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2013-02-15 16:23:35

BRUEHL, Germany, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MAUSER Group, a worldwide leading company in industrial packaging, has opened a new fiber drum plant in North America. Adjacent to MAUSER's plastic drum facility in The Woodlands, Texas, the new site provides customers a more convenient MAUSER location in the southwestern United States to source high quality fiber drums in a variety of styles and sizes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130215/NE61297LOGO ) MAUSER Group continues to...

2010-11-12 00:00:42

This Veterans Day the Navajo Code Talkers, as part of the Navajo Code Talkers Foundation, will be participating in a number of events throughout America to tell their phenomenal stories and raise awareness of their planned museum project. (PRWEB) November 11, 2010 This Veterans Day the Navajo Code Talkers, as part of the Navajo Code Talkers Foundation, will be participating in a number of events throughout America to tell their phenomenal stories and raise awareness of their planned...

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2009-12-17 08:00:24

Global warming is giving a boost to Sonoran Desert plants that have an edge during cold weather, according to new research. Although the overall numbers of winter annuals have declined since 1982, species that germinate and grow better at low temperatures are becoming more common. "It's an unexpected result -- that global warming has led to an increase in cold-adapted species," said lead author Sarah Kimball, a research associate at the University of Arizona in Tucson. "Because the winter...

2009-07-31 10:09:00

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevron Mining Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), today announced the donation of 208 acres of land to the Navajo Code Talkers Association (NCTA) for the future home of a Code Talkers museum and veterans center. The land transfer recognizes the Navajo Code Talkers for their service in creating history's only unbroken battlefield code during the Pacific campaign of World War II. NCTA President Keith Little, a former Navajo...

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2009-04-06 07:45:46

As the U.S. Southwest grew warmer from 18,700 to 10,000 years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing packrats of their favorite food. Now, University of Utah biologists have narrowed the hunt for detoxification genes that let the rodents eat toxic creosote bushes that replaced juniper. "It was either eat it or move out," says biology Professor Denise Dearing, senior author of the study, published online Tuesday, April 7 in the journal Molecular Ecology. During...

2008-08-03 12:00:17

The federal government wants your help to mull over strategies for recovering the threatened Mojave population of the desert tortoise by commenting on a draft version of the Revised Recovery Plan written by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A draft of the plan will be published Monday in the Federal Register, which opens a 90-day public comment period. A copy of the draft will be posted at fws.gov/nevada. Habitat for the desert tortoise includes the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in...

2008-07-17 12:01:05

By Alysa Landry, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Jul. 17--SHIPROCK -- Cultural sensitivity and a focus on academics rank high on the list of characteristics parents and staff from Central Consolidated School District want to see in the next superintendent. About 20 people, including district staff, parents and school board members, gathered Wednesday at the Shiprock Board Room to brainstorm about issues and solutions in the search for a leader. "We need someone who can...

2006-05-23 14:36:17

By Frank Jack Daniel TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) - So many illegal immigrants die of desert heat on the U.S.-Mexico border that an Arizona morgue has had to buy a refrigerated trailer to store its bodies, and it is building room for more. As temperatures begin to soar toward 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius), Bruce Parks, the head of the medical examiner's office in Tucson, worries that tighter security on the border may mean a gruesome toll this summer. The U.S. Senate on Monday...


Latest Southwestern United States Reference Libraries

High Plains (United States)
2013-04-18 22:49:08

The High Plains are a sub region of the Great Plains mainly in the Western United States, but also partially in the Midwest states of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, generally ecompassing the western portion of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains. The High Plains are located in southeastern Wyoming, southwestern South Dakota, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern New Mexico, western Kansas, northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. They rise in elevation...

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2007-04-18 14:45:46

The Flat-tailed Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma mcallii, is a found in a small area of the Sonoran Desert of southwestern California, southwestern Arizona, and extreme northern Mexico. They are threatened by development, agriculture, and other man-made intrusions into their small range. The majority of their remaining habitat in the U.S.A. is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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