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2014-06-27 23:06:57

Goway lifts the lid on the Atacama Desert and Patagonia. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Goway Travel is offering spectacular savings on its range of Chile tours. From the sweeping wilds of Patagonia up to the colourful deserts of Atacama, South America’s wealthiest country boasts abundant natural riches as well. Many packages also include a free one-night stopover in energetic Santiago, while one offers an additional night in Chile’s much-loved wine country. Shared by Argentina...

2014-06-24 12:30:31

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Global Operations (SGO) is operating the first Micro MineWolf (MW50) anti-mine armored tracked vehicle - designed for use in mountainous and other hard-to-access locations - in Kurdistan as part of SGO's work supporting oil and natural gas exploration, demining projects, and other services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140624/121034 The first Micro MineWolf was sent to Kurdistan to support SGO's growing operations...

2014-06-23 08:25:15

Campaign to focus on Everglades Holiday Park's conservation efforts, expansion and must-see destination status. BOCA RATON, Fla., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Everglades Holiday Park (www.evergladesholidaypark.com), a one-of-a-kind tourist destination and gateway to the Florida Everglades, has hired South Florida based Insider Media Management (www.insidermediamgmt.com) as its public relations agency of record. "At Everglades Holiday Park we strive for perfection, accept...

2014-06-17 23:03:14

Utility chooses GeoPDF to share CAD data, decrease response times, streamline workflow and increase mobile field crew efficiency. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Seattle City Light, the 10th largest U.S. public electricity company, has implemented TerraGo’s GeoPDF® products to improve field service technology and operations. With over 1,800 employees and a large percentage deployed as mobile workers, Seattle City Light needed a better way to share geographic and electrical...

2014-06-16 09:28:17

Royal Holloway, University of London Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analysing an area of the Atlantic near the Strait of Gibraltar, according to research published today (Friday, 13 June) in the journal Science. An expedition of scientists, jointly led by Dr Javier Hernandez-Molina, from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, examined core samples from the...

2014-06-11 08:22:19

Sanborn Technology, Project Expertise Aims to Optimize Water Resource Usage for Largest Western-U.S. Investor-Owned Utility COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the dire consequences of the state's ongoing drought, now in its third consecutive year, the California Water Service Company (Cal Water) selected The Sanborn Map Company (Sanborn) in a competitive bidding process to leverage its geospatial data collection and remote sensing expertise against the...

Twelvemile Lake permafrost
2014-06-11 06:47:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most studies on Arctic permafrost are harbingers of doom. As the sea ice melts, the permafrost is being affected, and releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases such as carbon and methane. These gases will accelerate the process of global warming, creating a vicious cycle. A new study from the US Geological Survey and McGill University, published in Geophysical Research Letters, has revealed a surprise in permafrost research....

2014-06-10 23:11:22

Partnership expands reach of TerraGo solutions to one of the world’s fastest growing markets for geospatial technology. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 TerraGo, a leading provider of geospatial collaboration software, announced today a partnership with Beijing Space View Technology to help meet growing demand in China and better serve customers in that region. Beijing Space View Technology has officially joined the TerraGo Advantage partner program as a top-tier Platinum Partner....

2014-06-06 23:07:59

Led by Photographer Frank Hunter, Workshop Open to All Levels, Beginner to Aspiring Professional Oaxaca, Mexico (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 There is no other place in the world where Day of the Dead is celebrated with such energy, ritual, magic and color than Oaxaca, Mexico. From October 27 to November 4, 2014, photographers of all levels, from those with no experience to hobbyists to aspiring professionals, can capture it all: the people, costumes, food, religious practices and pre-Hispanic...

2014-06-05 23:11:28

Executives from Magellan Rx Management will discuss key findings of their 2013 Medical Pharmacy Trend Report in a complimentary June 19 webinar, managed and moderated by Atlantic Information Services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Magellan Rx Management 2013 Medical Pharmacy Trend Report is the nation’s only comprehensive source for monitoring key trends and statistics related to high-cost injectable drugs paid under the medical benefit. Executives from Magellan Rx Management...


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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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