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Ancient Landscape Found Under The Greenland Ice Sheet

Ancient Landscape Found Under The Greenland Ice Sheet

[ Watch The Video: Ancient Soil Found Under Greenland Ice Sheet ] By Joshua E. Brown, University of Vermont Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything—vegetation,...

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2014-04-24 16:22:32

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. That's like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami. And it's a problem that's close to home. An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows...

2014-04-23 08:32:13

National organizations push for 'more thorough approach' to drug abuse epidemic. WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) sent a letter to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin urging him to use concerns over Zohydro ER, a new opioid pain medication, "as a lightning rod for change." The American Academy of Pain Management and National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association co-signed the letter asking the governor and...

2014-04-21 08:26:27

CITGO Marketer Fights Back for Mainers Affected by Neuromuscular Diseases SOUTH PARIS, Maine, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C.N. Brown Company and CITGO Petroleum Corporation, sponsors of the annual "Buy A Shamrock" paper mobile program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), raised more than $103,000 to benefit children, adults and families affected by neuromuscular disease in their local communities. From mid-February through March 17, 2014, C.N. Brown CITGO Big Apple...

2014-04-17 23:03:32

New legislation has passed in the Vermont State Legislature updating the state's captive law. The new law, which takes effect immediately, amends the reciprocal insurer section and creates a new “dormant” status for captives. Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed new legislation passed in the State Legislature updating Vermont’s captive law, amending the reciprocal insurer section and creating a new “dormant” status for captives. The...

2014-04-14 12:36:20

Consumers Urged by Genworth CEO to Discuss and Create a Plan for One of the Nation's Most Important and Pervasive Social Issues RICHMOND, Va., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 11(th) year, the Genworth (NYSE: GNW) 2014 Cost of Care Survey shows the cost to receive long term care services at home in Vermont through a home health aide increased over the past five years. On a national level, the survey shows a dramatic increase in facility based care, such as an assisted living facility or...

2014-03-29 23:03:57

Ticket Down (http://www.ticketdown.com) has rolled back Phish concert ticket prices in Mansfield/Boston at the XFINITY Center; Saratoga Springs, NY at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia PA at The Mann; New York at Randall's Island, Canandaigua/Rochester, NY at CMAC, Clarkston/Detroit, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Chicago, IL at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island; Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion, Columbia, MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Portsmouth VA...

2014-03-27 23:33:26

TRA Snow and Sun, Inc. is now offering new Deck Mount Snow Fence designs that will save the end user money. American Fork, UT (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 TRA Snow and Sun, Inc., well known for their Snow Bracket snow guards and engineered snow retention system, has developed new lower cost deck mount snow fence called the Mount Shasta and Diamond Mount. Terry Anderson, President, explains why the company, which also offers individual snow guards and other snow fences, decided to expand their...

2014-03-25 16:22:24

Vermont Legislature votes to quadruple net metering cap SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) today announced yet another win for rooftop solar: the Vermont Legislature voted to increase the state's solar net metering cap from 4% of a utility's peak load to 15%. The bill, H. 702, is headed to Governor Shumlin's desk for signature and represents the eighth straight victory for solar net metering in 2013 and 2014....

2014-03-24 08:27:31

Schools in Upstate New York, Eastern Pennsylvania and Northeastern Vermont are invited to enter for an opportunity to win a Learning Garden installation WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching today, the DOLE Fruit Bowls(®), Captain Planet Foundation and Tops Friendly Markets Learning Garden Grant contest will offer elementary schools in the Tops Friendly Markets service area(1) the chance to win a learning garden installation for their school. Together,...

2014-03-21 16:24:07

Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program Recognizes Vermont Students for their Academic Achievement and Community Service MONTPELIER, Vt., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has awarded 14 Vermont high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers(®) Scholarship Program awards. The program, one of the Comcast Foundation's...


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Lake Memphremagog claimed home of Memphre
2014-01-22 10:15:54

Memphre is a lake monster said to inhabit Lake Memphremagog in Quebec, Canada. The 30-mile-long lake sits between the towns of Newport, Vermont and Magog, Canada. The creature is believed to live in a cave at the base of Owl’s Head Mountain. Memphre was named by Jacques Boisvert, a dracontologist (cryptozoologist) and prominent diver. He personally has never seen the creature but worked together with Barbara Malloy, the head of Memphremagog Historical Society of Newport, who has claimed...

Green Mountain National Forest
2013-11-25 14:44:48

Green Mountain National Forest is a national forest in Vermont, a forest area that is typical of the New England/Acadian Forests ecoregion. The forest supports various wildlife, including moose, coyote, black bear, beaver, and white tailed deer. It also supports abundant varieties of bird species, such as ruffed grouse and wild turkey. The forest, as it is situated in Vermont’s Green Mountains, has been referred to as the “granite backbone” of the state. The forest was established in...

Champ
2013-09-26 09:13:24

Champ is a cryptid within the lake monster, sea serpent class of cryptozoology. It is claimed to reside in Lake Champlain, which is partially located in the states of New York and Vermont of the United Sates, plus it extends into Quebec, Canada. The lake is 125 miles long, 14 miles across, approximately 400 feet deep, and covers a 490-square-mile area. There have been over 300 reported sightings of Champ, but there is no scientific evidence that this cryptid exists. The Iroquois and...

2012-06-14 10:56:53

Symbol: RUVE5 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   RUAB5 Rubus abbrevians Blanch.   RUDE10 Rubus deaneanus L.H. Bailey   RUMA16 Rubus malus L.H. Bailey   RUMI6 Rubus miscix L.H. Bailey   RUMU7 Rubus multilicius L.H. Bailey   RUPE17 Rubus peculiaris Blanch.   RUPE16 Rubus perdebilis L.H. Bailey   RUQU2 Rubus quebecensis L.H. Bailey  ...

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