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2015-03-06 08:25:44

MAZATLAN, Mexico, March 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazatlan, Mexico's "Colonial City on the Beach," will host a series of events this March to attract international travelers who seek adventure,

2015-03-05 16:20:42

The codeshare alliance provides daily flights between Madrid and San Juan by passing through Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo. MADRID and SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March

2015-03-03 12:27:16

Sell-out Event Showcases the Tallgrass Prairie COTTONWOOD FALLS, Kan., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The population of Chase County, Kansas will triple on June 13, 2015

2015-03-03 12:27:12

Seven-day People-to-People Tours Feature Exclusive Meetings with Artists, Access to Live Performances and More NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's a new dawn in

2015-03-02 08:36:28

Graduate Student Teams Representing Harvard University, University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin - Madison Advance to Final Stage and Compete for

2015-02-27 23:09:12

The state of Louisiana will receive an additional $2.4 million in government awards to fund remaining relief efforts of Hurricane Isaac.

2015-02-24 23:03:31

Unlimited Vacation Club (UVC) by AMResorts, a vacation membership program with a portfolio of 36 resorts throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Costa Rica, today announced a promotion that makes

2015-02-03 16:20:51

DENVER, February 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Routes Americas to take place in San Juan in 2016 as the event heads to the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Following


Latest Geography of North America Reference Libraries

El Yunque National Forest
2013-12-24 11:12:40

The El Yunque National Forest, previously known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest that is located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It’s the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. The forest is commonly referred to as El Yunque, which might be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taino word yu-ke which means “white lands”, or the word “anvil” which is yunque in Spanish. The second...

Central forest-grasslands transition
2013-04-19 18:13:27

The Central forest-grasslands transition are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a great area that covers 157,000 square miles from central Illinois through the majority of Missouri, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and into Texas. This region was conventionally a mixture of woodland and tall grass prairie, which as the soil is made up of highly fertile mollisols; most of the region has been transformed to farmland. The rainfall...

Montana Valey And Foothill Grasslands
2013-04-19 14:34:54

The Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands are an ecoregion of northwestern North America within the northern United States and Canada. This area is made up of rolling grassy hills and river valleys of the Rocky Mountains foothills within the US state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta. The area largely consists of the Rocky Mountain Front, where the Great Plains rise to meet with the Rockies, and is therefore close to the Continental Divide. The foothills are drained by the...

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...

Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The shape of its basin is more or less, an oval and is about 1,500...

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Word of the Day
tapinage
  • The act of lurking; skulking about; hiding; keeping from sight.
The word 'tapinage' comes French 'se tapir' meaning 'to crouch, squat'.