Science


Posts filtered by tags:


 

Anonymous Sleuth Finally Finds $1 Million Treasure Chest Hidden by Antiques Dealer: Report

At least five people have died trying to find it, but the hunt appears to be over. Forrest Fenn, an 89-year-old art and antiques dealer in New Mexico, announced that someone finally found the $1 million treasure chest he hid in the Rocky Mountains roughly a decade ago.Read more...
Tags: Science, New Mexico, Rocky Mountains, Treasure, Forrest Fenn, Treasure Hunt, Forest Fenn


'Bee' thankful for the evolution of pollen

Over 80% of the world's flowering plants must reproduce in order to produce new flowers, according to the US Forest Service. This process involves the transfer of pollen between plants by wind, water or insects called pollinators -- including bumblebees. In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri discovered spiny pollen -- from a native wild dandelion species in the southern Rocky Mountains -- has evolved to attach to traveling bumblebees.
Tags: Science, Rocky Mountains, University of Missouri, US Forest Service


Deeper snowpack expected for Rocky Mountain ski resorts in time for Presidents Day

The same storm bringing a dose of rain and high-elevation snow to the Northwest into Sunday will push into Wyoming, Utah and Colorado just in time for the Presidents Day holiday.Those utilizing Presidents Day on Monday to get out and enjoy the slopes will be welcomed by some fresh snow at many of the nearby resorts.While 1-3 inches of snow is expected for the majority of the region that will receive snow, the higher elevations could have as much as half a foot by the time the storm winds down on...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Accuweather, New England, Northwest, Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Rocky Mountain, Northern Plains Great Lakes, Wyoming Utah, DirecTV Frontier, AccuWeather Local StormMax, Colorado Rockies Travel, NWS Pendleton


Fresh snow arrives for Rocky Mountain ski resorts in time for Presidents Day weekend

The same storm bringing a dose of rain and high-elevation snow to the Northwest over the weekend will push into Wyoming, Utah and Colorado just in time for the end of the holiday weekend.Those utilizing Presidents Day on Monday to get out and enjoy the slopes will be welcomed by some fresh snow at many of the nearby resorts.While 1-3 inches of snow is expected for the majority of the region that will see snow, the higher elevations could have as much as half a foot by the time the storm winds do...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Accuweather, New England, Northwest, Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Rocky Mountain, Northern Plains Great Lakes, Wyoming Utah, DirecTV Frontier, AccuWeather Local StormMax, Colorado Rockies Travel, NWS Pendleton


ICYMI: Blizzard, cold and flooding rains roil parts of U.S., and heavy rains nearly ends Australia's bushfire catastrophe

It was a frigid week for several spots across the United States as blizzards hindered travel on slick and slushy roadways for many drivers. Meanwhile, the flooding in the Deep South led to a rather unfortunate side effect in Alabama, and some much-needed good news has risen from the ashes of the devastating Australia bushfires. Here's a look back at the week in weather.Brutal blizzard, frigid cold blasts through northern US A truck drove off the side of the road in limited visibility Wedn...
Tags: Europe, National Weather Service, England, Science, Minnesota, Mississippi, Wales, Colorado, Australia, Washington Post, France, Germany, Iraq, Russia, US, Alabama


Charles Yonge obituary

My brother Charles Yonge, who has died aged 74, was a climber, explorer and caver who opened up many new routes and discovered caves all over the world. He also carried out numerous ascents in the Rocky Mountains in Canada.Born in Chesterfield in Derbyshire, Charles was the son of Wg Cmdr John Yonge, an RAF pilot, and his wife, Enid (nee Blanch), who worked in surveillance for MI5. He was educated at Sutton Valence school in Kent and then at the University of Surrey, where he gained a degree in ...
Tags: Travel, Science, Americas, UK News, World news, Canada, Mountaineering, Geology, Raf, Exploration, Kent, Rock Climbing, Adventure Travel, Chesterfield, Rocky Mountains, University Of Sheffield


Forests bouncing back from beetles, but elk and deer slowing recovery

New research from University of Colorado Boulder reveals that even simultaneous bark beetle outbreaks are not a death sentence to the state's beloved forests. The study, published this month in the journal Ecology, found that high-elevation forests in the southern Rocky Mountains actually have a good chance of recovery, even after overlapping outbreaks with different kinds of beetles. One thing that is slowing their recovery down: Foraging elk and deer.
Tags: Science, Rocky Mountains, University of Colorado Boulder


Snow covers Rocky Mountains and Texas panhandle, creating accidents and delays

After a winter storm that has been traveling through the southern part of the country hit the southern Rocky mountains and Texas panhandle, many roads across the region have been left in dicey conditions.The Tuesday morning commute had a few bumps in the road for Denver, Colorado, after authorities had to close several highway lanes due to icy conditions.The Denver Post reports that, because of the ice and snow that appeared overnight, traffic speed was very slow on Tuesday morning.AccuWeather S...
Tags: National Weather Service, Texas, Science, Colorado, New Mexico, Denver, Accuweather, Rocky Mountains, Albuquerque, El Paso, Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver Post, Boulder Colorado, Denver Colorado, Bowers, Oklahoma Department of Transportation


California’s monarch butterfly population is critically low for 2nd year

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ SAN FRANCISCO — The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California’s coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. The count of the orange-and-black insects by the Xerces Society, a nonprofit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation of invertebrates, recorded about 29,000 butterflies in its annual survey. That’s not much different than last year’s tally, when an all-t...
Tags: Science, News, California, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, Wildlife, Rocky Mountains, Western United States, Washington State University, PELTON, OLGA R RODRIGUEZ, Xerces Society


