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FEMA Launches Campaign To Prepare Americans For Natural Disasters
2014-04-29 07:54:27

A collaborative campaign has been launched to prepare Americans for natural disasters. The campaign – called “America’s PrepareAthon!” – encourages people around the country to practice preparedness now before the next disaster or national emergency strikes.

2014-04-28 12:36:21

As severe weather threat continues, people should prepare and use free app alerts WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is helping people in

april 24 solar flare
2014-04-25 09:50:52

The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 8:27 p.m. EDT on April 24, 2014. Images of the flare were captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

2014-04-24 23:14:25

A new interactive map helps website viewers locate storm chasers roving the country who are broadcasting live streaming video of severe storms and tornadoes. Minneapolis,

Storm Waters Could Easily Flood Manhattan Due To Rising Seas
2014-04-24 09:35:31

After Hurricane Sandy devastated New York, the fear of another flood has driven much concern in both the academic world and the political one. A new study from Portland State University reveals that since the mid-1800s, maximum water levels...

Space Weather Tracking From The Ground
2014-04-24 06:22:48

How do you measure the effects of space weather on Earth-bound electronics? According to NASA heliophysicist Antti Pulkkinen, with high-voltage power transmission lines and iPads.

2014-04-22 11:48:03

Recent projects in two Minnesota cities demonstrate how communities can protect themselves from worsening storms.

Earth Day View Of The Americas
2014-04-22 09:34:20

Today, April 22, 2014 is Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than taking a look at our home planet from space.

2014-04-22 08:39:58

"Bug Out" Bags Include Emergency Items, Including Meal-Replacement Shakes, to Prepare Those in Severe Weather Prone Regions for Upcoming Storms SALT LAKE CITY, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

NASA Sees Wind Shear Affecting Newborn Tropical Cyclone Jack
2014-04-21 12:58:24

Tropical Cyclone Jack may have hurricane-force winds today, April 21, but strong vertical wind shear is expected to weaken the storm.


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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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