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Image 1 - Savannas And Forests In A Battle Of The Biomes: Princeton
2011-11-01 08:09:10

Climate change, land use and other human-driven factors could pit savannas and forests against each other by altering the elements found by Princeton University researchers to stabilize the two. Without this harmony, the habitats, or biomes, could increasingly encroach on one other to the detriment of the people and animals that rely on them. The Princeton researchers reported this month in the journal Science that savanna wildfires, combined with climate conditions, maintain the distinct...

2011-10-15 07:00:00

Ever looked out the windshield on the way to work wondering, âœWhere the heck did THOSE storm clouds from?â Donât be the last guy on your block still doing that. FireWhat Inc. has your weather woes covered. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2011 21st century satellite imagery and constantly updated local weather in one place? How come no one has done this before?! FireWhat Inc., a Dunsmuir, CA start-up, has created the definitive weather...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

FireWhat Inc. wearing pink in support of breast cancer awareness at one of the largest firefighting industry trade shows in the West Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 FireWhat Inc., a Dunsmuir, CA company in business to bring technology to the forefront of the firefighting industry, will be attending this yearâs Reno Fire Show. The show will host dozens of manufacturers and vendors from around the country, all presenting the latest and greatest firefighting equipment and...

2011-09-23 12:00:00

Dr. Mamie A. Parker, former US Fish and Wildlife Service Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation and former Northeast Regional Director has joined the Marstel-Day Advisory Council. Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Marstel-Day, an innovative environmental consulting and conservation company, is very pleased to welcome Dr. Mamie A. Parker, the former Assistant Director of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation and former Northeast Regional Director for the U.S. Fish...

2011-09-22 07:00:00

With over 25,000 injured in fires each year and an estimated $8.6 billion annually in property damage, wildfire safety and preparedness can save residents located in vulnerable areas not only their homes, but very possibly their lives. The following safety tips are a must-read for those residing in wildfire prone areas. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 According to FEMA over 4,000 Americans die and over 25,000 are injured in fires each year. Property loss as a result of wildfires is...

Historical Link Between Humans, Fire Investigated
2011-09-15 11:59:21

  Mankind's relationship with fire, and the ways people have historically used and managed these flames, are among the topics covered by a team of international researchers in a new study, published in Wednesday's edition of the Journal of Biogeography. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), "Fires have continuously occurred on Earth for at least the last 400 million years. But since the 1970s, the frequency of wildfires has increased at least four-fold, and the total...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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