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gravity field
2014-09-29 02:30:24

European Space Agency Although not designed to map changes in Earth’s gravity over time, ESA’s extraordinary satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica over the last few years has left its signature. More than doubling its planned life in orbit, GOCE spent four years measuring Earth’s gravity in unprecedented detail. Scientists are now armed with the most accurate gravity model ever produced. This is leading to a much better understanding of many facets of our...

2014-09-28 23:02:31

Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world because it offers the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s highest peak—Mt. Everest. In order to help trekkers to get better prepared, Tibet Vista, the biggest Tibet tour publishes the most useful tips for trekking at Everest region. Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 At an elevation of 8,848.13 meters, Mt.Everest, is the main peak of the Himalayas. This world’s No. 1 peak...

2014-09-26 12:22:23

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Endangered Canada lynx, endangered mainland Nova Scotia moose, wood turtles and other at risk species are being supported through five new forest conservation projects. The sites, totalling 2,142 acres (867 hectares) of forest have been saved across Canada through a partnership between the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and TD Bank Group (TD). The announcement was made as part of National Forest Week (Sept 21 - 27). The sites, located in Alberta,...

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
2014-09-25 03:00:37

Alan Buis and Steve Cole, NASA High-resolution topographic data generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000, previously only available for the United States, will be released globally over the next year, the White House announced on Sept. 23. The announcement was made at the United Nations Heads of State Climate Summit in New York. This initial public release of topographic data for Africa will help empower local authorities to better plan for the impacts of...

2014-09-24 12:23:45

KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Today, on National Tree Day, partners of the 2014 BRP - Cascades Golf Tournament are proud to announce that the event earned a Level-2 rating according to the responsible event management standard of the Bureau de normalisation du Québec. A tree-planting project recently completed a series of green measures taken to achieve this objective: 58 deciduous trees were planted in Magog, which hosted the tournament, to offset greenhouse gas...

Antifreeze Proteins Prevent Freezing And Melting For Antarctic Fish
2014-09-24 03:04:19

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Antarctic fish that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer an unfortunate side effect, researchers report: The protein-bound ice crystals that accumulate inside their bodies resist melting even when temperatures warm. The finding is reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "We discovered what appears to be an undesirable consequence of the evolution of antifreeze...

2014-09-23 23:04:35

The European LiDAR market report defines and segments the LiDAR market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-lidar-4510888302.html (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The European LiDAR market report defines and segments the LiDAR market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued at $82.5 million in 2013, and is expected to reach $146.5 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 12.2% from 2013 to 2018. Browse...

Sea Ice Helps Remove CO2 From The Atmosphere
2014-09-23 03:30:21

University of Southern Denmark Climate change is a fact, and most of the warming is caused by human activity. The Arctic is now so warm that the extent of sea ice has decreased by about 30 pct. in summer and in winter, sea ice is getting thinner. New research has shown that sea ice removes CO2 from the atmosphere. If Arctic sea ice is reduced, we may therefore be facing an increase of atmospheric concentration of CO2, researchers warn. Due to global warming, larger and larger areas of...

2014-09-23 08:24:21

STW's Permit Allows For the Drilling of the Second and Third Development Wells Pursuant to Their Lease Agreement with the City of Fort Stockton MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- STW Resources Holding Corp. (OTC QB: STWS) obtained approval from the Middle Pecos Groundwater District to drill two additional development water wells to further define the extent of the water aquifer. Test wells studied by a recent hydrogeological report shows potential production of 100+...

Arctic sea ice minimum
2014-09-23 05:21:39

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 2014 Arctic sea ice coverage is the sixth lowest recorded since 1978, researchers from the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder revealed on Monday. The region’s sea ice, which declined to its annual minimum on September 17, melted back from its maximum extent in March to a coverage area of 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers). This year’s minimum was...


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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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