Tree loss from bark-beetle infestation impacts elk habitat

Although elk typically adapt to forest disturbances such as forest fires and logging, a new Journal of Wildlife Management study found that during the summer, elk avoided areas with extensive tree mortality that has occurred due to the bark-beetle epidemic in the northern portions of the Rocky Mountains in the United States.
Tags: Science, Rocky Mountains, Journal of Wildlife Management


Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019 Thrills Skywatchers with Stunning (and Red) Lunar Sight

NEW YORK --This past evening, a show-stopping celestial event -- the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 -- crossed the sky and likely captivated millions of skywatchers across the Americas and beyond, from above the Rocky Mountains to down beyond the Andes Mountains. At 10:33 p.m. EST (03:33 UTC) a visible shadow began to creep across the moon's face. As many people across the U.S. East Coast braved the chilly weather brought on by Winter Storm Yoshi to view the moon pass through the darkest ...
Tags: New York, Science, Boston, Nasa, Earth, United States, Alaska, New Jersey, Middle East, Argentina, South America, East Coast, Caribbean, Rocky Mountains, Andes Mountains, Brooklyn New York


New evidence that bullfrogs are to blame for deadly fungus outbreaks in western US

In the 1890s, settlers crossed the Rocky Mountains seeking new opportunities -- and bearing frogs. A new study coauthored by a San Francisco State University biology professor draws a link between that introduction of American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) to the western half of the United States with the spread of a fungus deadly to amphibians. The work highlights the catastrophic results of moving animals and plants to new regions.
Tags: Science, US, United States, Rocky Mountains, San Francisco State University


Fourth Man Confirmed to Have Died in Hunt For the Rocky Mountains' Possibly Fictional Fenn Treasure

The myth of a treasure hoard hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains has lured a fourth person to their death, the BBC reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Bbc, Nature, Conservation, National Parks, Yellowstone, Rocky Mountains, Forrest Fenn, Treasure Hunting, Fenn Treasure, Rocky Mountains Possibly Fictional Fenn Treasure


Deer hunting limited in Western US states after tough winter

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The brutally cold and snowy winter last year in the Rocky Mountains was deadly for deer and other wild game prized by hunters. In this year’s deer hunting season in Wyoming, officials limited permits for out-of-state hunters to help deer populations rebound. They also reduced the hunting season and restricted hunters […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Wyoming, Rocky Mountains, Western US, CHEYENNE Wyo AP, Nation & World


The Rocky Mountains Painted With the Colors of Fall Are a Treat For Your Eyes

Shot on location at the Rocky Mountain National Park, the latest timelapse from More Than Just Parks captures the beauty of the iconic mountain range through all four seasons. But the highlight is undoubtedly when the stunning colors of Fall arrive, turning the park into a living painting.Read more...
Tags: Science, Rocky Mountains, Rocky Mountain National Park, More than just parks, Jim Pattiz, Timelapses, Rocky Mountain 8k


US military training space warriors for 'extraterrestrial conflict'

Space Aggressors is what the US military is calling them, a team of soldiers training at a warehouse near Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Trending: Has Hillary Step at the top of Everest collapsed or not, and why can't people decide? "We play the bad guys," Captain Christopher Barnes, chief of training for the 26th Space Aggressor Squadron told the Seeker.
Tags: Science, Colorado, US, Everest, Rocky Mountains, Christopher Barnes, Hillary Step, 26th Space Aggressor Squadron


Microscopic soil creatures could orchestrate massive tree migrations

Warming temperatures are prompting some tree species in the Rocky Mountains to 'migrate' to higher elevations in order to survive. Researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have discovered that tiny below-ground organisms play a role in this phenomenon -- and could be used to encourage tree migration in order to preserve heat-sensitive species. Their work shows how these invisible biotic communities create 'soil highways' for young trees, meaning they could determine how quickly spe...
Tags: Science, Rocky Mountains, University of Tennessee Knoxville


Small alpine insects are big messengers of climate change

Two rare alpine insects—native to the northern Rocky Mountains and dependent on cold waters of glacier and snowmelt-fed alpine streams—are imperiled due to climate warming-induced glacier and snow loss according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners.
Tags: Science, Environment, Rocky Mountains, U S Geological Survey USGS


When animals share, conservation is affordable

Grizzly bears in the Rocky Mountains are probably a bit lonely. They live mostly in two protected areas of federal, state and tribal lands: The Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem in northwestern Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in southwestern Montana and parts of Wyoming and Idaho.
Tags: Science, Montana, Wyoming, Ecology, Rocky Mountains, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem


Study: Pacific coast was route for colonizing the Americas

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have found new evidence that the first Americans migrated south from Alaska via the Pacific coast, rather than a route hundreds of miles inland along the Rocky Mountains. The colonization of the Americas began after people arrived from Siberia, crossing an ancient land bridge into Alaska. Huge ice sheets largely […]
Tags: New York, Science, News, Americas, Alaska, Siberia, Pacific, Rocky Mountains


Researchers follow the bison for clues to mystery of ancient America's settlement

Study asserts North America was likely colonized via the Pacific coast, not the Rocky Moutains as previously thought – but when and how remains unknownThe bones of giant steppe bison and clues left by their ice age hunters have led scientists to conclude that people likely colonized North America south from Alaska along the Pacific coast, and not through the Rocky Mountains, according to a new study. Related: Sinkhole discovery suggests humans were in Florida 14,500 years ago Continue reading...
Tags: Florida, Science, Americas, America, World news, Alaska, Archaeology, North America, Pacific, Rocky Mountains



July - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
August - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
September - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930