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  Encyclopedia: Northwestern United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The states shown in dark red are usually included, while all or portions of the striped states may or may not be considered part of the Northwestern United States.
Northwestern United States comprises the Pacific Northwest and the western Great Plains regions of the United States, and generally includes the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
The Pacific States form one of the nine geographic divisions within the United States that are officially recognized by that countrys census bureau.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Northwestern-United-States   (1001 words)

 ABC News: Report: Northwest Risks Mad Cow Exposure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
WASHINGTON May 6, 2005 — There is still a risk, though slight, of mad cow disease in the United States, and it is greatest in the three Northwestern states bordering Canada, according to Agriculture Department investigators.
The investigators, after tracing the history of the four cows with the disease in North America, said the U.S. has minimized the risk by banning cattle remains in feed, the primary way mad cow disease is believed to spread.
In its report, the team said the northwestern United States, particularly Washington, Idaho and Montana, could be considered at higher risk of exposure to BSE because it imported a substantial amount of cattle from western Canada along with a small amount of high-risk meat and bone meal.
abcnews.go.com /US/wireStory?id=735445   (383 words)

 Unasylva - Vol. 1, No. 3 - Forestry in the Northwestern United States of America
In the United States itself, criticism has been voiced against this policy because it involves a risk of giving to big industry a kind of monopoly over large portions of the publicly owned forests.
Because many problems of the northwestern forests are similar to those which arise in tropical forests - a similarity which has already been pointed out - a study of the problems of the former ought to be helpful in planning the development of the latter.
In a few decades the population of that part of the United States has increased enormously and this development is continuing, making not only possible but necessary the transition from an extensive to an intensive silviculture, similar in aims if not in methods to European silviculture.
www.fao.org /docrep/x5341e/x5341e08.htm   (6694 words)

 Spokane Falls Community College - Spokane Falls Community College: Learning in the Northwestern United States
Joliet Junior College is the oldest public community college in the United States.
Portland State University is the largest university in the State of Oregon and...
...state of Indiana, if it’s accredited by the Indiana department of education, might become a member of the indiana high school athletic association by making a formal application that’s authorized...
users.pandora.be /education/213.htm   (3986 words)

 MSN Encarta - Oregon Trail
Oregon Trail, overland pioneer route to the northwestern United States.
Originally, like many other main routes in the United States, sections of the Oregon Trail had been used by the Native Americans and trappers.
As early as 1742, part of the trail in Wyoming had been blazed by the French Canadian explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La VĂ©rendrye; the Lewis and Clark Expedition, between 1804 and 1806, made more of it known.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569815/Oregon_Trail.html   (446 words)

 Ageing - Bulletin on Ageing 1998 No. 2/3 - Part 4/8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In the United States, comedian George Burns, who lived to be a centenarian, waved his trade-mark cigar and said, "If I had known I would live this long, I would have taken care of myself!"
The United Nations has also reminded us that many refugees with no place to call home are old.
It is currently estimated that in the United States of America, as well as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, one fifth of all adults are "functionally illiterate"; this means that they do not have the minimal reading proficiency needed in daily life.
www.un.org /esa/socdev/ageing/agb98234.htm   (5135 words)

 NORTHWESTERN UNITED STATES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Specialty definitions using "NORTHWESTERN UNITED STATES": Colorado Tick Fever Virus.
Nature in the Northwest : an introduction to the natural history and ecology of the northwestern United States from the Rockies to the Pacific (reference)
Composite photograph of northwestern United States from Puget Sound to Lake Superior.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /definition/NORTHWESTERN+UNITED+STATES   (228 words)

 AllRefer.com - Northwestern University, United States (Colleges, U.S.) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Northwestern University, United States (Colleges, U.S.) - Encyclopedia
Northwestern University, Colleges, U.S. Related Category: Colleges, U.S. Northwestern University, mainly at Evanston, Ill.; coeducational; chartered 1851, opened 1855 by Methodists.
More articles from AllRefer Reference on Northwestern University
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/N/NWUniv.html   (183 words)

 Oregon Mortgage - Oregon Mortgage: Home Financing in the Northwestern United States
Once again, the United States seems to be somewhat on the forefront in the number of professional athletes...
People are drawn to the state because of its beauty and delightful climate.
Until recently, the Menninger Clinic drug rehab was located in the sleepy town of Topeka, Kansas, on the picturesque banks of the placid Kansas River.
users.telenet.be /articles/33.htm   (3867 words)

 Changes in Antimicrobial Resistance among Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Isolates from Humans and Cattle in ...
Typhimurium is also one of the most common Salmonella serovars from animal sources in the United States (2).
MR-DT104 was first detected almost simultaneously in several geographic areas, including the United Kingdom (15), the United States (13), and Canada (16).
Emergence of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium DT104 infections in the United States.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/eid/vol5no6/davis.htm   (2173 words)

