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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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2010-06-21 07:15:00

Study of how canyon formed offers insight into ancient flood events on Earth and Mars In the summer of 2002, a week of heavy rains in Central Texas caused Canyon Lake"”the reservoir of the Canyon Dam"”to flood over its spillway and down the Guadalupe River Valley in a planned diversion to save the dam from catastrophic failure. The flood, which continued for six weeks, stripped the valley of mesquite, oak trees, and soil; destroyed a bridge; and plucked meter-wide boulders from...

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2010-06-04 09:25:00

The Yangtze River in China is 40 million years older than was previously thought, according to new research. A study of minerals by a team led by Durham University reveals that the Yangtze River began to cut the Three Gorges area around 45 million years ago, making it much older than previously believed. The Yangtze River, the third-longest river in the world, has played a central role in the development of Chinese culture, and the Three Gorges, which separate the Sichuan Basin in the west...

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2010-04-08 08:25:00

Underwater canyons have long been considered important habitats for marine life, but until recently, only canyons on continental margins had been intensively studied. Researchers from Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) and the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) have now conducted the first extensive study of canyons in the oceanic Hawaiian Archipelago and found that these submarine canyons support especially abundant and unique communities of megafauna (large animals such as fish, shrimp,...

2009-06-01 15:44:22

The companies that run raft tours in the Grand Canyon say they're getting some impressive ideas from college students designing an electric outboard motor. Mark Grisham, executive director of the Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association, tells The Arizona Republic it might still take five years to develop an electric outboard powerful enough to push the big rafts along the Colorado River. When you try to bring electric power to a white-water environment "¦ well, it is not easy,...

2009-05-21 16:59:00

SANTA MONICA CANYON, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Up a curved road, just a stone's throw from the Pacific blue, lies a stand of towering sequoia redwoods. Only, this is not in the Sierra Nevadas. No, it's Santa Monica Canyon, just around the corner from Pacific Coast Highway and the sandy So Cal beaches. How, in the land of the palm tree and the, well, arid air, are trees that are far better suited to the moist air up north thriving here? Ask Pat and Chic O'Neal, or any of the other...

2009-05-21 11:57:06

The U.S. Geological Survey says it will conduct scientific overflights at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona during the Memorial Day weekend. The overflights are designed to document the status of natural and cultural resources along the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, officials said. Aerial photographs will be taken from two fixed-wing aircraft flying at an altitude of approximately 7,000 feet. Scientific overflights have been conducted as part of ongoing monitoring efforts...

2008-09-10 15:00:16

John Watson, president and CEO of conservation real estate company Orvis/Cushman & Wakefield, wanted to find the perfect stewardship buyer for the 2,864-acre Palo Duro Canyon Ranch. It wasn't just any property. It was situated along the rim of the state-owned "Grand Canyon of Texas," and adjacent to Palo Duro Canyon State Park -- with unlimited sporting and recreational opportunities. The sale of the ranch (locally known as Fortress Cliffs Ranch) to The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a...

2008-08-19 09:00:53

Fronteer Development Group Inc. ("Fronteer" or the "Company") (TSX: FRG)(AMEX: FRG) is pleased to announce the discovery of a new zone of high-grade gold mineralization at its Long Canyon Project in Nevada. Results from Long Canyon's 2008 work program confirm the presence of a parallel zone of mineralization, referred to as the Shadow Zone, located approximately 200 metres to the northwest of the previously reported main mineralized zone. Drill results from the new Shadow Zone have returned...

2008-06-15 09:00:11

Imagine - environmentalists and water users, as well as state and federal governments, actually agreeing on a compromise over the water flowing through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. If accepted by a state water court judge, the 30-year squabble will end in an agreement that allows annual peak flows and shoulder flows - tied to natural runoff - plus a year-round base flow of 300 cubic feet per second. It's a good accord - too bad it took so much litigation to get the parties...


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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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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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