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2011-04-20 07:30:17

Mediterranean landscapes have undergone great change in recent decades, but species have adapted to this, at least in the case of roe deer, Spanish ibex, red deer and wild boar. This has been shown by Spanish researchers who have analyzed the effects of changes in land use on the past, present and future distribution of these species. "In the last few decades there has been an increase in the area of distribution of wild ungulates", explains Pelayo Acevedo, lead author of the study and...

2010-09-30 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft, reveal that conditions at the edge of our solar system may be much more dynamic than previously thought. Future exploration missions will benefit in design and mission objectives from a better understanding of the changing conditions in this outer region of our solar system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-09-29 13:39:14

NASA has rescheduled the media teleconference to discuss new information about the boundary of our solar system obtained from the agency's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft. The telecon now is set for noon EDT, on Thursday, Sept. 30. The briefing participants are: - Arik Posner, IBEX program scientist, Heliophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters in Washington - Nathan Schwadron, IBEX science operations lead and associate professor at the University of...

2010-09-28 06:28:37

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, to discuss new information about the boundary of our solar system obtained from the agency's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft. The briefing participants are: - Arik Posner, IBEX program scientist, Heliophysics Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters in Washington - Nathan Schwadron, IBEX science operations lead and associate professor at the University of New Hampshire in Durham -...

2010-09-23 11:01:00

GREENWICH, Conn., WYNNEWOOD, Pa. and WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Private equity firm North Castle Partners in partnership with CMS Companies announced today that they have invested in Ibex Outdoor Clothing Holdings, Inc. ("Ibex"), a designer, marketer, manufacturer and distributor of a diverse range of premium branded wool and wool-based technical apparel and accessories. North Castle is a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in...

2010-09-20 09:45:00

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ibex Outdoor Clothing, innovators of year-round merino wool apparel and accessories for men and women, today announced that it opened its first brick and mortar store in the Back Bay area of Boston. The new 1,000 square foot store, which opened on historical Newbury Street, gives Bostonians and visitors the opportunity to fully experience the unique, fun-loving culture of the leading wool apparel brand designed to meet the needs of the...

2009-12-10 11:58:29

A resourceful approach to climate research How do plant ecosystems react to rising concentrations of the greenhouse gas CO2 in the atmosphere over the long term? This fundamental question is becoming increasingly pressing in light of global climate change. Researchers from the Chair of Grassland Science at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have now "“ for the first time worldwide "“ taken up this issue for grasslands. The scientists found their answers in two unlikely...


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Alpine Ibex, Capra ibex
2012-08-24 16:23:24

The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) can be found in the European Alps. It is locally known as the Steinbock in German, the bouquetin in French, the kozorog in Slovenian, and the stambecco in Italian. Its range was once restricted to Northern Italy in the Gran Paradiso National Park, but now comprises nearly all of the European Alps including France, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland. It prefers a habitat within rocky areas near the snowline on the edge of forests. It can be found at...

Siberian Ibex, Capra sibirica
2012-08-16 09:53:50

The Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica), also known as the common ibex, can be found in northern, central, and Southern Asia. Its range includes Afghanistan, northwestern India, Mongolia, and Pakistan, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within alpine meadows and mountainous areas, but will also reside in foothills, deserts, or rocky bluffs. It has been considered a subspecies of the Alpine ibex, although it is not known whether this is a valid classification. The Siberian ibex can vary in...

Nubian Ibex, Capra nubiana
2012-06-25 17:01:54

The Nubian ibex (Capra nubiana) is a species of goat that can be found in the deserts of Oman, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, among other places. It prefers a habitat within rocky mountainous areas of its range. Typically, it is classified as a subspecies of the alpine ibex, but it has been classified as its own species occasionally. Groups of Nubian ibex, either all males or all females, are active during the day and can be seen feeding on leaves and grasses. Common predators...

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2007-08-23 02:51:24

The West Caucasian Tur (Capra caucasica), is a goat antelope found only in the western half of the Caucasus Mountain Range. They thrive in rough mountainous terrain between 2625 and 13120 feet in elevation. West Caucasian Turs are nocturnal, eating in the open at night and sheltering during the day. Females live in herds of around ten individuals, while males are solitary. The Tur stands up to 39.4 inches at the shoulder and weighs about 143 pounds. West Caucasian Turs have large but...

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2007-07-16 16:22:52

The Pyrenean Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica), is one of two extinct species of Spanish Ibex. The subspecies once ranged across the Pyrenees in France and Spain and the surrounding area, including the Basque Country, Navarre, and north Catalonia. The diet of the Pyrenean Ibex consisted of grass, herbs and lichens. The ibex was paraxonic, with the plane of symmetry of each foot passing between the third and fourth digits. The third and fourth digits were quite large and bore most of the...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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