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2014-07-29 05:25:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a technical report on Monday revealing that of the top 10 US cities that have seen an increase in nuisance flooding, eight are on the East Coast. Nuisance flooding causes public inconveniences such as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure, and is the result of rising sea levels. Such flooding has increased along all three US...

2014-07-24 16:24:54

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As outdoor sports heat-up local fields, it is important that parents, coaches and children take precautions when it comes to weather. Lightning - which is very common during this time of year -- causes an average of 62 deaths and 300 injuries in the United States each year, according to the National Weather Service. But nearly all injuries can be avoided by taking simple precautions. "Sports are exciting and fun. But, finishing a game is never worth...

2014-07-18 23:06:50

A typhoon the strength of a Category 3 hurricane made landfall Tuesday near the eastern coastal city of Legazpi, where one of five Unbound programs in the Philippines is based with more than 9,600 children, their families and elderly people. Unbound staff are currently assessing the damage from this crisis but thousands of families are still without power. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Unbound, an international humanitarian organization based in Kansas City, is responding to...

What Does Data From Google Trends Tells About Our Climate Change Fears?
2014-07-18 03:43:45

Springer Political ideology, education levels affect when people search for climate information Republicans search the Net for information about the weather, climate change and global warming during extremely hot or cold spells. Democrats google these terms when they experience changes in the average temperatures. These are some of the surprising findings from a study by Corey Lang of the University of Rhode Island in the US, published in Springer’s journal Climatic Change. He tracked...

NOAA’s GOES-R Satellite Magnetometer Ready To Be Integrated With The Spacecraft
2014-07-17 03:58:14

NASA The Magnetometer instrument that will fly on NOAA's GOES-R satellite when it is launched in early 2016 has completed the development and testing phase and is ready to be integrated with the spacecraft. The Magnetometer will monitor magnetic field variations around the Earth and enable forecasters at NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center to better predict the consequences of geomagnetic storms. These storms pose a threat to orbiting spacecraft and human spaceflight. In addition,...

2014-07-16 16:20:52

REXBURG, Idaho, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Company of Idaho is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box portable moving and self-storage to people throughout Rexburg and Madison county who were affected by the recent heavy rains and severe flooding. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b With U-Box portable moving and self-storage, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box pod with you. U-Haul also can store...

2014-07-16 12:27:17

Many people do not realize that there are a number of health risks that are involved with the issues of water damage. This article will help address a few of the major health risks. BALTIMORE, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Flood and water damage are one of the worst things that can occur in your property. Not only are you often forced by these circumstances to relocate, but also many of your possessions may be lost to the issues in flooding. One of the main concerns is the...

2014-07-15 23:05:49

Free iOS Application Uses Contextual Intelligence to Track UV Exposure With Smartphones and Surface Timely Recommendations for Improving Skin Health Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Brightly, your personal UV monitor, launched today in the App Store for download. Brightly continuously calculates UV exposure and makes personal recommendations based on skin type. The app also surfaces timely alerts and educational information to promote skin health. Download Brightly for free at...

2014-07-14 12:25:43

AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions delivers insight into the future use of weather information to create sustainable competitive business advantages. STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions (AES) is partnering with leading Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions supplier Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) at the 2014 International User Conference, taking a leadership role to benefit this week's event. AccuWeather's Chief...

2014-07-11 08:20:31

HONG KONG, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 10, the Sichuan Tourist and Investment Promotion was held in Hong Kong with the presence of over 200 people in the tourism sector, business circles, entertainment industry and media in Hong Kong. This is the largest event of the highest standard nationwide among tourism promotions being held in Hong Kong in recent years, attracting great interest in Hong Kong's tourism sector. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140711/126253 The...


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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'