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2014-09-06 23:00:50

After Winter 2014, many Americans were hoping for a mild winter this year. Unfortunately, as Cozy Products reports, that's not in the cards. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 06, 2014 Winter is coming – and it’s going to be another cold one. Americans saw the proof of the Farmers’ Almanac’s accuracy last winter, when they predicted the “colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country” with “piercing cold” conditions (Cozy News). Cozy Products explain why Americans...

arctic ocean sea ice nasa
2014-09-04 03:00:24

Maria-José Viñas, NASA’s Earth Science News Team One of the most visible signs of climate change in recent years was not even visible at all until a few decades ago. The sea ice cap that covers the Arctic Ocean has been changing dramatically, especially in the last 15 years. Its ice is thinner and more vulnerable – and at its summer minimum now covers more than 1 million fewer square miles than in the late 1970s. That’s enough missing ice to cover Alaska, California and Texas....

2014-09-03 23:07:43

Anti-incumbency, shorter deals, emerging markets and disruptive technologies are on the rise and reshaping the future of global services. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 On the surface, the demand for global services remained steady in the second quarter of 2014, suggesting the market is stable. However, a newly released report from Everest Group suggests that, beneath the surface, the nature of that demand is shifting significantly, creating currents of change for the...

2014-09-03 08:25:44

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The year 2015 is going to be a pivotal year in the development of the Arctic; the US is going to assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council and EU is going to make a determined effort to be admitted as an official observer to the Arctic Council. The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) , who provides staff support to the Pan Arctic Forum, believes that the development of the Arctic resources should be science based and that the...

2014-09-01 23:04:04

University of Hawaii, The Great Pacific Race and Project Kaisei collaborate on Fukushima disaster study. Honolulu , Hawaii (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Final contestants of the Great Pacific Race reached Honolulu last weekend after a 2,400-mile adventure that started in Monterey, California over two months ago. Great Pacific Race support boat Captain Rod Mayer, took water samples at various points along the course as directed by the University of Hawaii and Project Kaisei, contributing to...

rising antartic sea level
2014-09-01 05:17:20

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The sea level around the coast of Antarctica is expected to rise faster than the projected global rate, experts from the University of Southampton report in research appearing Sunday in the advanced online edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. In the paper, lead author Craig Rye and colleagues from the National Oceanography Centre, the British Antarctic Survey and the Scottish Association for Marine Science explain that satellite...

drought in the southwest
2014-08-29 04:00:16

Melissa Osgood, Cornell University Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts over 30 years – ranges from 20 to 50 percent over the next century. [ Watch the Video: What is Global Warming? ] The study by Cornell University, University of Arizona and U.S. Geological Survey researchers will be published in a forthcoming issue...

damaged reefs discourage new growth
2014-08-25 03:30:06

Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can smell the difference between healthy and damaged reefs when they decide where to settle. Coral reefs are...

2014-08-25 12:21:57

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25th, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Mint and the National Park Service will celebrate the launch of the Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The ceremony will take place in the site's parking area at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). Highlights of the free event include a coin exchange where the public can trade their cash for $10 rolls of the new Great Sand Dunes National Park quarter. WHAT: Great Sand Dunes National Park...

arctic sea ice nasa
2014-08-25 02:30:19

Patrick Lynch, NASA’s Earth Science News Team As we near the final month of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, NASA scientists are watching the annual seasonal melting of the Arctic sea ice cover. The floating, frozen cap that stretches across the Arctic Ocean shrinks throughout summer until beginning to regrow, typically around mid-September. As of Aug. 19, Arctic sea ice covered about 2.31 million square miles. While this is on track to be larger than the record-breaking low year in...


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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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