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2014-06-12 16:24:10

AccuWeather wins the 2014 APPY Award in the mobile weather category for its iPhone app featuring MinuteCast(TM) STATE COLLEGE, Pa., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, a leading global digital media company, was honored during Internet Week New York with the 2014 APPY Award for Mobile Weather Apps. AccuWeather's award is in recognition of the company's newly-designed iPhone app reimagined for iOS 7, AccuWeather - Weather for Life(TM), which showcases AccuWeather's exclusive...

3 x-class flares
2014-06-11 08:40:19

UPDATE - June 11, 2014 On June 11, 2014, the sun erupted with its third X-class flare in two days. The flare was classified as an X1.0 and it peaked at 5:06 a.m. EDT.  Images of the flare were captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. All three flares originated from an active region on the sun that recently rotated into view over the left limb of the sun. ----- UPDATE - June 10: The sun released a second X-class flare, peaking at 8:52 a.m. EDT on June 10, 2014.  This is...

2014-06-05 23:14:44

Best link building firms recommendations in Costa Rica named by costa-rica.topseos.com for June 2014. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The top ten link building services in Costa Rica have been named by costa-rica.topseos.com for the month of June 2014. costa-rica.topseos.com provides businesses with rankings online to feature the top search marketing services which produce impressive solutions to businesses searching for a variety of solutions to common issues. Services are highlighted based on...

2014-06-05 16:31:32

New Service Available Exclusively to PIA Members WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) today announced the formation of a groundbreaking partnership with Floodbroker.com which promises to change the way that agents sell flood insurance. Through PIA's exclusive partnership with Floodbroker, PIA members' clients and prospects will be able to learn about their flood risks and request a quote for flood...

2014-06-03 08:24:06

Information can be your best defense WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Atlantic hurricane season begins each year on June 1 and ends on November 30. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, more than 35 million people live in areas that can be affected by hurricanes. The strong winds, heavy rains and flooding that go along with hurricanes can cause serious damage to property, and endanger lives. Being informed about what to do before, during, and after a...

hurricane ike nasa
2014-06-03 05:03:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When it comes to hurricanes, there are serious gender equality issues, according to new research which reveals that storms given feminine names tend to cause significantly more deaths than those with masculine ones. The reason, researchers from the University of Illinois explain in a statement, is that storms with feminine names are perceived to be less threatening than those given masculine ones. Since the female name is deemed...

2014-06-02 12:26:58

The Seattle Storm and LifeWise Health Plan of Washington Team up to Motivate Fans to Live Healthier SEATTLE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seattle Storm and LifeWise Health Plan of Washington have teamed up to launch the 2014 Take Your Health By Storm campaign that encourages Storm fans to begin their journey toward leading a healthier life. The center of this year's campaign is the Seattle Storm All-Star Team, which is made up of Storm fans and LifeWise Ambassadors who are all...

2014-06-02 08:24:22

RALEIGH, N.C., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives join Gov. Pat McCrory in encouraging North Carolinians to be prepared for this year's hurricane season, which runs from June 1 - Nov. 30. A reliable plan is your best defense against a major storm, and the cooperatives offer these tips to keep you safe this storm season: -- Develop an evacuation route in advance. The plan should identify the safest routes and closest shelters. --...

GOES-R EXIS instrument
2014-05-30 03:00:48

Lauren Gaches/Rob Gutro - NOAA/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Two of the six instruments that will fly on NOAA's first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R (GOES-R) satellite have completed integration with the spacecraft. The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) and Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors (EXIS) were installed on the sun-pointing platform. They will observe the sun and space weather, including coronal mass ejections, solar flares and ion fluxes that...

2014-05-28 23:18:06

Specialty broker, Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, has become an Associate Member of the Texas Association of Fairs and Events. Serving the rain insurance and liability insurance needs for fairs and festivals across the U.S., Spectrum seeks a greater role in providing for the event insurance needs of events in the Lone Star State. Liberty, MO (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, Inc., a leading domestic broker of rain insurance, event liability...


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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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