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2014-02-25 12:25:41

FESTIVAL STOPS INCLUDE SASQUATCH!, FREE PRESS SUMMER FEST AND BONNAROO NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish duo First Aid Kit has announced its much anticipated North American spring tour. The headline run kicks off May 22 at Portland's Wonder Ballroom and includes festival stops at Sasquatch! Festival, Houston's Free Press Summer Festival, and a final tour stop at Bonnaroo Music Festival. See below for a full itinerary. First Aid Kit--sisters Klara and Johanna...

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2008-06-10 14:35:00

The rate of climate warming over northern Alaska, Canada, and Russia could more than triple during periods of rapid sea ice loss, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The findings raise concerns about the thawing of permafrost, or permanently frozen soil, and the potential consequences for sensitive ecosystems, human infrastructure, and the release of additional greenhouse gases."Our study suggests that, if sea-ice continues to contract rapidly...

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2005-12-20 08:22:53

BOULDER - Global warming may decimate the top 10 feet (3 meters) or more of perennially frozen soil across the Northern Hemisphere, altering ecosystems as well as damaging buildings and roads across Canada, Alaska, and Russia. New simulations from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) show that over half of the area covered by this topmost layer of permafrost could thaw by 2050 and as much as 90 percent by 2100. Scientists expect the thawing to increase runoff to the Arctic...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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