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Earthquakes Rattle California, Largest In 34 Years Hits Yellowstone
2014-03-31 11:15:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online CALIFORNIA As many as 30 earthquakes were recorded in California over the past 24 hours, most of which were less than a magnitude in intensity. Despite all the tremors regional seismometers pick up in California and Nevada -- 808 in the past week alone -- most go unnoticed by residents. The lack of a significant earthquake in the region also poses a problem to emergency management officials, who want Californians to be prepared...

Bison Populations Can Be Restored After Removal From Infected Herds
2014-02-28 14:23:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online About half of the Bison in Yellowstone National Park test positive for exposure to brucellosis, a bacterium that causes pregnant animals to prematurely abort their young. According to the results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, non-infected bison can be safely removed from an infected herd and used to start new herds. The study represents a promising future for an animal that...

Two Sources Of Helium Produced By Ancient Yellowstone Activity
2014-02-20 07:33:51

[ Watch the Video: Yellowstone Releasing Ancient Helium ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As one might expect, Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs, geysers and other hydrothermal vents release gases stored deep below the Earth, including carbon dioxide and methane. Another gas has also been discovered to be squeaking out of Yellowstone’s vents, and while it is a common gas released from volcanic rocks, in this region, most of it comes from a much...

YellowStone's Volcanic Caldera Much More Super Than Estimated
2013-12-17 15:35:14

[ Watch the Video: Yellowstone Volcano Bigger Than Estimated ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park is much larger than previously thought, according to research presented at the American Geophysical Union last week. The new study finds the supervolcano is about 2.5 times bigger than earlier estimates, stretching for more than 55 miles. Researchers used a network of seismometers situated around the national park to...

US Supervolcanoes: Yellowstone-Check, Utah-Check, Wait... Utah?
2013-12-12 14:41:08

[ Watch the Video: Add Another Supervolcano To North America's List ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geologists from Brigham Young University in Utah have found evidence of a massive supervolcano near the Utah-Nevada border that had a massive eruption around 30 million years ago some 5,000 times larger than the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980, according to a new report published in the journal Geosphere. “In southern Utah, deposits from this single eruption...

2013-11-23 23:01:29

Every year, about three hundred pronghorn antelope travel from summer range in Grand Teton National Park to winter range in Wyoming’s Green River Basin--a journey that is the longest overland mammal migration in the continental United States. Pronghorn Passage, a special exhibition opening December 1 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, tells the story of the migration, its perils for the animals, and recent steps taken to protect it in ways compatible with encroaching development....

2013-10-22 23:28:23

Volunteer-based emergency response foundation is able to purchase a new ambulance with the help of Yellowstone Capital's charitable funding, provided with a similar sense of urgency. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Corp (HVAC) of Union County NJ, founded in 2004, is a non-profit organization serving the communities of Elizabeth, Hillside, Union and the surrounding areas. The primary goal of HVAC is to provide rapid response, rapid treatment and rapid...

2013-08-29 23:03:21

$100,000 research grant to study migratory wildlife launched by Prince Albert II of Monaco, University of Wyoming, and Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, Wyoming (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Today, an international partnership announced the first winners of a new scientific prize supporting biodiversity studies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Camp Monaco Prize is an initiative of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Draper Natural History Museum, the University of Wyoming’s...

Yellowstone Bison Moved To Fort Belknap Indian Reservation
2013-08-24 04:33:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A second herd of genetically pure, disease-free Yellowstone bison have been restored to the Great Plains, where millions of the creatures roamed until the early 19th century, various media outlets have reported. According to Tamarra Kemsley of Nature World News, more than 30 bison were transported to the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation on Thursday. The animals, which were originally from Yellowstone National Park, were...

Reintroduction of Wolves To Yellowstone Aid Grizzly Bears
2013-07-29 14:41:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to 'predator control' practices, wolves were eradicated from Yellowstone National Park in 1926. Their reintroduction in 1995 has shifted the balance of the regional ecosystem and provided an unexpected bonus for the park's grizzly bears. According to a new study in Journal of Animal Ecology, the return of wolves to the park has reduced the elk population, subsequently allowing wild berries to flourish and nourish Yellowstone's...


Latest Yellowstone National Park Reference Libraries

Gallatin National Forest
2013-11-27 15:54:29

The Gallatin National Forest was founded in 1899 and is located in south-central Montana, United States. The forest makes up 1,819,515 acres and has parts of both the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf Wilderness areas within its boundaries. Gallatin National Forest borders the Yellowstone National Park on the north and the northwest and is a part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, a region which includes nearly 20,000,000 acres. The forest is named after Albert Gallatin, U.S. Secretary of...

Caribou-Targhee National Forest
2013-11-21 15:52:49

Caribou-Targhee National Forest can be found in the states of Idaho and Wyoming, with a small section located in Utah in the United States. The forest is broken into several separate sections and stretches over 2.63 million acres. Towards the east, the forest borders Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Bridger-Teton National Forest. The majority of the forest is a part of the 20 million acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Caribou and Targhee National Forests were...

Yellowstone National Park
2013-04-17 13:14:01

Yellowstone National Park is located in the United States. The majority of the park is located in Wyoming, but there are smaller areas of the park in Idaho and Montana. It is thought that this area was the first to be established as a national park in the entire world. The area was home to Native Americans for about 11,000 years, but was not well known to Americans until the 1860’s, when the first organized explorations were conducted there. The Lewis and Clark Expedition in the 19th...

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2005-06-02 09:20:16

Sand-verbena is a genus of about 35-40 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants in the family Nyctaginaceae. They are native to western North America, from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming south to west Texas, California and northern Mexico, and grow on dry sandy soils. They make very attractive garden plants for hot, dry sandy sites. Despite the name, they are not related to the vervains (Verbena, family Verbenaceae).

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