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Scientists Warn Of Major Earthquakes In Himalayas And Pacific Northwest
2012-12-04 15:18:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco this week reported that the Himalayas and Pacific Northwest could experience major earthquakes. Researchers have begun studying the complexity of the Himalayan range in greater detail, particularly the fault that separates the two plates known as the Main Himalayan Thrust (MHT). Previous observations indicated a fault that dipped a few degrees to the...

2012-07-20 23:02:27

Evacuation alerts and flood advisories in the early summer are a common occurrence in many US and Canadian regions where housing developments are located near rivers. Many households fear leaving their homes for summer vacation in the event that the possibility of flooding escalates. Delta BC moving and storage company Accent Moving & Storage eyes the rising Fraser River during flood season and provides a solution to local residents while advising anyone living near a rising waterway to...

2011-06-10 05:40:00

According to a new discovery, some asteroids may have been like "molecular factories" cranking out life's ingredients and shipping them to Earth through meteorite impacts.  The research team analyzed samples of a meteorite that landed on Tagish Lake in northern British Columbia in 2000.  Variations in the geology of the meteorite samples were visible to the naked eye and indicated the asteroid had gone through substantial changes. The team looked for variations in the organic...

2009-12-14 16:15:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise West (www.cruisewest.com), the world's leading provider of small-ship explorations to the most fascinating destinations on earth, announces 2010 departures of the popular and diverse Pacific Northwest Coastal Escape itinerary. The voyage highlights the picturesque waterways of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, charming Victoria, bustling Vancouver, B.C., and more. Rare beauty of temperate rainforests and solitude of the islands, combined with...

2008-10-13 21:00:24

Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX) reported today it was awarded a contract by the Greater Vancouver Water District of British Columbia for the Seymour and Capilano Filtration Twin Tunnels project. The Seymour and Capilano watersheds supply up to 70% of the Lower Mainland's drinking water. Construction of new water supply and treatment facilities for these water sources is underway in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) and at Capilano River Regional Park. The Company will...

2008-07-10 18:00:35

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Boyd Payne, President and CEO of Elk Valley Coal Corporation announced today that the company will be matching dollar for dollar the $225,000 raised by its employees during the month-long Caring for Kids 2008 campaign. "We are extremely proud to match our employee contributions," said Mr. Payne. "The $450,000 exemplifies our employees' and the company's commitment to vibrant, safe and healthy communities." Since inception of the program in...

2007-11-30 06:00:00

By Loo, Tina ABSTRACT This article examines the environmental and social impacts of damming the Peace River in northern British Columbia as a way of exploring the challenges associated with doing environmental justice. It argues that environmental justice is not simply a matter of rectifying the distribution of environmental harms and benefits. Instead, doing environmental justice requires coming to terms with the different scales at which environmental change is apprehended and...

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Aspen Parkland
2013-04-18 22:46:28

Aspen parkland is a reference to a very large area of transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest in two sections; the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta that crosses the border into British Columbia, and a much larger area stretching from central Alberta, all across central Saskatchewan to south-central Manitoba near the US border. Aspen parkland is made up of groves of aspen poplars and spruce interspersed with areas of prairie grasslands, also intersected by large stream...

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