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2014-03-21 23:00:36

The Heroes Project is organizing a fund raising day hike to the summit of Mount Baldy on March 23, 2014 to help wounded veterans rediscover their strength and pride by scaling Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, later this spring. Civic Duty, cofounded by Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, is proud to support the Heroes Project and Sunday’s Climb for Heroes event. (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Civic Duty is proud to support the Climb for the Heroes 2014 fundraising event for the Heroes...

2014-03-20 23:25:31

The Siblings Program by Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) launches Siblings Summer Camp in June, 2014. These new foster care programs developed from an employee empowerment initiative by Valor and a vision by Executive Vicki Mayo of Valor Global Services while she was climbing Mount Everest. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Executive Vicki Mayo of Arizona-based Valor Global Services woke up at 2 am at Mount Everest’s Base Camp with a vision on how to help foster children....

2014-03-20 16:23:31

MONTREAL, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) will hold its annual meeting of stockholders on Friday, May 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern), at the Centre for Conservation of Boreal Biodiversity, 2230, boulevard du Jardin, Saint-Félicien, Quebec. About Resolute Forest Products Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, market...

2014-03-17 23:24:06

A pre-owned 60 gallon triple motion kettle is now available for sale at Wohl Associates, Inc. (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 For those with industrial mixing needs, Wohl Associates, Inc. is proud to offer the Hamilton 60 Gallon Triple Motion Mix Kettle. This dynamic mixing machine is renowned for its utility and durability in industrial production. The kettle has a 30 inch diameter and a 24 inch deep mixing basin. This gives it a large volume and capacity capable of handling heavy duty production...

2014-03-17 23:23:00

Wigwam is Official Sock of Eric Larsen, Polar Explorer Sheboygan, WI (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 Wigwam is excited to announce its official sponsorship with well-known polar explorer, Eric Larsen. “When it comes to athlete sponsorships, we are not only looking for individuals that are passionate about the outdoors and love the Wigwam brand, but also people who can be a true partner,” said Natalie Stangl, Wigwam’s Brand Marketing Manager. Polar adventurer, expedition guide, dog musher and...

Moss Still Lives After 1500 Years Buried In Antarctic Ice
2014-03-17 14:57:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online British researchers who typically study polar moss samples because they provide indications of past climate conditions have found that Antarctic moss can survive trapped under ice for over 1,500 years. While some plant material has been brought back to life after 20 years of being frozen, only microbes have been shown to be capable of thousand-year feats of revival; that is until now. "These mosses were basically in a very long-term...

Greenland Ice Sheet Receding And Is Now Considered Unstable
2014-03-17 10:26:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report in the journal Nature Climate Change, the last stable section of the Greenland ice sheet is receding and now considered unstable – a development that could portend even more ice loss in the future and significant sea level rise. The report focused on a key ice stream in the Greenland ice sheet. Ice streams drain an ice basin from the interior of the sheet, in the same way that regular streams drain water...

Five New Species Of Armored Spiders Discovered Lurking In The Darkness Of Chinese Caves
2014-03-14 13:38:59

Pensoft Publishers Armored spiders are medium to small species that derive their name from the complex pattern of the plates covering their abdomen strongly resembling body armor. Lurking in the darkness of caves In Southeast China, scientists discover and describe five new species of these exciting group of spiders. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. The common name armored spiders is given to the engaging family Tetrablemmidae. Distinguished by their peculiar...

Highest Percentage Of Fish Species Dominate Deep Coral Reefs In Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
2014-03-14 11:58:36

NOAA Deep coral reefs in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM) may contain the highest percentage of fish species found nowhere else on Earth, according to a study by NOAA scientists published in the Bulletin of Marine Science. Part of the largest protected area in the United States, the islands, atolls and submerged habitats of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) harbor unprecedented levels of biological diversity, underscoring the value in protecting this area,...

Ineffective Management Causing Tropical Grassy Ecosystems To Be Threatened
2014-03-13 14:50:41

University of Liverpool Tropical grassy areas in India, Australia, and South America store around 15% of the world’s carbon Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that tropical grassy areas, which play a critical role in the world’s ecology, are under threat as a result of ineffective management. According to research, published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, they are often misclassified and this leads to degradation of the land which has a detrimental effect...


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Willamette National Forest
2014-07-31 08:27:52

Willamette National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Oregon in the United States. It can be found in the central section of the Cascade Range and holds 1,678,031 acres, of which over 380,000 acres comprise eight designated wilderness areas. This forest first began its life as the Cascade Forest Reserve, which was established by President Grover Cleveland as a reaction to public protests to protect the Cascade Mountains in 1893. At this time, the reserve extended...

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...

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