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2015-05-01 23:00:27

Arizona is fast being recognized as a top-rated place for avid birders to visit in summer, peaking in appeal in July and August.

2015-05-01 16:28:30

New social media sweepstakes spotlights AccuFan Photos, awards a winner every day. STATE COLLEGE, Pa., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information

2015-04-30 12:27:47

DUBLIN, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3bfk62/global_flood) has announced the addition of the "Global

2015-04-30 08:25:32

Great West Chrysler offers hail damage repair to area motorists EDMONTON, Alberta, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With summer on the horizon, Edmontonians are beginning to mentally

2015-04-27 23:09:39

The President of Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, Ins., Robert Holmes, has been chosen by the Accredited Snow Contractors Association to speak at a series of regional events, known as

2015-04-24 12:24:40

Hyperlocal AccuWeather forecasts are now available on Apple Watch, making important weather information even more accessible STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather,

2015-04-21 08:41:08

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Homeowners Consumer Center is urging any homeowner in Tennessee to call them at 866-714-6466 if their insurance company is offering far less that

2015-04-10 12:25:47

Preloaded, hyperlocal AccuWeather forecasts will be available to users of the next generation of Samsung Galaxy smartphones STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather

2015-04-10 12:24:05

In the wake of deadly tornadoes in Illinois, nonprofit FLASH calls for devastation prevention measures TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Alliance


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Tristram’s Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma tristrami
2013-04-22 14:33:05

The Tristram’s Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami) is a species of seabird in the family of storm-petrels called Hydrobatidae. The species’ specific and common name comes from the English clergyman Henry Baker Tristram, the species can also be known as the Sooty Storm-petrel. The Tristram’s Storm Petrel is distribution across the North Pacific Ocean; mainly in tropical seas. This storm-petrel has long angular wings and is 24 cm long. The plumage is dark all over with a slightly pale...

Northern short grasslands
2013-04-18 23:18:40

The Northern short grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the American Great Plains states of Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Northern short grasslands have a semi-arid climate, with the annual average precipitation ranging from 270mm to 450mm. The winters here are cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees...

Northern tall grasslands
2013-04-18 23:14:41

The Northern tall grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion largely follows the Red River Valley in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the American states of Minnesota and North Dakota. The grasslands have a humid continental climate with moderate precipitation, normally between 450 and 700 mm. The winters are very cold, with an average temperature of 9.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and the summer are warm with the mean...

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...

Humid Pampas
2013-04-18 22:43:40

The Humid Pampa is an extensive region of flat, fertile grassland of loessic origin in Argentina. It has a precipitation average of 900 mm per year, compared to the Dry Pampas towards the west, which average less than 700 mm. Similar to the Pampas in general, the region's terrain is mostly hilly and of a temperate climate, though rich mollisols are more abundant here than to the west, where the soils are loessic origin are more common. This area is characterized by four distinct...

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