06 17:32:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from The Coalition for Oregon's Future on the release of the Gorge Casino final EIS "This procedural step doesn't change the fact that Oregonians and Oregon's next Governor -- not the federal government -- will have the final word on whether an off-reservation casino in the Columbia Gorge is approved. And a majority of Oregonians and both leading candidates for Governor oppose an off reservation Gorge casino. The release...


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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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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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