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Human settlements have popped up in some of the most remote locations on Earth, and a new study in the journal Science has revealed that about 3,600 years ago, an agricultural society subsisted on the Tibetan Plateau, the so-called 'roof of the world'.
U.S. Geological Survey Adds TIGER Roads as Basis for National Map WASHINGTON, Nov.
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Social-engagement campaign highlights why we give to the iconic Red Kettles; Offers chance to win a trip to benefit concert ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov.
Leading coral reef scientists in Australia and the USA say there needs to be a new approach to protecting the future of marine ecosystems, with a shift away from the current focus on extinction threat.
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Investments in mature locations remain strong although buyers and service providers continue exploring uncharted territories in search of competitive advantage. Dallas,
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For all those hoping the Polar Vortex was merely a frosty memory of winter 2013/2014, we have some bad news: It's back. And it's returning next week.
Polar Bears International offers live streaming video of polar bear migration and global Petition for Polar Bears to focus media attention on Churchill, Manitoba Churchill,
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.