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Glacier ‘Tiger Stripes’ Slowing Down Ice Flow In Antarctica
2013-11-08 17:21:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers writing online in the journal Science say they have found narrow stripes of dirt and rock underneath Antarctic glaciers create friction zones that slow the flow of ice toward the sea. These ribs, or “tiger stripes,” provide friction that hinders the glaciers from slipping along the underlying bed of rock and sediment. Understanding how these regions form and subside could help scientists know more about the flow of...

2013-11-05 23:24:54

At 2013 COPSWEST Expo, Company teams with SurveillanceGrid for versatile people tracking application. Morgan Hill, Calif. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Velodyne Acoustics Inc.’s LiDAR division (http://www.velodynelidar.com) , known for its real-time, 3D LiDAR sensors used in autonomous vehicles and for mobile mapping, is expanding its application portfolio into the security and surveillance domain. At 2013 COPSWEST Leadership Summit & Expo (http://www.cpoa.org/), under way through Nov....

2013-11-05 20:20:59

CARBONDALE, Colo., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To the intrepid hiker traversing between Cascade Peak and Mix Up peak in Washington's Glacier Peak Wilderness Area, the scenery looks natural and unaffected by human presence. What the hiker can't see, however, are 100 acres of private land on the slopes of Cascade Peak, patented in 1907 for lead and silver prospecting. These mining claims, looking down into the lush forested valleys of this glacier-carved landscape, have...

2013-11-05 12:23:14

TSX : SXI VANCOUVER, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - For the three months ended September 30, 2013 ("Q1 2014"), revenue was $898,845 as compared to $825,956 in the corresponding period in 2012 ("Q1 2013"). The increase in revenue is due to increases in electricity sales from the Mears Creek and Barr Creek hydroelectric plants and the Kyuquot Utility as well as an increase in services revenue from the Engineering Division, which together is partly offset by a decrease in electricity sales...

2013-11-04 23:23:27

Galt’s Gulch Chile (GGC) has acquired 6,874 additional acres of pristine development and organic farm land. GGC's new land is situated within the Chilean coastal mountain range 10 miles north of Curacavi, Chile. Santiago, Chile (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Galt’s Gulch Chile (GGC) has acquired 6,874 additional acres of pristine development and organic farm land. GGC's new land is situated within the Chilean coastal mountain range 10 miles north of Curacavi, Chile. The...

Hitchhiking species invading arctic
2013-11-04 13:17:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has calculated the risk of bringing in a new species to Arctic waters for the first time. According to the new survey, up to one-third of the 155 ships that entered the ports of Svalbard, Norway in 2011 came from a place that will one day have an environmental match with Svalbard. The researchers say this scenario will increase the risk that harmful species brought to foreign waters could establish...

2013-10-31 16:24:46

New Data and Enhancements Make Jeppesen's Flagship Charts Even More Powerful for Compatible Furuno and Standard Horizon Navigation Systems ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen will be highlighting its flagship C-MAP 4D cartography and new compatible chartplotters during the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Visitors from around the world will see for themselves how newly added data and enhancements combine to make C-MAP 4D an even more powerful tool for...

2013-10-31 08:22:35

AZOUR, Israel, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Extraordinary general meeting of the shareholders of Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (NASDAQ: ITRN) (TASE: ITRN), (the "Company"), held on October 31, 2013, the following resolution was adopted: 1. To approve the Company's Compensation Policy, as more fully described in the proxy statement. A total of 12,806,412 ordinary shares (83.5 %) voted FOR this resolution, 2,501,109 (16.3%) ordinary shares voted AGAINST this resolution and...

2013-10-30 10:39:33

The high cliffs of Eastern Siberia – which mainly consist of permafrost – continue to erode at an ever quickening pace. This is the conclusion which scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research have reached after their evaluation of data and aerial photographs of the coastal regions for the last 40 years. According to the researchers, the reasons for this increasing erosion are rising summer temperatures in the Russian permafrost regions as...

2013-10-25 23:24:06

SXM Deals provides an online booking experience for all the best cruise excursions and tours in St. Maarten. Booking any tour can now be done from a computer or mobile device in only a few clicks. Philipsburg, St. Maarten (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 SXM Deals is the only company to offer a full online booking experience specifically dedicated to St. Maarten tours. SXM Deals helps visitors decipher which are the best boat tours in St. Maarten and the best activities in St. Maarten. With the...


Latest Geography Reference Libraries

Flower garden
2013-08-21 08:27:49

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower gardens suitable for plants requiring shade. A haphazard flower garden is one that is allowed to...

Dusky Pademelon, Thylogale brunii
2013-05-01 15:23:20

The dusky pademelon (Thylogale brunii), also known as the dusky wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found on the Kai and Aru islands, Papua New Guinea, and in the Trans Fly savanna and grasslands ecoregion in Papua Province in Indonesia. It prefers a habitat in both arid and tropical savannahs, forests, shrublands, lowlands, and grasslands. This species was named after its discoverer, Cornelis de Bruijn, and was once commonly known as philander, or “friend of man,” and the Aru Island...

Central and Southern mixed grasslands
2013-04-19 16:42:25

The Central and Southern mixed grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a vast grassland area with few trees running north to south from central Nebraska through central Kansas and western Oklahoma to north central Texas, covering about 282,000 square kilometers. This is a transition zone between the Central tall grasslands and Central forest-grasslands transition ecoregions towards the east and the Western short...

Northern short grasslands
2013-04-18 23:18:40

The Northern short grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the American Great Plains states of Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Northern short grasslands have a semi-arid climate, with the annual average precipitation ranging from 270mm to 450mm. The winters here are cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees...

Northern tall grasslands
2013-04-18 23:14:41

The Northern tall grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion largely follows the Red River Valley in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the American states of Minnesota and North Dakota. The grasslands have a humid continental climate with moderate precipitation, normally between 450 and 700 mm. The winters are very cold, with an average temperature of 9.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and the summer are warm with the mean...

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