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BP Agrees To Multi-Billion Dollar Fine
2012-11-15 21:38:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, subjecting America´s Gulf Coast region to the single largest offshore oil spill in history. The effects of this oil spill are still being felt by the lands surrounding the area, the wildlife who called the area home and the people who made their living from industries in the region. There´s a bit of justice that´s been served today, as British Petroleum...

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2012-11-14 04:00:34

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 13: The cold front finally pushed off the East Coast yesterday, but before it pushed off shore moderate rains fell in the Northeast along with snow off the Great Lakes. The high pressure over the majority of the rest of the country created a very cold morning for many places as frost and freeze watches and warnings were found all the way...

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2012-11-13 04:00:03

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 12: The big news from the day was the advancing of the cold front which moved through the Ohio River Valley and the Gulf Coast which brought mostly showers and a few snow showers on the back side, however that advanced into the East Coast. The second concern was the very cold air that filtered in behind the front as the cold...

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2012-11-12 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 9-11: The winter storm system moved through the Northern Plains over the weekend and brought with it some severe weather and also winter weather to the Western Dakotas and Montana. The Pacific Northwest dealt with some showers and cooler weather this past weekend, while the Northeast was finally given a break from all the hard...

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2012-11-09 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 8: The Pacific Northwest and Western Rockies had to deal with valley rains and higher elevation snows. These spread into the Montana area which was hit the hardest yesterday. All of this is associated with our new “Winter Storm System” that is moving into the Rockies today. The Plains and Gulf Coast enjoyed high pressure,...

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2012-11-08 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 7: Low pressure moving along the East Coast brought more headaches to the region as they are still trying to recover from Sandy. They are now dealing with new power outages due to the high winds near 50mph along with cold air which created some significant snowfall totals along the coast from New York northward into Boston. The West...

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2012-11-06 04:00:02

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 5: Yesterday the Pacific Northwest saw a cold front move on shore, providing for light rain west of the Cascades. The Southwest through the Southern Plains saw high pressure and mild temperatures, with light rain and a dusting of snow in the Northern Plains and Northern Rockies. The Central Plains experienced high pressure building in...


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Cumulus Clouds And Their Development
2012-07-16 11:04:21

Cumulus clouds are white in appearance and are formed when warm moist air near the earth’s surface is forced aloft by day time heating. Cumulus clouds are usually associated with nice weather, however if they continue to grow and get more moisture and instability with them they can turn into Towering Cumulus and CB clouds which would change the weather to increase the chance of seeing thunderstorms. Cumulus clouds are typically associated with being found ahead of the cold front and also...

2012-06-14 07:29:48

Symbol: YULO Group: Monocot Family: Agavaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   YUARP Yucca arkansana Trel. var. paniculata McKelvey   YUFR Yucca freemanii Shinners Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, LA, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

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2012-06-18 02:40:30

Symbol: ELCE Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, NC, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division...

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2012-06-18 04:15:45

Symbol: CYAN5 Group: Dicot Family: Asclepiadaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   CYPA15 Cynanchum palustre (Pursh) A. Heller   LYPA4 Lyonia palustris (Pursh) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta –...

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2007-02-13 10:40:23

The Four-lined Skink, Eumeces tetragrammus, is a member of the skink family Eumeces. It occurs in northern Mexico and along the Mexican Gulf coast and in western and central Texas. They prefer lightly wooded areas, rocky areas, and grasslands. There are two subspecies; The Long-lined Skink and the Short-lined Skink. The Long-lined skink is gray to light brown in color and has light stripes from the eyes extending to beyond its forelegs. The Short-lined skink is darker in color and has...

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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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