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2014-09-24 16:21:16

New Corolla, Tundra bring consistency to Toyota's new lineup NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The class of 2015 Toyota models arriving to Toyota of Naperville is easily one of the strongest in recent years. Toyota engineers and designers continue to find ways to keep the lineup fresh and interesting without making the mistake of over-thinking a problem that doesn't really exist. Two of the most popular 2015 models that are ready for customers in the Toyota...

2014-07-25 20:20:31

2014 Tundra, Tacoma offer competitive choices for customers NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Toyota has built a strong reputation for building some of the most reliable and fuel-efficient cars on the road today. Strong sales in any one segment of the automotive industry, is usually not enough to keep the upper brass happy. To that end Toyota has focused that same energy that has made models like the Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry worldwide favorites on their...

Better Understanding Arctic Climate Change Based On Shark Teeth
2014-07-10 08:44:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Today, polar bears and other animals adapted to extremely cold environments inhabit the Arctic tundra. In the past, around 53 to 38 million years ago (the Eocene epoch), the Arctic was not a frozen tundra -- rather, it was more like a huge temperate forest with brackish water. This forest was home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the ancestors of modern-day tapirs, hippo-like creatures, crocodiles and giant tortoises....

elusive emperor penguins
2014-06-26 03:11:24

PLOS Field surveys and satellites complement each other when studying remote penguin populations, according to research published June 25 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by André Ancel from the CNRS at Strasbourg and colleagues. Penguins residing on Antarctica's ice sheets must face moving, breaking, and shifting ice. Accurate monitoring of population trends is critical to understanding the ongoing rapid changes in Antarctic ecosystems. However, the remoteness and logistical...

2014-05-01 16:21:08

Toyota division is no. 1 retail brand for the fourth consecutive month with trucks up almost 16 percent; Lexus up 28 percent for second month in a row TORRANCE, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported April 2014 sales results of 199,660 units, an increase of 9 percent from April 2013 on a daily selling rate (DSR). On a raw-volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in April 2014 versus 25 selling days in April 2013, TMS sales increased 13.3...

Reindeer Counteract Effects Of Climate Warming
2014-02-18 16:09:12

Umeå University One of the consequences of a warmer climate can be that lowland and southern plants migrate higher up in the mountains. Ecologist Elina Kaarlejärvi shows in her thesis that reindeer, voles and hare can prevent these invasions. The public defense will take place at Umeå University, 21st of February. Elina Kaarljeärvi concludes that climate warming does not always automatically lead to increased plant biomass, invasions of new species and shrubification in tundra,...

Arctic Biome Under Extreme Threat From A Changing Climate
2014-02-14 10:55:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Arctic as we know it may not exist as climate change is threatening the polar biome’s unique biodiversity and landscape, according to a new report from a large international team of scientists. Conducted by the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) under the Arctic Council, an international forum of Arctic nations, the new study found that climate change could shrink Arctic ecosystems, as advancing changes move north and...

2014-02-03 16:20:54

Lexus up about 9 percent; All-new Highlander and RAV4 post double-digit gains in January TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported January 2014 sales results of 146,365 units, a decrease of 7.2 percent from January 2013 on both a daily selling rate (DSR) and raw-volume basis. Toyota division posted January 2014 sales of 128,728 units, down 9 percent year-over-year on both a DSR and raw-volume basis. "January was off to a solid start,...

Climate Change A Real Threat To Reindeer And Caribou
2013-12-16 04:37:18

[ Watch the Video: Are Caribou Safe From Climate Change? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Nature Climate Change say that climate change is endangering global reindeer and caribou habitats. The new study suggests there are a lot of similarities between reindeer, which thrive in Northern Europe and Asia, and caribou, which live in North America. Not only does this new research show similarities between these two animals that were...

Arctic Seafloor Releases Double Previous Estimates Of Methane
2013-11-26 07:19:53

University of Alaska Fairbanks The seafloor off the coast of Northern Siberia is releasing more than twice the amount of methane as previously estimated, according to new research results published in the Nov. 24 edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. The East Siberian Arctic Shelf is venting at least 17 teragrams of the methane into the atmosphere each year. A teragram is equal to 1 million tons. “It is now on par with the methane being released from the arctic tundra, which is...


Latest Tundra Reference Libraries

Taiga
2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...

Antarctica
2013-02-18 10:15:24

Antarctica is the Earths southernmost continent; it contains the geographic South Pole. It’s situated in the Antarctic area of the Southern Hemisphere, almost completely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is bordered by the Southern Ocean. It’s the fifth-largest continent at 5.4 million sq miles. On average, it is the driest, coldest, and windiest continent as well as having the highest average elevation of all the continents. Considered a desert, the annual precipitation is only 8...

Reindeer Moss, Cladonia rangiferina
2005-06-02 10:18:18

Reindeer moss is a moss belonging to the family Cladoniaceae. It grows in both temperate and cold climate areas. It has had great economical importance, since it is the main fodder for reindeers. It can also be used in the making of aquavit and is sometimes used as decoration in glass windows. Reindeer moss is actually another name for reindeer lichen. This lichen is found in the Alpine tundra and can survive in the cold. Image Caption: Reindeer Moss photographed in White Oak Mountain,...

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