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2012-09-12 23:03:05

As the summer festival season winds down, the spectacular aspen-covered mountainsides provide breathtaking views and the perfect backdrop for this upcoming autumn events season here in Telluride, Colorado. Telluride, CO (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 As the summer festival season winds down and the breeze becomes cooler in the San Juan Mountains, the spectacular aspen-covered mountainsides provide the perfect backdrop for this upcoming events season here in Telluride, Colorado. Whether you're...

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2010-09-21 08:25:00

Snowmelt in the Colorado River basin is occurring earlier, reducing runoff and the amount of crucial water available downstream. A new study shows this is due to increased dust caused by human activities in the region during the past 150 years. The study, led by a NASA scientist and funded by the agency and the National Science Foundation, showed peak spring runoff now comes three weeks earlier than before the region was settled and soils were disturbed. Annual runoff is lower by more than...

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2008-02-25 10:00:00

Railroads, ranching and livestock brought West its own 'Dust Bowl' in 1800sThe West has become 500 percent dustier in the past two centuries due to westward U.S. expansion and accompanying human activity beginning in the 1800s, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.Sediment records from dust blown into alpine lakes in southwest Colorado's San Juan Mountains over millennia indicates the sharp rise in dust deposits coincided with railroad, ranching and livestock...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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