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2009-02-10 11:54:43

Retail sales in the United States were unchanged in the week ending Feb. 7, the International Council of Shopping Centers-USB reported Tuesday. Sales were unchanged on the week but down 1.8 percent from the same week a year ago, the report said. Around the country, consumers ... were generally buying stables (food and drugs), while traffic was stronger at the dollar stores, as well, the report said. Weather, averaging 4.7 degrees Fahrenheit colder than the same week a year ago, may have...

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2009-01-28 13:40:00

An increase in snowy owl populations in the South suggests that the arctic species did so well in its northern breeding grounds last year that competition is driving the young ones to warmer climates, biologists told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Upstate New York and other northern states are considered the usual areas most snowy owls end up every winter. But researchers say this year several have been spotted farther south, in states where they're rarely seen. The first snowy owl...

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2008-07-24 13:32:20

At Fort Stanton Cave in New Mexico, hundreds of feet below the Earth's surface, an odd formation made up of an intricate crust of tiny calcite crystals continues to intrigue cave specialists and explorers. The formation is known as "Snowy River", due to its long, flowing presence on the cave's floor. It is thought to be the longest continuous cave formation in the world "” at least 4 miles long "” and explorers have yet to find its end. "I think Snowy River is one of the primo...

2007-06-05 21:00:16

Drowned 50 years ago for progress and the promise of near limitless water, the town of Old Adaminaby has re-emerged from its sunken grave as drought ravages one of Australia's biggest lakes. The country's battle with climate change and the worst drought in 100 years was stark at Old Adaminaby as World Environment Day dawned yesterday: Looters picked through the relics of a bygone farming town on the parched floor of Lake Eucumbene. On the lake floor are the remains of an old truck,...

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2005-06-01 06:28:36

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A calcite formation named Snowy River could prove a gold mine for scientists. Snowy River, believed to be the largest continuous calcite formation in the world, was discovered in September 2001 by a Bureau of Land Management team led by veteran speleologist John McLean of Colorado. The stark white passage, looking like a river of snow surrounded by walls of brown clay and black manganese dioxide deposits, stretches more than two miles from Fort Stanton Cave in...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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