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Lessons From Hurricane Sandy: Put Parks, Not Houses, On the Beach
2013-10-28 09:25:19

The Geological Society of America Just days before Hurricane Sandy hit the New York and New Jersey coastline on 29 October 2012, scientists from the City University of New York's (CUNY) College of Staten Island had produced the most detailed model to date of the region's potential for damage from big storms. So naturally, the morning after the floods receded from Staten Island, CUNY geology professor Alan I. Benimoff was out mapping the high-water marks in the flooded neighborhoods. There...

Managing Nature's Runaway Freight Trains
2013-10-28 08:41:04

The Geological Society of America Last month's torrential rains and flooding in Colorado made headlines, but there's another, far more common and growing weather-related threat western states are facing in the wake of longer and worsening fire seasons: flash floods and debris flows. These runaway freight trains made of rock, mud, and water can barrel down mountain channels with little or no warning and take out roads, homes, and anything else in their path. Denuded, flame-dried soils of...

Coral Chemical Affects Climate
2013-10-24 15:24:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anyone who has ever been to the ocean knows that signature smell of sea water. One of the molecules responsible for that smell is actually derived from a chemical made by tiny coral animals called dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP). According to a new study in the journal Nature, Australian marine scientists have discovered the first evidence that DMSP plays a major role in local climate. The molecule offers the coral animals cellular...

2013-10-24 08:31:19

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After crossing the finish line at the GoPro Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii on October 12, 2013, Denise Fejtek officially became the first woman in history to complete the "Peak to Heat Double" - the combination of summiting the Earth's highest peak Mt. Everest, and finishing this hot and grueling 140.6-mile swim, bike, and running race. Previously only a few others in the world (all men) could lay claim to earning this...

Super-typhoon Lekima Eyed By NASA In The Northwestern Pacific
2013-10-23 13:58:52

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's Terra satellite flew over Lekima after it became a super-typhoon in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured visible and infrared data on the storm. Early on Oct. 23 at 00:25 UTC/Oct. 22 at 8:25 p.m. EDT, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite was busy capturing data on Lekima. The MODIS image clearly showed Lekima's 20 nautical mile/23 mile/37 km-wide-eye with bands of...

2013-10-22 23:24:09

54 Deals in 2012, down from 82 the year prior, resulted chiefly from structural factors. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 ITO transaction activity in the life sciences industry slowed markedly in 2012, falling from 82 deals to 54, due to multiple challenges that included patent losses, middling R&D productivity, and rising consolidation. Smaller life sciences firms – those with less than US$10 billion in annual revenue – signed the largest share of IT contracts, driven...

Tropical Storm Lekima Born In Northwestern Pacific Ocean
2013-10-22 10:44:06

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The twenty-eighth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean tropical cyclone season developed and strengthened into Tropical Storm Lekima. On Oct. 21 at 1500 UTC/11 a.m. EDT, Tropical Storm Lekima had maximum sustained winds near 55 knots/63.2 mph/101.9 kph. It was centered near 13.6 north and 159.4 east, about 815 nautical miles/ 937.9 miles/1,509 km east of Saipan. Lekima was moving to the north-northwest at 10 knots/11.5 mph/18.5 kph. A...

Scientists Begin Major Project To Study Ocean Circulation
2013-10-18 16:27:27

National Science Foundation In an effort to study the circulation of ocean waters, a key component of the global climate system, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $16 million in grants over the next five years to oceanographers at Duke University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Miami. The scientists will deploy a new observing system in the sub-polar region of the North Atlantic Ocean. The five-year effort is part of the U.S.-led...

2013-10-17 23:34:11

Property damage restoration company All Phase Restoration is fully equipped to help those affected by the worst of last month’s devastating Colorado flooding return a semblance of normalcy to their lives and their property. Windsor, CO (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 In the wake of a natural disaster, it can be difficult to figure out what the next course of action should be. Thankfully, All Phase Restoration is offering their expertise to flood victims in the wake of Colorado's recent...

2013-10-17 20:22:26

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dune Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:DUNR) today announced recent drilling results. At Chocolate Bayou Field, Brazoria County, Texas, Dune drilled the A.M. Wieting #31 well to a total depth of 12,440' MD. The well targeted the 12,000S sand which has been highly productive in nearby field wells. The Wieting #31 well was successfully logged, cased and completed and commenced production on October 1, 2013. Initial flow rates for the 12,000 sand as filed...


Latest Physical geography Reference Libraries

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...

Willem Barentsz
2014-01-02 12:34:07

Willem Barentsz, born around 1550 and died on June 20th of 1597, was a Dutch navigator, explorer, cartographer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north. He was born on the island Terschelling in the Seventeen Provinces. A cartographer by trade, he sailed to Spain and the Mediterranean to finish an atlas of the Mediterranean area, which he co-published with Petrus Plancius. His career as an explorer was spent searching for the Northeast Passage, which he reasoned must exist...

Mongolian death worm
2013-11-27 09:51:18

The Mongolian death worm is a cryptid that is claimed to inhabit the Gobi Desert. It lives underground in hibernation except for the months of June and July. It will surface from its underground habitat when it rains and soaks the ground. It is alleged to kill its prey from a distance. It either sprays an acidic venom that dissolves anything it touches, or by an electrical discharge. According to legend, touching the worm will cause severe pain or instant death. Locals have claimed that...

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