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2012-02-15 16:00:00

Summit, N.J. woman reaches new heights -- Kilimanjaro -- in fitness and obesity battle. Amazing video footage from Big Fat Mountain documentary: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigfatmountain/big-fat-mountain Summit, NJ (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Kara Richardson Whitely has taken her uphill battle against obesity to great heights — Mount Kilimanjaro -- and is sharing her story with a documentary called Big Fat Mountain. The 37-year-old Summit, N.J. woman hiked Africa´s...

2011-05-02 23:36:34

In one of his songs Bob Dylan asks "How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?", and thus poses an intriguing geological question for which an accurate answer is not easily provided. Mountain ranges are in a constant interplay between climatically controlled weathering processes on the one hand and the tectonic forces that cause folding and thrusting and thus thickening of the Earth's crust on the other hand. While erosion eventually erases any geological obstacles,...

2010-12-17 13:33:25

During Mount Kilimanjaro ascent highlights risks of high altitude climbs Former tennis champion Martina Navratilova was hospitalized for pulmonary edema"”fluid build-up in the lungs"”while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, drawing attention to the high risk of acute mountain sickness (AMS) and high altitude pulmonary edema among climbers of high peaks. A timely study in a recent issue of High Altitude Medicine & Biology, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc....

2010-12-06 00:00:40

Create holiday memories to last a lifetime with family and friends at Callaway Gardens' Fantasy In Lights, a holiday light and sound production Pine Mountain, GA (PRWEB) December 3, 2010 This holiday season marks the 19th Annual Fantasy in Lights® -- named one of the top 48 events in the world by Chicago Tribune -- at Callaway Gardens, a 13,000-acre destination south of Atlanta. Fantasy in Lights features 8 million lights stretching more than five miles, creating 14 larger-than-life...

2010-09-21 12:31:00

GILLINGHAM, England, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nights draw in and the temperature drops it's time to turn to the comfort and warmth of down and Webtogs' regular best seller, the classic North Face Nuptse jacket. A classic for a reason, the North Face Nuptse has the style to look good on or off the mountain but doesn't compromise when it comes to performance. Using high lofting 700 Fill Power down and a sewn through construction the Nuptse delivers the warmth needed for cold dry days...

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2010-09-16 08:02:05

By Mari N. Jensen, University of Arizona College of Science Glaciers can help actively growing mountains become higher by protecting them from erosion, according to a University of Arizona-led research team. The finding is contrary to the conventional view of glaciers as powerful agents of erosion that carve deep fjords and move massive amounts of sediment down mountains. Mountains grow when movements of the Earth's crust push the rocks up. The research is the first to show that the erosion...

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2009-08-13 12:20:00

A new study published on Thursday suggests climate is the main factor limiting the height of mountains across the globe, and not the upward thrust of the Earth's clashing tectonic plates, AFP reported. Scientists said this so-called "buzzsaw" effect of glaciers forms when temperatures stay below a certain threshold, otherwise the peaks of Mount Everest and K2 might have been even higher. David Engholm, a researcher at Aarhus University in Denmark and lead author of the study, said glaciers...

2009-02-17 14:38:00

CNSX:CTT VANCOUVER, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Continent Resources Inc. (CNSX:CTT) is pleased to announce the results of the first phase of reverse circulation drilling from its Lone Mountain Project located near Silver City, New Mexico. Drill hole LM-42, intersected 600 feet grading 0.205% oxide copper between 200 and 800 feet, with 50 feet grading 0.498% copper and with the last 30 feet grading 0.43% copper. This limited, first phase drill program focused on near surface oxide copper...

2008-12-28 13:56:35

Music executive Bud Prager, who once managed the rock groups Foreigner and Damn Yankees, reportedly has died in Montauk, N.Y., at the age of 79. The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday the Windfall Records co-founder was crucial in expanding the label with partner Felix Pappalardi into the Windfall Music Enterprises music empire. Among the label's more notable bands was Mountain, which earned fame with its hit Mississippi Queen and an appearance at the 1969 Woodstock music festival. In addition...

2008-08-31 00:00:22

Two city men have completed their 'ultimate challenge' of cycling, kayaking and climbing across Great Britain - and raised pounds10,000 for charity in the process. Jamie Shewbrook, 34, from Hartley, and Sam Groves, 31, from Mannamead, cycled from John O'Groats to Land's End in two weeks, climbing the highest peaks and paddling the longest lakes in Scotland, England and Wales along the way. Jamie said: "It's been quite tough. After doing Ben Nevis and Loch Lomond I had problems with my...


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2012-06-15 05:22:32

Symbol: LILI Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   LALI3 Lacinaria ligulistylis A. Nelson Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CO, IL, MN, MO, MT, ND, NM, SD, WI, WY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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