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2011-04-20 09:48:16

Earth has 657 more barrier islands than previously thought, according to a new global survey by researchers from Duke University and Meredith College. The researchers identified a total of 2,149 barrier islands worldwide using satellite images, topographical maps and navigational charts. The new total is significantly higher than the 1,492 islands identified in a 2001 survey conducted without the aid of publicly available satellite imagery. All told, the 2,149 barrier islands measure 20,783...

2010-08-09 09:15:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Borders® is calling all kids to party like Ook and Gluk, the zany caveboy characters in Dav Pilkey's upcoming book, "The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-fu Cavemen from the Future." Borders will host free Ook and Gluk-themed parties Saturday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. at most Borders stores nationwide. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060208/BORDERSLOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060208/BORDERSLOGO ) Pilkey...

2007-08-13 12:20:33

By Lindell Kay, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Aug. 13--NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH -- Considered a beach erosion expert by some and a beach nourishment opponent by others, retired Duke University professor Orrin Pilkey will be speaking in North Topsail Beach on Tuesday. "I am excited at the opportunity to present my view of beach nourishment to the people of North Topsail Beach," Pilkey said Friday. "This is a community where beach nourishment was apparently voted down, but the...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'