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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...

Glacial History Affects Alpine Plant's Shape And Growth Habit
2013-10-17 08:17:50

University of Basel During the Ice Ages the European Alps were covered by a thick layer of ice. Climate fluctuations led to great changes in the occurrences of plants: They survived the cold periods in refugia on the periphery of the Alps which they then repopulated after the ice had drawn back. Such processes in the history of the earth can be detected by molecular analysis as "genetic fingerprints": refugia and colonization routes can be identified as genetic groups within the plant...

2013-10-16 16:21:01

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air New Zealand has launched a global search for an environmental enthusiast interested in sharing the wonders of the Antarctic frozen continent with the world. Antarctica: No Ordinary Place, No Ordinary Assignment will take the recipient of this "money can't buy," once-in-a-lifetime experience to Antarctica New Zealand's Christchurch headquarters to team up with National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards before flying south to the...

Drone Creates Detailed Coral Reef Maps
2013-10-16 15:47:05

[ Watch the Video: Coral Reef Mapping With The Help Of Drones ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The War on Terror may have given unmanned drones a bad name, but a research team from Stanford University just might be able to rehabilitate that image. Ved Chirayath, an aeronautics researcher, and Steven Palumbi, a marine biologist, have started using an unmanned drone and cutting-edge computer software to map and measure centuries-old corals. Equipped with several...

Evidence Shows Dust And Sand Deposits In China Are Controlled By Rivers
2013-10-15 06:56:34

Royal Holloway, University of London New research published today in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews has found the first evidence that large rivers control desert sands and dust in Northern China. Northern China holds some of the world's most significant wind-blown dust deposits, known as loess. The origin of this loess-forming dust and its relationship to sand has previously been the subject of considerable debate. The team of researchers led by Royal Holloway University,...

2013-10-09 23:30:17

In emergency scenarios, food safety becomes a concern. A water restoration provider explains how to keep food safe during flooding, power outages, and other emergency situations. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration service in the country, is offering tips on food safety in the wake of power outages, flooding, or other unexpected emergency scenarios. It is not uncommon for people to survive emergency...

2013-10-09 23:24:32

Next-gen technology themes being leveraged by buyers to tackle emerging business challenges of a tougher operating environment, and increasingly demanding customers (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 While capital markets ITO remains the smallest vertical in the BFSI ITO space, it is witnessing increased adoption of outsourcing as buyers face challenges related to evolving regulatory requirements and profitability pressures, according to new research published by Everest Group. To address these...


Latest Physical geography Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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