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2014-07-24 04:48:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Around the end of the last ice age roughly 10,000 years ago, mammoths and mastodons lived in North America. According to the Field Museum of Natural History, the 14-foot tall mammoths migrated to North America from Europe across the Bering Land Bridge. The smaller, heavier mastodons, however, were indigenous to the continent. Both of these fuzzy relatives to modern-day elephants once lived in the Greater Cincinnati area during this...

2014-07-15 16:22:38

Requests Review of the Monitoring and Mitigation Plan By Federal Agencies MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) today released a letter from United States Senator Dianne Feinstein detailing the Senator's inquiry about the proposed Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Project (Casa Diablo IV). The project could negatively impact the region's limited water supply. The project, owned by Ormat Technologies Inc., would pump 29,000 acre-feet...

Humans, Not Climate Change, Led To Extinction Of Mammal Giants
2014-06-05 11:08:22

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online We could be living in a world populated with giant deer, wombats, sabre-toothed cats, marsupial lions and kangaroos but for one important factor: humans killed them all. A new study out of Aarhus University, Denmark's second oldest university, looked back over the past 100,000 years and determined that human expansion and competition, not climate change, marched these and many other large mammals right out of the Animal Kingdom. This...

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2014-05-30 09:14:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have long-suspected that our ancestors were at least partially to blame for the extinction of the mammoth and a new research review from a Penn State anthropologist has revealed that ancient humans may have had an accomplice – domesticated dogs. The new study, published in the journal Quaternary International, is based on past examinations of European archeological sites with large numbers of mammoth remains. Study author...

Rare Leafcutter Bee Fossils Reveal Ice Age Environment At The La Brea Tar Pits
2014-04-10 15:44:39

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Scientists use micro CT scans and research modern-day bees to understand habitat and climate of Southern California during late Pleistocene The La Brea Tar Pits, the world's richest and most important Ice Age fossil locality, is most celebrated for it collection of saber-toothed cats and mammoths. The site's lesser known, but equally vast insect collection, is also of great significance. Recent examination of fossil leafcutter bee nest cells...

Did Inbreeding Drive Woolly Mammoths To Extinction?
2014-03-26 09:19:04

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Much of what we know about the Mammoth may be challenged after new research from a Dutch team has found evidence that the massive mammal may have driven itself to extinction due to inbreeding. The evidence comes from an unusual feature found in some mammoth fossils taken from the North Sea. This unusual feature suggested to the research team, led by paleontologist Jelle Ruemer of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, the...

Construction Workers Unearth 10,000-Year-Old Mammoth Tusk
2014-02-13 10:46:27

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A rare, 10,000-year-old mammoth tusk has been discovered by a group of construction workers at a private construction site in the south Lake Union region of Seattle. The workers stopped working when their digging unearthed the intact fossil dating back to the Ice Age. Paleontologists believe that it must have belonged to the Columbian mammoth, Mammuthus columbi. The tusk was found on private property, but the Burke Museum of...

Woolly Mammoths And Other Megafauna Suffered From A Loss Of Plant Diversity
2014-02-06 09:29:49

[ Watch the Video: Diet Changes Killed Off Woolly Mammoths ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have put forth many theories on why woolly mammoths and other large animals went extinct around 10,000 years ago, from the devastating effects of a comet impact to overhunting by humans. A new DNA-based study published in the journal Nature has found that the flowering plants these “megafauna” depended on disappeared from northern Asia and North America...

2013-12-24 23:03:56

Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa has partnered with Black Tie Ski Rentals in an on-site shop off the hotel’s lobby that includes personalized ski valet service and in-room boot fittings. The recently remodeled Mammoth Lakes, Calif. hotel’s ski service also includes a complimentary Mammoth Mountain ski shuttle and slope-side rental equipment delivery. Mammoth Lakes, CA (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 The Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa, located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., is...


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Mammoth Cave National Park
2013-04-25 16:05:17

Mammoth Cave National Park is located in the state of Kentucky in the United States. The park holds 52,830 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Many mummies and artifacts have been found in Mammoth Cave and surrounding caves to support this. It is thought that first man of European descent to visit the area was John Houchin or Francis Houchin. The legend says that one of the brothers was hunting a wounded bear that entered the cave to hide. The first documented discovery...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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