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Early Warning System Needed In A World With Changing Climates
2013-12-04 12:31:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Research Council says that even gradual climate change can have abrupt impacts in human infrastructure and ecosystems if critical thresholds are crossed, so an early warning system needs to be developed now, before its too late. The federal report calls for the development of an early warning system that could help anticipate sudden changes and emerging impacts. "Research has helped us begin to distinguish more imminent...

2013-12-03 08:30:05

MIAMI BEACH, FL, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Rangemore Film Productions Corp. ("Rangemore") (OTCPINK:RANF) announces it has identified four potential sites in Saipan and are currently qualifying which site will be most viable for the Rangemore Film Productions brand after a recent trip by company representative, Andrew McLaughlin to the US territory. Rangemore is focused on the Asian film and media market and has been courting potential locations to expand its business in 2014....

2013-12-03 08:28:56

DAOCHENG, China, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph Charles Francis Rock, an Austrian-American, said that "there is no such place attracting every photographer and explorer". (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131203/CN25390 ) The beautiful place in Rock's eye is Daocheng Yading, in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture at the southwestern edge of Sichuan Province, China. An original report by Tourism Administration of Sichuan follows. Years later, Mr. Wang Zhifa,...

Study Shows Subarctic Lakes Drying Up At A Rate Not Seen In 200 Years
2013-11-27 15:53:58

Université Laval The decrease in snowfall observed in recent years in Canada's subarctic regions has led to worrisome desiccation of the regions' lakes. This is the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Université Laval, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brock University and the University of Waterloo in a study published this week on the website of the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters. Researchers came to this conclusion after studying 70 lakes near Old Crow, Yukon, and...

2013-11-26 23:27:23

Photo Science, Inc. a Quantum Spatial Company, (Photo Science) staff member Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP has been named URISA's (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) Young Professional of the Year. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Photo Science, Inc. a Quantum Spatial Company, (Photo Science) staff member Ryan Elizabeth Bowe, GISP has been named URISA's (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association) Young Professional of the Year. This award is in...

2013-11-25 08:30:09

MUMBAI, November 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolta India Ltd., announced today that Rolta has been recognized by PCI Geomatics with the Dr. Robert Moses Memorial Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit. Dr. Robert Moses ("Dr. Bob"), past President and CEO of PCI Geomatics, was an exceptional leader and visionary who left behind a legacy of excellence in remote sensing and geospatial technology. In memory of Dr. Bob, the award was formed to honor the organization that best exemplifies a...

2013-11-20 23:33:23

Vladimir Poletaev, Vice President with Aspire Lifestyles of the Americas, will speak on bank loyalty at “Bank IT 2013”, the X International Forum on Banking Information Technologies. BankIT, the largest annual event of its kind in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Europe, takes place in Minsk, Belarus on November 19-21, 2013. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Vladimir Poletaev, Vice President with Aspire Lifestyles of the Americas, will speak on bank loyalty at “Bank...

2013-11-20 16:22:02

Investigation Blames the Modern Land Grab OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the latest known victim in a modern era of land grabs orchestrated by foreign corporations according to an investigative report and a film, On Our Land, released this week by the Oakland Institute and the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG). In one of the swiftest and largest land grabs in recent history, close to a third of the country has now been appropriated by...

2013-11-20 12:29:20

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a keynote address before more than 225 attendees at the Harvesting Opportunities Conference in Albany Wednesday, Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of the American Farmland, urged New York state officials to restart its efforts to protect farmland from development. "We are facing a global challenge to double food production by 2050," said McElwaine. "Yet, in this country we have been paving over the farmland needed for producing food...

2013-11-19 23:29:17

Photo Science, Inc., a Quantum Spatial Company (Photo Science), has recently been awarded a major contract task order to provide the US Geological Survey (USGS) with high-resolution remote sensing data (airborne topographic LiDAR) for areas devastated by record flooding within the South Platte watershed in Colorado. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 November 19, 2013 – Photo Science, Inc. a Quantum Spatial Company (Photo Science), has recently been awarded a major contract task order...


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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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