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Zhadang glacier
2014-05-07 07:20:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of 74 scientists from 18 countries, mostly working on an unpaid volunteer basis, have mapped and catalogued nearly 200,000 glaciers, creating the first-ever global inventory of icebergs and ice floes. The catalogue, which was compiled as part of the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI) project, includes information about locations and size. It will allow for calculations of volume, as well as their ongoing contributions to...

2014-05-06 23:12:57

Camp Kostopulos' new Equestrian Center experienced avalanching snow and ice during it's first two winters, so TRA Snow and Sun installed a snow retention solution to protect disabled campers in 2014. American Fork, UT (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 In 2012 when TRA Snow and Sun of American Fork, Utah established their new mission statement to include offering roof snow retention and solar mounting products "that provide the ultimate in protection" for people and property, they...

2014-05-06 08:28:02

GENEVA, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From May 1st until October 31st 2014, runners, hikers and climbers from around the world can compete in the first World Elevation Challenge created by Alpina Watches and AllTrails. During each of the 4 challenges participants will track their adventures to accumulate the same elevation as one of the world's most legendary summits: Matterhorn, Kilimanjaro, Mount McKinley and Everest. The participants will be able to track their progress, as well as...

Wilkes Basin in East Antarctica
2014-05-06 05:46:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) reveals that a persistent ice discharge into the ocean could be triggered by the melting of just a small volume of ice on East Antarctica's shore. Such a persistent discharge could result in unstoppable sea level rise for thousands of years to come, according to computer simulations of the Antarctic ice flow using improved data of the ground profile underneath the...

2014-05-05 08:22:28

With spring migration in full flight, a new report urges greater protection for an avian haven WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's been dubbed North America's bird nursery: the sprawling billion-plus-acre boreal forest that spans the continent from Alaska across Canada to Newfoundland and Labrador. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140502/83858 Each spring, an estimated 1 billion to 3 billion nesting birds make the long journey north to the boreal forest from wintering...

Tree Rings Reveal A History Of Drought In Utah
2014-05-02 05:21:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research on tree rings in Utah has revealed that some droughts of the past 576 years were much more severe than anything seen since the start of the 20th century. The study team said tree rings provide a much longer historical record than climate and stream flow logs, which only go back about 100 years. According to the team’s report in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association, the most severe drought of this...

2014-05-01 23:08:13

Sarah Burnett, veteran of NelsonHall and Ovum, joins to lead Europe practice from London office. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 As demand for outsourcing continues to grow in Europe, boosting the market, Everest Group has hired industry veteran Sarah Burnett to expand its European presence. Research from Everest Group, an advisory and research firm on global services, indicates that Europe’s share of new outsourcing contracts increased from 43 percent in Q1 2013 to 52 percent in Q4...

Accidental Find Offers Big Potential For Research On Alaska's Glaciers
2014-05-01 03:38:49

Seismological Society of America Alaska's seismic network records thousands of quakes produced by glaciers, capturing valuable data that scientists could use to better understand their behavior, but instead their seismic signals are set aside as oddities. The current earthquake monitoring system could be "tweaked" to target the dynamic movement of the state's glaciers, suggests State Seismologist Michael West, who will present his research today at the annual meeting of the Seismological...

Int'l Researchers Find Deep Ocean Waters Littered With Human Trash
2014-05-01 09:01:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A study released last year confirmed just how far human trash sinks in the ocean, finding detritus as much as 13,000 feet deep off the coast of California. Now, a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed that even the deepest ocean depths is home to bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other types of human litter. The new study, led by Cristopher Pham of the University of the Azores, focused on the Mediterranean...

2014-04-30 23:07:04

A $1,000 grant will be awarded to new students transferring to Everest Academy in Lemont, IL from a K-8th grade Public or non-Catholic school who meet the admissions requirements. This promotion is to encourage families to experience the benefits of "The Everest Advantage" including an advanced curriculum, personal attention, a positive and nurturing environment, and successful outcomes. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Although Everest Academy welcomes Catholic and non-Catholic students...


Latest Physical geography Reference Libraries

Pindos Pony
2014-05-19 10:46:10

The Pindos pony, also known as the Thessalonian, is a breed of pony native to Thessaly and Epirus, Greece in the Pindus mountain range. Its ancestors are believed to be oriental breeds brought to Greece by Scythian settlers, possibly a direct descendant from an old Thessalonian breed that was developed by the Greeks. The Pindo’s head is somewhat coarse looking with small eyes. The length of the neck and back are reasonable with a narrow frame. The quarters are underdeveloped and the tail...

Young Kerry Bog Pony
2014-04-17 12:16:10

The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland, possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over a variety of terrain. Some were used to pull carts and others were for harness. When they were not...

Laurel, Laurus novocanariensis
2014-02-14 14:59:58

Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers that are about .4 inches in diameter.  The flowers are born in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit it...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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