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2014-10-29 08:28:19

OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - With much of Canada experiencing temperature swings in the days leading up to the spookiest night of the year, The Weather Network's meteorologists have released their Halloween forecast to help Canadians plan their costumes accordingly. Will Friday night's Fright Night activities be affected by ghostly gusts or are we in for a treat with a wickedly warm night? "Fall is typically when weather tends to be the most changeable, and this variability...

2014-10-23 08:35:16

Motivating proactive action against flooding damage is a challenging sell, but the makers at HydroGuard seek to take on the fight LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- HydroGuard, the world's first adjustable flood defence system, launched an Indiegogo Campaign to fund the startup costs of production on September 17. While motivating proactive action from a world that is largely reactive to flooding issues has proved a challenge, the team has extended the campaign to run until...

2014-10-20 12:20:51

Kal Tire Cautions Drivers and Recommends All-weather Tires VERNON, BC, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Each winter, almost half of Canadian drivers will be driving on all-season tires that freeze in the cold, slide on slush, and can take 30 metres longer to stop on smooth ice. To help make Canada's roads safe this year, Kal Tire is urging drivers to avoid all-season (three-season) tires and consider all-weather tires, 'the winter tire you can drive all year long.' "We don't think drivers realize how...

2014-10-17 12:23:07

Hawaii and Bermuda under Threat of Major Storms NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pacific and Atlantic oceans are the site this week of separate weather events that highlight the inherent risks of living on an island, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). In the central Pacific, more than two months after Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall on the Big Island, Tropical Storm Ana is reminding Hawaii residents of the need for the right...

approaching tornado
2014-10-17 07:59:04

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tornado activity in the US has remained fairly constant since the 1970s, but the number of days featuring them has decreased, meaning that twisters are more likely to come in clusters now than in the past, according to new research published Friday in the journal Science. As part of the study, experts from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reviewed records of all but the weakest tornadoes that occurred in...

2014-10-15 12:21:21

Sophisticated Sensor Will Give NOAA Earlier Warnings of Severe Storms PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will provide earlier alerts of severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings. The sensor will fly on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)...

2014-10-10 16:20:20

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While much of the country is enjoying continued warm temperatures and looking forward to a colorful autumn, the venerable Farmers' Almanac is predicting a colder-than-normal winter for much of North America, with "copious amounts of snow and rain" over the eastern third of the U.S. Below normal temperatures are also forecast for about three-quarters of Canada. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO If such predictions are true...

2014-10-09 12:25:34

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As winter arrives, so do the many threats that can result in business interruption. It could be flooding caused by frozen pipes that explode. Or it may come on the heels of an ice storm that causes power outages due to downed electric lines. On top of all that, an influenza outbreak at your business could cripple your operations if your key people get sick and have to stay home for days....

2014-10-09 12:24:23

CHICAGO, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, today releases the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during September 2014. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100719/AQ37264LOGO The report reveals that torrential...

2014-10-08 08:24:24

Silicon Valley startup's top-rated weather apps complement the strong Scripps weather brand CINCINNATI, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The E.W. Scripps Co. (NYSE: SSP) solidified its commitment to weather coverage wherever it's needed with the acquisition of WeatherSphere, a top-selling provider of weather-related mobile apps. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141008/150959 The acquisition reinforces Scripps' commitment to creating more products and deeper connections with...


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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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