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2014-05-19 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have found that canyons under Greenland's ocean-feeding glaciers are deeper and longer than previously thought, increasing the amount of Greenland's estimated contribution to future sea level rise. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "The glaciers of Greenland are likely to retreat faster and farther inland than anticipated, and for much longer,...

2014-05-19 08:25:48

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, McGraw Hill Construction's Architectural Record (http://www.ArchitecturalRecord.com) brings its acclaimed Innovation Conference to Los Angeles, a city known for blurring the boundaries between urbanism, architecture and landscape. The event will be held on May 21, 2014 at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, where influential designers will address topics including the merging of landscape and architecture, the growing influence of...

greenland ice sheet sea level rise
2014-05-19 05:14:22

University of California - Irvine Major UCI-NASA work reveals long, deep valleys connecting ice cap to the ocean Greenland's icy reaches are far more vulnerable to warm ocean waters from climate change than had been thought, according to new research by UC Irvine and NASA glaciologists. The work, published May 18 in Nature Geoscience, shows previously uncharted deep valleys stretching for dozens of miles under the Greenland Ice Sheet. The bedrock canyons sit well below sea level,...

Better Ocean Stewardship Called For By Researchers
2014-05-16 03:21:48

Nova Southeastern University NSU researcher joins colleagues to urge caution when exploring/exploiting deep oceans It has been said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about our own planet's oceans. That especially applies to the deepest parts of our oceans – depths that are 200 meters or deeper. Researchers from organizations around the world who specialize in studying and exploring the deepest regions of our oceans have come together to pen a cautionary...

2014-05-15 08:21:37

AZOUR, Israel, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (NASDAQ: ITRN) announced that the Board of Directors approved the distribution of a cash dividend in the amount of NIS 0.66 per share or $0.19 per share, totaling approximately NIS 13.8 million or US$4.0 million. The dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of June 18, 2014. The Company will pay the dividend out on July 3, 2014. In its decision to approve the distribution of the cash...

2014-05-14 12:25:22

DUBLIN, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/958rtt/hydrographic) has announced the addition of the "Hydrographic Equipment Market by Application, Product & Region - Forecasts & Analysis to 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Hydrography deals with the measurement and description of the bodily features of oceans, seas, coastal areas, lakes and rivers. Hydrography also...

2014-05-13 12:34:36

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism sponsors annual red carpet gala DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism was pleased to once again sponsor People en Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful" issue gala at New York City's Capitale on May 12. The 18(th) annual event followed in suit of the issue's "circus theme" and honored well-regarded celebrities in the U.S. Hispanic market. "We greatly value our ongoing partnership with People en...

2014-05-12 20:22:35

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Botanical Garden's exhibition Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them explores the burgeoning age of gardening in the early 20th century and the contributions of American women who emerged as influential professionals in the fields of landscape architecture and design and garden photography. Opening on May 17 and running through September 7, 2014, the multifaceted exhibition examines how the work of...

2014-05-08 23:16:56

American Sentinel University’s new e-book, ‘The State of the Modern Health Care Industry in the 21st Century: Technology and Business Intelligence Leads the Way,’ profiles the tech shifts in health care and offers an inside look into how geographic information systems (GIS) can be applied into health care organizations and the industry’s growing need for professionals with GIS knowledge. Download the e-book at...

2014-05-08 23:15:19

Tulemar Resort is proud to announce the inclusion of Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio National Park beach in social travel giant TripAdvisor's “Traveler’s Choice Top 25 Beaches in the World”. (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 TripAdvisor's second annual “Top Beaches in the World Traveler's Choice” places Manuel Antonio, one of Costa Rica's most popular beaches in the top 25, making it the highest ranking beach in Central America and one of 7 Latin American beaches to make 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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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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