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2014-02-26 23:04:15

Jason Pirtle, P.E., senior structural engineer at TLM Associates, Inc., spoke at the 2014 National Tornado Summit in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Ancient Megacities Were Displaced Due To A Changing Climate: Study
2014-02-26 13:52:27

The Bronze Age Indus civilization, which spanned across northwest India and Pakistan, flourished for thousands of years and mysteriously declined as some type of development forced these ancient people to abandon the mega-cities they had constructed.

2014-02-26 12:23:34

World's leading multi-media global weather provider works with BlackBerry to provide weather content for BBM users everywhere STATE COLLEGE, Penn., Feb.

Hurricanes Could Be Tamed By Offshore Wind Farms
2014-02-26 11:45:18

In addition to providing a renewable source of energy and reducing society’s carbon footprint, wind turbines may provide the added benefit of taming the power of a hurricane.

New Hurricane Model Can More Accurately Predict Storm Path, Intensity
2014-02-26 07:15:48

A new real-time hurricane analysis system being developed at Penn State University has been shown to accurately predict the track and intensity of such deadly storms.

2014-02-25 23:36:06

EMJ Cleaning has experienced a surge in homeowners requesting housecleaning services due to damages caused by the ice and snow storm that recently hit Atlanta. Atlanta,

2014-02-25 23:28:44

FamilySAFE, Missouri provider storm shelters, takes their products on an eight-state tradeshow tour giving homeowners and builders a first-hand look at the company's state-of-the-art shelters.

X-class solar flare
2014-02-25 08:24:39

The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:49 p.m. EST on Feb. 24, 2014. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which keeps a constant watch on the sun, captured images of the event.

2014-02-22 16:20:21

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D.

NASA's Sees Extreme Rainfall From Tropical Cyclone Guito
2014-02-21 13:21:22

Tropical Cyclone Guito has been a powerful rainmaker, and fortunately, data from NASA's TRMM satellite shows that the heaviest rainfall has occurred over the open waters of the Mozambique Channel and not over land.


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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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