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Thousands Of Birds Crash Land In Utah Town
2011-12-16 05:56:57

Thousands of migrating Eared Grebes mistook the Utah town of Cedar City for a lake on Monday night during a snow storm, killing hundreds of the birds. The flock thought the town was a lake, and swooped in for a crash landing in streets and parking lots assuming they would land safely in the water.  Officials believe the birds did not compensate for landing on hard pavement. Residents said birds were falling out of the sky on Monday, crashing into lawns all over town. “They...

2011-12-15 08:00:00

Six Western Towns Welcome Travelers to Nevada's Historical Pony Express Territory with Experiences known as down and dirty and/or historic and modest. Pony Express Territory, NV (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 While many people visit Nevada for its ornate casinos, flashy shows and energy charged night life, another realm of opportunities exist often described as down and dirty or historic and modest. For 2012, there are six key attractions in northern Nevadaâs Pony Express Territory...

Image 1 - Doppler-on-Wheels Helps Researchers Study Western Snow Storms
2011-12-07 13:36:02

SCHUSS. The term for a straight, downhill ski run. In the land of the Greatest Snow on Earth--Utah--SCHUSS is also the moniker for storm-chasing, Old Man Winter-style. In the Storm Chasing Utah Style Study--SCHUSS--funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), chasing snowstorms is "as exciting as chasing tornadoes," says University of Utah atmospheric scientist Jim Steenburgh, the project's director. He and colleagues are "looking at the guts," Steenburgh says, "of winter storms in...

Image 1 - Storm Chasers Of Utah
2011-11-11 04:35:05

Tornado-Hunting Radar Truck Seeks Wasatch Snow, Rain A truck-mounted radar dish often used to chase Midwest tornadoes is getting a workout in Utah this month as University of Utah meteorologists use it to get an unprecedented look inside snow and rain storms over the Salt Lake Valley and the surrounding Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains. “For students who love snow, it´s every bit as thrilling as chasing tornadoes,” says avid skier and atmospheric sciences Professor Jim...


Latest Great Basin Reference Libraries

Great Basin National Park
2013-04-17 17:12:12

Great Basin National Park is located in Nevada in the United States. The park holds 77,180 acres of land in the arid mountainous area between the Wasatch Mountains and Sierra Nevada mountain range, known as the Great Basin. It is located in the east central portion of Nevada about 290 miles from Las Vegas. In 1922, President Warren G. Harding established the area around and within the Lehman Caves, a popular tourist attraction, as a national monument and in 1986, the area was merged with...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:18:39

Fallon Nevada is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain which has a huge impact in the type of weather in the region and is more of an arid type pattern. Temperatures for Fallon NV: December and January mark the coldest months in the area with average temps around 20-40F. February through March temps warm into the average of 30-50 increasing to 60 by March. April is a mild month with temps in the 40-60 range on average. May and June the average temps warm to 50-70...

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2007-03-16 18:32:33

The Cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada. It feeds primarily on zooplankton and possibly on nanoplankton (such as algae and diatoms). The maximum size of male cui-ui is approximately 21 in (53 cm) and 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) while females reach approximately 25 in (64 cm) and 6 lb (2.7 kg). The life span of Cui-ui is typically about forty years, but the fish do not reach sexual maturity until at least age eight. The Cui-ui is not only a...

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Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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