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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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:

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.


Latest Physical geography Reference Libraries

Mount Carihuairazo
2014-10-04 17:42:58

Mount Carihuairazo is a volcanic caldera, most likely extinct, that is located in Ecuador. It is part of the Cordillera Occidental in the Andes Mountain range and reaches an elevation of 16,463 feet. This volcano, which is neighbored by Mount Chimborazo, is part of the Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Chimborazo, which protects the ecosystems and habitats of the vicuña,llama, and alpaca, all native species to the area. The volcano’s name is a mixture of three Quichu words Cari, huay, and...

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...

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