Notes from the book closet on new titles that caught our eye. “Brown Dog” (Grove Press), by Jim Harrison, out December 3rd. Brown Dog (or B.D.), a down-and-out, Upper Peninsula Michigan Indian prone to roaming in pursuit of his appetites,...Show More Summary
South Korean workers began returning to the Kaesong industrial park Monday, in a sign that tensions on the Korean peninsula are easing after years of new bluster from the hermit kingdom, the Associated Press reports. Launched in 2004...Show More Summary
By carefully analyzing a 150-year-old moss bank on the Antarctic Peninsula, researchers reporting in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on August 29 describe an unprecedented rate of ecological change since the 1960s driven by warming temperatures. read more
Last month, the (Greater) Detroit Free Press told us of a section of trail the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (near Marquette) that had once been an active railroad, and will now be converted back to freight rail. "This is how it’s supposed...Show More Summary
The Peninsula Amtrak has lost almost one third of its ridership since the new station in Norfolk opened late last year, according to numbers provided to the Daily Press on Wednesday.
From the University of Washington, something we covered earlier in WUWT from the BAS, but UW is now just getting around to press releases. The Antarctic peninsula is essentially a different Koppen climate class than the main continent, and is … Continue reading ?
What are North Korea's Asian neighbors saying about the escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula? Here's a brief look at some of the press coverage in the region that should give you a flavor of how China, Japan, and South Korea are analyzing the standoff. Show More Summary
The banality of mass destruction: A press release from the United States Air Force announcing that, oh, by the way, nuclear-capable bombers have been sent to the Korean Peninsula as part of an exercise. And why announce this? Well, just because... Show More Summary
A Russian volcano which started erupting in November continues to spew ash and smoke into the air, The Associated Press reports. The Plosky Tolbachik volcano, in the Kamchatka Peninsula, last erupted in 1976. The unexpected eruption was named the most significant volcanic event …
There's so much happening in Brooklyn Bridge Park lately, and since there's no Brooklyn Heights Patch to report on it, we've got this covered. Yesterday the new Pier 5 fields and picnic peninsula opened, and at the press conference an update was given regarding other projects in progress within the 85-acre waterfront park. Show More Summary
Plosky Tolbachik volcano erupted in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula on Nov. 29. The volcano, located on the peninsula's eastern coast, is erupting for the first time in 36 years, according to The Associated Press. Editor's note: The Associated Press made these pi …
The MTA continues its post-Hurricane Sandy pre-Fare Hike freakout good will press tour today with a spectacular set of photos to complement the return of the G train. Rockaway Peninsula? Your subway shuttle cars are coming! [ more ›...
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, considered the most dangerous and active of the terrorist organization’s branches, is calling for more attacks on US Embassies, the Associated Press is reporting. The terrorist organization is also praising the attack on the US Consulate in Libya, as well as the deaths of the ambassador and three others. [...]
Typhoon Bolaven, the strongest storm to hit South Korea for almost a decade, left a trail of death and damage in parts of the Korean peninsula on Tuesday and crossed into China early on Wednesday, Agence France Presse reports. Previously on PhotoBlog: Dramatic rescue as typhoon …
Doctors working in Kamchatka Peninsula medical establishments on June 1, when the International Children’s Defense Day is celebrated, refused to provide pregnancy termination services, the region’s press service announced.
From a Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena press release: Archaeologists of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena found one of the oldest archaeological evidence so far of Jewish Culture on the Iberian Peninsula at an excavation site in the south of Portugal, close to the city of Silves (Algarve). On a marble plate, measuring 40 by 60 centimetres, the name “Yehiel” [...]
Several Bay Area Patch sites received a total of 9 San Francisco Peninsula Press Club Awards over the weekend, prompting Chief Content Officer Rachel Feddersen to triumphantly declare via email that Patch.com was “the most significant...Show More Summary
Read the full memo after the jump. From: Rachel Feddersen Date: Sun, May 20, 2012 at 6:03 PM Subject: Re: Congrats to our winners of the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club awards! To: Felicia Mello Cc: Marcia, Edit West, Janine Iamunno, Jon Brod HUGE congratulations! I am so thrilled by this win. Marcia, as discussed … Read More
From the University of Texas at Austin, a press release to tell us the ice shelves in the Antarctic peninsula are losing their grip and cracking a bit. That could be tragic, except, well, sea ice in Antarctica is growing. … Continue reading ?
Mexico gets bad press for a number of reasons causing travelers to use extra caution when visiting south of the border. Attractions, like UNESCO biosphere sites along the Baja California Peninsula, draw travelers but a newly thriving...Show More Summary