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2014-08-23 08:20:10

New Resort Packed with Iconic Hospitality Brands is the Product of $415M Renovation of Legendary Sahara LAS VEGAS, Aug. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SLS Las Vegas, the culmination of a years-long, $415 million dollar renovation of the legendary Sahara, opened its doors today welcoming the public back to the North end of the iconic Las Vegas Strip. A fully-integrated, entertainment-driven resort and casino with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites, SLS Las Vegas features a curated...

2014-04-18 12:20:52

LAS VEGAS, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Las Vegas Monorail Company transported its 60 millionth rider yesterday, with the lucky rider receiving a Las Vegas gift package including a weekend stay, souvenirs and tickets to iconic Las Vegas shows and attractions. Steve Riley from San Diego, CA had the good fortune to be the 60 millionth rider through the fare gates Thursday afternoon, while visiting Las Vegas with his wife Laura, and was greeted by Las Vegas Host Committee Chairman &...

2013-12-30 12:21:33

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When people from all over the world gather to celebrate America's Party: Las Vegas New Year 2014, the Las Vegas Monorail will provide hassle-free access to the city's best New Year's Eve parties, events and hotspots. Las Vegas Boulevard will close to vehicles, taxis and buses in the early evening, but Monorail riders will still be able to reach their party destinations in 15 minutes or less, with non-stop service from 7 a.m. until 3 a.m....

2013-12-12 23:01:33

Stratosphere Tower Pass Allows Free Access to Stratosphere’s Indoor and Outdoor Observation Decks Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The best view in Las Vegas just got even better. Nevada residents with a valid Nevada ID will receive a free Stratosphere Tower pass allowing access to Stratosphere’s Indoor and Outdoor Observation Decks every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January 2014, up to an $18 value. Tower admission will also be free for children who are accompanied by a...

Sahara Wildlife Collapse
2013-12-04 08:52:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world's largest tropical desert, the Sahara, has suffered a catastrophic collapse of its wildlife populations, according to a new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Zoological Society of London (ZSL). The research team consisted of 40 scientists from 28 international organizations. They assessed 14 desert species, finding that half of those are regionally extinct or confined to one percent or less of their...

Dust From Africa's Sahara Can Travel Thousands Of Miles
2013-09-19 04:29:42

[ Watch the Video: African Dust Goes Global ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Dust clouds originating in Africa’s Sahara Desert can travel thousands of miles, impacting in the air quality in Texas and other regions of the world, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the journal Environmental Science and Technology. In fact, not only can this phenomenon occur, but it does so every year – and the dust often reaches the US in large...

2013-09-12 12:39:43

Paleoclimate simulations reveal potential 'green corridors' across North Africa Three ancient river systems, now buried, may have created viable routes for human migration across the Sahara to the Mediterranean region about 100,000 years ago, according to research published September 11 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Tom Coulthard from the University of Hull, UK, and colleagues from other institutions. Simulating paleoclimates in the region, the researchers found quantitative...

Global Hawk Aircraft Takes A Look At Saharan Air Layer And Tropical Storm Erin Remnants
2013-08-24 04:20:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of NASA’s two Global Hawk unmanned aircraft recently investigated the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean as part of the ongoing Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (H3) mission, officials from the US space agency revealed on Friday. In addition to studying this intensely dry, warm and sometimes dust-laden layer of the atmosphere which often overlies the cooler, more-humid surface air of the Atlantic Ocean,...


Latest Sahara Reference Libraries

Africa
2013-02-18 11:10:17

As the world’s second-largest and second most populous continent, Africa is about 11.7 sq. miles including adjacent islands. It covers 6 percent of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1 billion people, it accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s human population. It is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Indian...

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2009-04-28 15:40:33

Brassica tournefortii is a species of mustard plant that is more commonly known as Asian, African and Sahara mustard. It is very similar to other mustard species blooming annually with long stems reaching just over 3 feet in length, but the flowers are a duller yellow. Indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East, this species was transported accidentally to the United States by humans. It grows abundantly in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts and in hot valleys of southern California....

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2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

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2007-01-19 12:24:16

The sand Cat (Felis margarita) is a small wild cat 19.69 inches (50 cm) long, plus an 11.81 in (30 cm) tail. It is distributed over African and Asian deserts. The name "Desert Cat" is reserved for a subspecies of the true Wild Cat, but it would go better with this species. It lives in those dry areas that are even too hot and dry for the Desert Cat. These areas are the Sahara, the Arabian Desert, and the deserts of Iran and Pakistan. The head is conspicuously broad and the ears are large...

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2006-09-04 13:21:33

The African Mourning Dove, Streptopelia decipiens, is a pigeon which is a widespread resident breeding bird in Africa south of the Sahara. Despite its name, it is not a close relative of the American Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura. The African Mourning Dove is a largish, stocky pigeon, up to 12.2 inches in length. Its back, wings and tail are pale brown. The head is gray and the under parts are pink, shading to pale gray on the belly. There is a black hind neck patch edged with white. The...

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