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2014-07-02 23:09:39

Virginia and Maryland Economies Continue Relative Decline Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 DIVER Geo Score results for June have been released. The DIVER Geo Score represents a relative score of the economic health of a U.S. state, county or city. Based on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the best, this data is updated monthly and is calculated from multiple economic and demographic factors related to three primary data categories—employment, income and housing. The DIVER Geo Score...

Project Loon Internet Balloon Circumnavigates Earth In 22 Days
2014-04-04 11:13:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perhaps Jules Verne and his fictional character Phileas Fogg would be impressed. In the pages of the 1873 novel “Around the World in Eighty Days” Fogg barely circumnavigated the Earth in the time set by his friends at the Reform Club – but now one of Google’s Project Loon balloons, dubbed the Ibis-167, has managed the journey in just 22 days. Google unveiled the ambitious Project Loon last June, as a way to provide true...

2013-06-27 14:58:28

Chapman University's Walter Piper, Ph.D., has published research this week in a leading science journal that shows animals choose habitat similar to where they were raised rather than that likely to maximize reproductive success. This finding runs counter to current tenets of habitat selection theory. The paper is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B on June 26 and includes co-authors Michael Palmer, Nathan Banfield and Michael Meyer. Dr. Piper's research focuses on his...

2011-07-20 07:45:00

REEDSPORT, Ore., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Loon Lake Lodge & RV Resort and Loon Lake Marina & Watersports in the Coastal Mountain Range near the city of Reedsport, Oregon, announce the 2011 photo contest with overnight lodging on a houseboat as a prize to the top two winners. Loon Lake, noted for its spectacular beauty, is surrounded by tall fir trees and affords many opportunities for gorgeous photography. Loon Lake Lodge's restaurant provides a spectacular view of the lake...

2011-05-12 17:26:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The warmer the summer, the more dead birds and fish you can expect to see along the shores of Lake Erie, according to a recent study led by Alicia Perez-Fuentetaja, research scientist of the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State College and associate professor of biology. The study appears online in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110512/DC01391) The deaths result from outbreaks of type...

2010-11-17 00:01:12

Headee is a made-to-order, three-dimensional, life-size likeness of your favorite person's head. What can you do with Headee? You can hug, cuddle, punch, or kick it. Headee can go camping, ride in your backpack, take a trip with you, or just sit on sit on your desk, a shelf or the mantel. Headee can be used as a pillow or a place to set your hat. Headee is a great gift for anyone. Windsor, ME (PRWEB) November 16, 2010 More than a picture, more than pillow, have a loved one or friend close...

2010-01-15 14:56:00

PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Staying true to its heritage of celebrating the outdoors and reinforcing its commitment to conservation, Eastern Mountain Sports, one of the nation's largest outdoor retailers, today announced the 2010 dates for the Nor'easter powered by Eastern Mountain Sports(® )(www.noreaster.ems.com), the Northeast's premiere mountain life festival, combining multiple outdoor sports, conservation efforts and the Northeast's premier music...

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2009-05-18 07:10:00

After years of decline, bald eagles are springing forth with an aggressive appetite for great cormorant chicks.It's a phenomenon that threatens to wipe out the U.S. population.Some believe the eagles are finding less fish to eat and instead flying to Maine's remote rocky islands where they've been raiding the only known nesting colonies of great cormorants.In fact, the eagles are causing the numbers of the shiny black birds to fall from more than 250 pairs to 80 pairs since 1992."They're like...

2009-04-17 11:18:00

REEDSPORT, Ore., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- For the family that is looking for an affordable Oregon Coast vacation on a budget, the beauty and water sport activities of Loon Lake can be enjoyed with an inexpensive stay at Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort. The resort is offering Oregon Coast area lodging for an Oregon yurt that can accommodate up to four people, or Oregon Coast cabins that can accommodate up to five people. Budget stays can also be arranged in one of the lakeview cottages with full...


Latest Loon Reference Libraries

Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus
2013-04-21 09:25:17

The Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus) is an aquatic bird. It is the smallest member of the grebe family. It occurs in the New World from the southwestern United States and Mexico to Chile and Argentina, and also on Trinidad and Tobago, the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles. It ranges in length from 21 to 27 cm and in weight from 112 to 180g. Just like all grebes, its legs are set far back on its body and it cannot walk well, though it is an excellent swimmer and diver. Small and plump,...

Great Northern Loon, Gavia immer
2012-12-17 13:02:12

A large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds, this species is well-known as the Common Loon in North America and the Great Northern Diver in Eurasia; its current name is a compromise proposed by the International Ornithological Committee. There are 5 loon species that make up the genus Gavia, the only genus of the family Gavidae and order Gaviiformes. The Great Northern Loon is only one of those 5 species. The Yellow Billed Loon or the While Billed Diver is a large black headed...

Pacific Diver, Gavia pacifica
2012-03-22 23:41:29

The Pacific Diver (Gavia pacifica), also known as the Pacific Loon, is a species of bird in the loon family Gaviidae. Its habitat is on deep lakes in the tundra region of Alaska and northern Canada as far east as Baffin Island, and in Russia east of the Lena River. Unlike most other loons/divers, the Pacific Diver may migrate in flocks, wintering at sea along the Pacific Coast, or on large lakes over a much wider range, including China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, USA and Mexico. The...

Black-throated Loon, Gavia arctica
2012-01-13 00:06:06

The Black-throated Loon (Gavia arctica) is an aquatic bird found in the northern hemisphere. In North America this species is known as the Arctic Loon. In Eurasia it is known as the Black-throated Diver. Its current name is a concession of both other names, proposed by the International Ornithological Committee. The Black-throated Loon is one of a many species that was originally described by Linnaeus in his eighteenth century work, Systema Naturae. The genus name, Gavia, comes from the...

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2008-02-05 15:43:00

The Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), formerly known as the "˜dabchick', is the smallest European member of the grebe family and is commonly found in open bodies of water across most of its range. This bird breeds in small colonies in heavily vegetated areas of freshwater lakes across Europe, much of Asia down to New Guinea, and most of Africa. Most birds move to more open or coastal waters in winter, but it is only migratory in those parts of its range where the waters freeze....

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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'