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Explaining Dune Field Patterns
2012-02-08 05:04:26

In a study of the harsh but beautiful White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, University of Pennsylvania researchers have uncovered a unifying mechanism to explain dune patterns.

2011-07-13 12:30:00

Five Major Parks In or Near Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin Highlighted; Significant and Growing Impact on Beaches, Wildlife, Tourism Revenue and Jobs Detailed. CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five major Great Lakes national parks are already feeling the impact of climate change in the forms of rising temperatures, decreased winter ice, eroding shorelines, spreading disease, and a crowding out of key wildlife and plant life, according to a major new...

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2009-08-27 12:26:20

U.S. scientists have developed an alternate theory for the origin of linear dunes on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, similar to ones on Earth. Louisiana State University Professor Patrick Hesp and U.S.

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2009-08-25 14:15:00

The paper, "Multiple origins of linear dunes on Earth and Titan," examines a possible new mechanism for the development of very large linear dunes formed on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.

2009-06-11 08:45:00

Wild Dunes Resort Celebrating With 'All Day Unlimited Play' Special Golf Package ISLE OF PALMS, S.C., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Golfers can once again enjoy one of the Charleston area's most acclaimed par-5 finishing holes at Wild Dunes Resort, with the reopening of the famed oceanfront 18th hole of the Links Course on June 12 following a redesign led by golf architect Tom Fazio.

2008-10-06 21:00:17

By Scott Richardson Dominick "Big Knobs" Culjan, a premiere Illinois River fishing guide and good friend, died last year after he fell from a tree stand. With archery season underway, please be careful. The U.S.

2008-08-06 06:00:30

By Mike Weatherford By MIKE WEATHERFORD REVIEW-JOURNAL Frederic Apcar, producer of the long-running "Casino de Paris" and ground-breaking "Vive Les Girls" at the Dunes, died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was 93.

2008-08-04 15:00:28

By Robert Mitchum, Chicago Tribune Aug. 4--Authorities resumed their search Monday morning for a 13-year-old Chicago boy who presumably drowned Saturday while swimming at a Lake Michigan beach in Indiana.

2008-07-19 00:00:22

By James Gilbert, The Sun, Yuma, Ariz. Jul. 18--After completing a second status review of Peirson's milk-vetch plant, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has concluded that it should remain listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.


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Pinnacles National Park
2013-04-24 16:46:42

Pinnacles National Park is located in the state of California in the United States. The park is comprised of 26,606 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the Ohlone people. When Spanish explorers arrived in the area, they brought diseases that nearly wiped out all of the Ohlone people, leaving the area uninhabited until Anglo-Americans arrived in 1865. By the 1880’s, visitors like picnickers and explorers began moving into the area, with the first...

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2010-02-03 15:48:19

Mahakala is a genus of dinosaur from the Campanian age (80 million years ago) of the Upper Cretaceous Period. It was found in the Djadokhta Formation of Mongolia. It is known from a partial skeleton found in the Gobi Desert. Mahakala is named for one of eight deities from Sanskrit in Tibetan Buddhism. Mahakala was a very small dinosaur, only about 2.5 feet in length. Despite its late arrival in the dinosaur era, it has primitive characteristics. Its small size is thought to be an early...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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