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2011-11-03 07:00:00

As the polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba gather to wait for ice to form on Hudson's Bay, cameras mounted on a Tundra Buggy® track their every move. A new web site designed by Bio Design for explore.org, Frontiers North, and Polar Bears International, sets out to show visitors the day to day lives of polar bears. WINNIPEG, Manitoba (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 This fall, the Polar Bear Cam (polarbearcam.com) web site was launched with the goal of educating the public on the status of polar...

2011-08-11 22:01:59

Ice and frozen ground at the North and South Poles are affected by climate change induced warming, but the consequences of thawing at each pole differ due to the geography and geology, according to a Penn State hydrologist. "The polar regions, particularly the Arctic, are warming faster than the rest of the world," Michael N. Gooseff, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, told attendees today (Aug. 11) at the 96th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in...

2011-08-02 12:36:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported July sales of 130,802 units, a decrease of 19.7 percent from the same period last year on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in July 2011 compared to 27 selling days in July 2010, TMS sales were down 22.7 percent from the year-ago month. Compared to June 2011, sales increased 17.9 percent on both a DSR and raw volume basis. Toyota...

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2011-07-27 15:23:38

Scientists say a tundra fire in the circumpolar arctic released about as much carbon into the atmosphere as the tundra has stored in the previous 50 years. The study, published in the July 28 issue of Nature, of the Anaktuvuk River fire on Alaska's North Slope revealed just how quick a single tundra fire can offset or reverse a half-century worth of soil-stored carbon. "Fire has been largely absent from tundra for the past 11,000 or so years, but the frequency of tundra fires is increasing,...

2011-07-01 12:55:00

TORRANCE, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported June 2011 sales results of 110,937 units, a decrease of 24.1 percent compared to the same period last year, on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw volume basis, unadjusted for 26 selling days in June 2011 compared to 25 selling days in June 2010, TMS sales were down 21.1 percent from the year-ago month. The Toyota Division posted June total sales of 100,164 units, a decrease of...

2011-06-21 12:46:17

This month in ecological science, researchers evaluate the U.S. National Fire Plan to restore western U.S. forests, fire's key role in the return of a native lizard to the Ozarks and what historical fire records and sediment cores can tell us about the Arctic Tundra's fire regime. These articles are available online or published in recent issues of the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) journals. Taking stock of U.S. strategies to restore forests in the West A study published in the June...

2011-06-21 12:05:34

Heavy and prolonged snowfall can bring about unexpected conditions that encourage fungal growth, leading to the death of plants in the Arctic, according to experts. A new international study confirms that whilst snow has an insulating effect which helps plants to grow bigger, heavy and prolonged snow can, in certain circumstances, also encourage the rapid and extensive growth of killer fungal strains. The research results, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, show for the first...

2011-05-06 13:48:50

A much reduced covering of snow, shorter winter season and thawing tundra. The effects of climate change in the Arctic are already here. And the changes are taking place significantly faster than previously thought. This is what emerges from a new research report on the Arctic, presented in Copenhagen this week. Margareta Johansson, from Lund University, is one of the researchers behind the report. Together with Terry Callaghan, a researcher at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Margareta...

2011-05-03 12:36:00

TORRANCE, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported April sales results of 159,540 units, a decrease of 2.4 percent compared to the same period last year, on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in April 2011 compared to 26 selling days in April 2010, TMS sales were up 1.3 percent over the year-ago month. The Toyota Division posted April total sales of 141,964 units, a decrease of 1.7...

2011-04-01 12:58:00

TORRANCE, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported March sales results of 176,222 units, a decrease of 9.2 percent compared to the same period last year, on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. On a raw volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in March 2011 compared to 26 selling days in March 2010, TMS sales were down 5.7 from the year-ago month. The Toyota Division posted March total sales of 155,540 units, a decrease of 10.1 percent...


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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