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2014-04-23 23:01:26

Increase curb appeal and enhance the look and feel of an entire neighborhood with these simple tips from The Grounds Guys. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 It is getting to be summer time and that means updating the yard. Let the landscaping reflect your personality. Increase curb appeal and enhance the look and feel of an entire neighborhood with these simple tips from The Grounds Guys. Rocks A simple idea to updating your landscape is to create a rock garden. They are easy to...

Ancient Landscape Found Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet
2014-04-18 11:47:38

[ Watch The Video: Ancient Soil Found Under Greenland Ice Sheet ] By Joshua E. Brown, University of Vermont Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything—vegetation, soil, and even the top layer of bedrock. So scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice. "We found organic soil that has been frozen to the bottom of the...

2014-04-15 23:06:18

Stanley Consultants, a global consulting engineering firm with four offices in Florida, has been awarded Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts by two of Florida’s water management districts: the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Stanley Consultants, a global consulting engineering firm with four offices in Florida, has been awarded Indefinite...

2014-04-15 08:35:35

DUBLIN, Apr. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/93773c/gis_market_in ) has announced the addition of the "GIS Market In South Korea" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The analysts forecast the GIS market in South Korea to grow at a CAGR of 6.90 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand from the Government...

2014-04-15 08:34:39

DUBLIN, Apr. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cvwdfz/gis_market_in_us ) has announced the addition of the "GIS Market in US" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The analysts forecast the GIS market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 10.96 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand from the Government sector. The GIS...

miami florida could know as early as 2020 how high sea level will go in the next century
2014-04-15 05:30:37

National Science Foundation City could know as early as 2020 how high sea level will go in the next century Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including Florida International University scientist Rene Price. Price is also affiliated with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, one of 25 such NSF LTER sites in ecosystems from...

2014-04-13 23:00:23

Polar RC3 blue is a new color option of the very popular Polar RC3 running and cycling GPS watch, according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 RC3 Blue is a new color variation of the popular GPS watch for runners and cyclists, says the Heart Rate Watch Company. "Polar RC3 blue is a nice color option and the watch is a nice alternative to the new Polar V800 for cyclists and runners because it is about half the price," says Rusty Squire, President...

2014-04-10 23:28:39

Rand McNally has chosen geospatial solutions specialist GeoDecisions to provide advanced geographic information system (GIS) services to support its mobile fleet management initiatives. The partnership enables Rand McNally to make more informed decisions on day-to-day routing, fuel economy, and safety. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 GeoDecisions, a division of Gannett Fleming that specializes in geospatial solutions, was chosen by Rand McNally to provide advanced...

2014-04-11 00:21:59

GREENWOOD, S.C., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson and Perkins exclusive annual plant combinations are without a doubt the easiest and most economical way to bring amazing color and texture to your porch, patio, deck, or garden! These exclusive assortments are truly living compositions developed in conjunction with the country's premiere landscape designers to take the guesswork out of patio container growing. You will receive the precise amount of plants for the ideal mix of...

2014-04-10 23:04:36

Project Geographer to receive National Hurricane Conference’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Emergency Management for developing an interactive data tool based on TerraGo’s GeoPDF® technology. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Lauren Hand, a Dewberry Project Geographer is receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award in Emergency Management during the upcoming National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Florida. Hand developed a new geospatial tool that integrates data from...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.