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2014-09-16 16:20:52

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to three times faster in the Arctic. As the region's summer comes to a close, NASA is hard at work studying how rising temperatures are affecting the Arctic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA researchers this summer and fall are carrying out three Alaska-based airborne research campaigns aimed...

2014-09-11 23:05:35

Jenni Schindler, P.E., of Fenstermaker’s New Orleans office, has earned her professional license to add to her already impressive resume. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Fenstermaker is pleased to announce the advancement of a valued team member who recently passed the State’s formal exam and review process to earn the designation of Louisiana Professional Engineer. Ms. Jenni Schindler, P.E., is a Water Resources Engineer and a Hydraulic and Hydrodynamic Modeler in the...

Citizen Oceanography
2014-09-11 05:04:27

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite the existence of technology such as GPS navigation and satellite imagery, much of the Earth’s oceans remain unexplored – a problem that has led to the authors of a new PLOS Biology study to call for volunteers to help fill in the gaps. Dr. Federico Lauro, a microbiologist at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia, and his colleague explained in their paper that they are looking for sailors who are willing to...

2014-09-09 23:11:23

“The Tsunami That Reshaped America” by James W. Mercer portrays new risks in the U.S. GREAT FALLS, Va. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Science can no longer be ignored. In his new novel “The Tsunami That Reshaped America,” author James W. Mercer, a hydrogeologist, provides a scientific-based political thriller following a fictitious plot to overthrow the U.S. government using geological warfare. “Natural threats triggered by humans have the potential to destroy large segments of the...

2014-09-09 23:00:40

Mt. Everest, the hottest attraction in Tibet, is seeing the peak tourism season. In order to help travelers get better prepared, Tibet Vista, the top Tibet travel operator, released practical travel guide to travelling in Tibetan side of Himalaya. lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 At an elevation of 8,844.43 meters, Mt. Everest is the main peak of the Himalayas. The world’s number one peak rises high on the border of China and Nepal. Its northern slope lies in the Tingri County of...

2014-09-09 16:21:08

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earth's northern polar region, one of the most rapidly changing areas of our planet, is the focus of three recent NASA research campaigns and will be discussed in detail during a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 16. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The airborne field campaigns will examine changing glacier elevations in Alaska, thawing permafrost and the impact of sea ice retreat on the...

2014-09-08 04:20:33

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurasian countries will invest $18.3 billion in electric grid modernization - or 'smart grid' - over the next decade. The region has strong drivers for smart grid investment, a number of experienced vendors and significant funding available from multilateral lending organizations. Near-term growth will be focused in Central Asian countries currently battling high electricity losses. Larger countries such as Russia are expected to develop in...

Notre Patrimoine Polaire***Our Polar Heritage
2014-09-07 03:00:11

Mark Floyd, Oregon State University A new study of three ice cores from Greenland documents the warming of the large ice sheet at the end of the last ice age – resolving a long-standing paradox over when that warming occurred. Large ice sheets covered North America and northern Europe some 20,000 years ago during the coldest part of the ice age, when global average temperatures were about four degrees Celsius (or seven degrees Fahrenheit) colder than during pre-industrial times. And...

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....


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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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