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2014-02-18 08:24:10

Award Winning Country-Rock Songstress Announces Partnership to Write and Perform Anthem for NPCA in Honor of the National Parks Centennial WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After receiving an overwhelming response from her National 2013/2014 "MAGIC" Tour Kick-off Concert and selling out dozens of shows across America including Los Angeles, New York City and Philadelphia, award-winning songstress Doreen Taylor has been honorably chosen to collaborate with the nation's leading...

2014-02-13 12:21:38

Larsen Finalizes Preparations for Upcoming Arctic Ocean Traverse Which Could be the Last Geographic North Pole Expedition in History BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters, will traverse the Arctic Ocean from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole. The team hopes to cover the nearly 500-mile distance in less than 49 days; in doing so, they would break the current 'unsupported' expedition speed record set by a...

Recent Decades Likely Wettest In 3,500 Years In Tibet
2014-02-12 12:34:10

University of East Anglia Recent decades may have been the wettest in 3,500 years in North East Tibet – according to climate researchers at the University of East Anglia (UK) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Lanzhou, China). Researchers looked at 3,500-year-long tree ring records from North East Tibet to estimate annual precipitation. They found that recent decades have likely been the wettest on record in this semi-arid region. The precipitation records have been...

2014-02-11 08:20:34

AZOUR, Israel, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (NASDAQ: ITRN)(the "Company") announces today that, due to the untimely passing of Dr. Orna Ophir (see our immediate report in this regard, dated January 13, 2014), the Nasdaq Stock Market has notified the Company that it is not in compliance with Nasdaq's audit committee requirements, which mandate an audit committee of three board members (as set forth in Listing Rule5605(c)(2)); and that,...

2014-02-06 23:21:16

The Public Utilities GIS Program will allow the City of Virginia Beach to proactively implement several objectives over the next five years, including improvements to GIS data collection processing; preparing a strategic plan for the City’s Public Utilities GIS services; and supporting and complementing departmental information management and City-wide programs. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Timmons Group was selected by the City of Virginia Beach to provide annual...

2014-02-06 16:22:24

Narwhal for Ice Management Recognized by Panel of E&P Industry Experts HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE:IO) today announced that its new Narwhal(TM) for Ice Management software received a Spotlight on Arctic Technology award, to be presented at the Arctic Technology Conference in Houston on Monday, February 10. The Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) shines the spotlight on the latest innovations in the Arctic E&P industry with its annual...

2014-02-05 16:23:15

MIAMI, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tuesday, February 4(th), 2014 St. Thomas University and its partners celebrated the completion of a major photovoltaic solar energy project in Miami's Sister-Diocese of Port-de-Paix, Haiti. The Archdiocese of Miami has a 30 year sister-diocese relationship with the Diocese of Port-de-Paix, Haiti (the poorest region of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere). In 2006, St. Thomas University began an initiative to leverage its faculty...

2014-02-04 16:23:50

TSX : SXI VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - For the six months ended December 31, 2013, revenue was $1,133,587 as compared to $1,067,562 for the six months ended December 31, 2012. The increase in revenue is due to increases in sales from the Mears Plant, Barr Plant, Kyuquot Utility and the Engineering Division partly offset by decreases in the electricity sales from the Cypress Plant. The net loss for the six months ended December 31, 2013 decreased to $389,084 as compared to...

2014-02-03 23:02:00

Juniper Systems’ Archer Field PC® was recently used to record the elevation of a never-before-climbed peak in the remote Myanmar Himalaya. Myanmar, Asia (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Juniper Systems’ Archer Field PC® was recently used to record the elevation of a never-before-climbed peak in the remote Myanmar Himalaya. The peak, Mount Gamlang Razi, has historically been known as the second highest peak in Southeast Asia, but a joint American-Myanmar-led expedition set out on a...

2014-02-03 12:22:54

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies is pleased to invite U.S. high school students to participate in the 2014 Thacher Environmental Research Contest. This annual contest allows students the opportunity to show off their science and technology skills by submitting research projects focused on the use of remote sensing data and analysis tools. In the past year, the nation has dealt with a number of environmental...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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