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2014-07-31 23:20:07

Dress up the backyard with simple summer containers filled with annuals that shine all summer long. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Outdoor celebrations are in full swing. From weddings to a simple family barbeque, the nation’s backyards and outdoor spaces will be places of sparkling sophistication and leisurely fun. To dress up the great outdoors for any special occasion, party throwers can decorate patios, decks and balconies with The Suntory Collection by creating summer...

2014-07-30 23:13:59

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces a new Chile Birding and Nature Tour from November 30 - December 14, 2014. Alongside expert guides, travelers will witness Chile’s fascinating wildlife, remarkable geography, and exquisite regional wines and cuisine. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Chile’s immaculate snow-capped mountains pierce the sky, providing a dramatic backdrop to explore rich wetlands, temperate rain forests, and bustling penguin...

2014-07-30 23:13:46

American Sentinel University’s new e-book, ‘GIS for Crime Analysis, Law Enforcement and Public Safety,’ profiles how geographic information systems (GIS) has become an effective new crime-fighting tool used by law enforcement agencies to uncover criminal patterns that would be otherwise impossible to identify. Download the free e-book at http://www.americansentinel.edu/blog/2014/06/24/new-e-book-gis-for-crime-analysis-law-enforemcent-and-public-safety/. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) July 30,...

2014-07-24 23:13:51

Photo Workshops with Joe McNally return to Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet in Saint Lucia in September. Photographers learn lighting, story telling and state-of-the-art photo techniques. Soufriere, Saint Lucia (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Photographers have an opportunity to learn lighting, story telling, and camera techniques from two of the world's leading photographers and educators at Saint Lucia's ANSE CHASTANET http://www.ansechastanet.com and JADE MOUNTAIN...

2014-07-24 12:25:41

The garden of the villa is among the most spectacular and scenic examples of the Italian baroque FLORENCE, Italy, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Carlo Collodi spent his childhood at Villa Garzoni and its wonderful gardens, which are located in Collodi, Tuscany. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/697778-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/697778-b ) It is in these magical surroundings that Pinocchio, the world's...

2014-07-24 08:26:50

TULSA, Okla., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) has increased the partnership's quarterly cash distribution to 64 cents per unit for the period April 1 through June 30, 2014, representing the 49(th )distribution increase since its initial public offering in 2001. The second-quarter 2014 distribution is 20% higher than the second-quarter 2013 distribution of 53.25 cents per unit and represents a 4% increase over the...

2014-07-21 08:29:10

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Electronic Cartography Market by Application, Components, Marine Electronic Navigation Systems, Aviation Electronic Navigation Systems, Marine Electronic Charts Licensing Mode, Geography - Forecast and Analysis,...

Arctic Lakes Soak Up More Greenhouse Gases Than They Emit: Study
2014-07-18 03:19:15

University of Alaska Fairbanks New University of Alaska Fairbanks research indicates that arctic thermokarst lakes stabilize climate change by storing more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere. Countering a widely-held view that thawing permafrost accelerates atmospheric warming, a study published this week in the scientific journal Nature suggests arctic thermokarst lakes are 'net climate coolers' when observed over longer, millennial, time scales. "Until now, we've...

Siberia Yamal Peninsula
2014-07-17 10:01:06

Joshua Garrett for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What could cause an 80 meter hole to form somewhere in northern Siberia? A meteorite strike? Aliens? Cthulhu? Researchers all over the world are scratching their heads over this one, as no one seems to have an answer they are 100 percent sure of. Reported by the Siberian Times, this giant hole of unknown depth appeared rather suddenly in the Yamal Peninsula, which is said to translate as “end of the world,” giving the whole...

2014-07-16 08:20:43

Conference Call Scheduled at 9am ET AZOUR, Israel, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (NASDAQ: ITRN , TASE: ITRN), announced that it will be releasing its second quarter 2014 results on Monday, August 11, 2014. The Company will also be hosting a conference that day at 9am Eastern Time. On the call, management will review and discuss the results, and will be available to answer investor questions. To participate, call one of 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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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