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161-Year Study Shows Warmer World Causes Earlier Spring Flowering
2013-01-17 09:10:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from three universities have found that record temperatures in 2010 and 2012 resulted in the earliest spring flowering season in the eastern United States in more than 160 years. Using the phenological records of two iconic American naturalists, Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, scientists have shown that some springtime bloomers have appeared as much as a month earlier in response to the warming climate. This study...

2010-11-10 16:21:00

Professor refers to cabin as "time machine." FERRUM, Va., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Referring to the small cabin behind him as a "time machine," Ferrum College Associate Professor of English John Kitterman today officially dedicated the school's replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond. Thoreau used his cabin as the remote outpost that inspired his classic book, Walden. The Ferrum cabin, located on a corner of the school's 700 acre campus, will be used to...

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2010-02-03 10:05:04

Non-native species have adapted by adjusting the timing of seasonal activities such as flowering Invasive plants could become even more prevalent and destructive as climate change continues, according to a new analysis of data stretching back more than 150 years. Writing in the journal PLoS ONE, the Harvard University scientists who conducted the study say that non-native plants, and especially invasive species, appear to thrive during times of climate change because they're better able to...

2009-06-22 15:48:00

UNIQUE COLLABORATION BETWEEN NONPROFIT AND PUBLISHER WILL MAKE INTERACTIVE BOOK ACCESSIBLE TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FOR FREE NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new generation of writers and photographers with a personal connection to global warming are taking inspiration from Henry David Thoreau and other legendary environmental authors by publishing their works in a special anthology from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Penguin Classics. The nonprofit science group...

2008-08-10 00:00:17

By The Associated Press By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2008. There are 144 days left in the year. History Highlight: On Aug. 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people. On this date: In 1842, the United States and Canada resolved a border dispute by signing the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. In 1848, the Free-Soil Party convened in...

2008-08-06 15:00:34

GREENE - Singer/songwriter David Mallett will entertain with American folk music at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road. Admission is free and the doors will open one hour before shows. For more information, call 946-5311. Mallett was born on April 21, 1951, in Dover-Foxcroft. By age 10, Mallett was performing with his brother, Neil. In his early 20s he started his solo career, writing his own songs and eventually performing them across the...

2008-08-03 15:00:15

I enjoyed Mark Patinkin's observations in his July 26 column ("Wall Street's binge is a national addiction"). Here I'd like to suggest some possible remedies for our cluttered, insecure and confused culture: 1. Read Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. An American classic and the best book ever written on simplicity, self-reliance and individuality. So relevant to our time, it's hard to believe it was written over 150 years ago. 2. Shop no more than once a week. This requires planning but...

2008-07-24 15:00:39

GREENVILLE - Festivities to celebrate the first anniversary of the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail will be held in Greenville beginning July 24. Mainers and visitors from across the region are expected to gather to honor Henry David Thoreau and the Penobscot guides who made two of his three explorations in Maine possible. The official opening of the trail last July beside Moosehead Lake marked the 150th anniversary of Thoreau's third and final trip into Maine's North Woods in 1857. This July's...

2008-07-23 15:00:50

GREENVILLE - Festivities to celebrate the first anniversary of the Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail will be held in Greenville beginning July 24. Mainers and visitors from across the region are expected to gather to honor Henry David Thoreau and the Penobscot guides who made two of his three explorations in Maine possible. The official opening of the trail last July beside Moosehead Lake marked the 150th anniversary of Thoreau's third and final trip into Maine's North Woods in 1857. This July's...

2008-07-10 12:01:07

By Ethan Forman, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Jul. 10--DANVERS -- Sharon Clark has retired from teaching history and literature at the school she founded 30 years ago. She plans to travel. She and her husband founded the small, private Clark School in the basement of a Beverly church, later moving it to a house on Essex Street in Beverly for one year. In 1983, Clark School relocated to a 1665 farmhouse built by Joseph Porter -- a figure in the Salem witch trials -- on 3 acres on the...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.