 MISR Image Gallery
MISR image of smoke plumes from devastating wildfires in the northwestern US.
This view of the Clearwater and Salmon River Mountains in Idaho was acquired on August 5, 2000 (Terra orbit 3370).
In creating this color composite, data from the blue and green MISR bands, acquired at 1.1-km spatial resolution, were digitally "sharpened" using 275-m resolution data acquired in the red band.
osa.jpl.nasa.gov /gallery/galhistory/2000_aug_16.html   (172 words)

 Oregon Federal District Court Ruling Classifies Wolves in the Northwestern United States as Endangered, Except in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The April 2003 4(d) rule applied to wolf management throughout the northwestern United States (Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho north of I-90, Montana north of I-90 west of I-15 and north of the Missouri River east of I-15, and in Colorado and Utah north of I-70/Highway 50).
Wolf management within the experimental population areas of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming was not affected by the January 31, 2005, Oregon Federal court ruling.
The only known wolves in the northwestern United States currently live in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.
www.off-road.com /land/nw_us_wolves_endangered.html   (599 words)

 Atmospheric, climatic and ecological controls on extreme wildfire years in the northwestern United States
Consequently, a better understanding of the factors that contribute to severe, extensive fires is critical for the integration of fire as an ecological process into managed landscapes.
The goals of this study are to determine if underlying patterns exist in annual area burned in the northwestern United States, and to determine the extent to which these patterns are associated with mid-tropospheric circulation anomalies and variability in antecedent temperature, precipitation, and drought.
This approach is distinct from most previous studies in two respects: (1) we do not treat the area west of the Rocky Mountains as a single coherent unit; and (2) we address large fire seasons, rather than individual large fires.
wa-node.gis.washington.edu /usgsbrd/fme-gedalof-AtmosphericClimaticandEcological.html   (1858 words)

 Ed Rogers Rare & Out of Print Books - Rare Mineralogy Books, Volcanology Books, Mining Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Annonymous; Proceedings of the Immigration Convention of Texas, Convened in Dallas, Texas, December 20-21, 1887, and of the State Immigration Committee of Texas, convened in Dallas, Texas, December 29, 1887.
Connor, J. Notes on the Recovery of Copper from its Ores by Leaching and Precipitation, in the United States of America, and on Appliances used in Connection therewith.
The paper may have remained unpublished because Grabau was beginning to focus his attention to the paleontology of China and left the United States in 1920 to study in China.
www.geology-books.com /mineralak.html   (10094 words)

 Endangered Species Update: Gray wolf restoration in the Northwestern United States. (Canid Conservation).@ HighBeam ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gray wolf restoration in the Northwestern United States.
After human-caused mortality of wolves in southwestern Canada began to be regulated in the 1960s, populations began expanding southward.
Dispersing individuals occasionally reached the northern Rocky Mountains of the United States, but lacked legal protection there until 1974, after passage of the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
static.highbeam.com /e/endangeredspeciesupdate/july012001/graywolfrestorationinthenorthwesternunitedstatesca/index.html   (209 words)

 OhioLINK ETD: Shoemaker, Kurt
The Tectonomagmatic Evolution of The Late Cenozoic Owyhee Plateau, Northwestern United States
The OWP is the only location in the northwestern US where basalt types characteristic of the OP/HLP (high-alumina olivine tholeiite, HAOT) and the SRP (SRP-type olivine tholeiite, SROT) occur together in significant quantity, in close spatial and temporal association, and with a full spectrum of compositions intermediate between the two.
Sr, Nd, and Pb isotopic characteristics are decoupled from bulk chemistry, and reflect time-dependent variations in contributions from different lithospheric and sublithospheric mantle reservoirs.
www.ohiolink.edu /etd/view.cgi?miami1082580947   (396 words)

 CENOZOIC SYNTHEMS OF THE NORTHWESTERN UNITED STATES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In contrast, identification of synthems in central Washington is based on changes in composition and provenance.
Nonetheless, the results from the two areas are enough alike to demonstrate the similarity of Cenozoic sequence stratigraphy across the northwestern USA.
The recognition of their great extent will help in understanding the geologic history of the northwestern USA.
gsa.confex.com /gsa/2002AM/finalprogram/abstract_41877.htm   (381 words)

 The taxonomy and identification of coneworms (Pyralidae:Dioryctria) in Northwestern United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The taxonomy and identification of coneworms (Pyralidae:Dioryctria) in Northwestern United States
Work to identify these species as been conducted in northwestern seed orchards where heavy infestations have resulted in significant reductions in seed cone production.
A 475 bp fragment of mitochondrial DNA in the COI gene was compared across several hundred specimens, and by comparing molecular differences to morphology, larval host and pheromone blend, seven species from four genetic lineages were identified.
esa.confex.com /esa/2002/techprogram/paper_5749.htm   (289 words)

 Strange Science: Timeline
1803-The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France.
1858-Rudolf Virchow finalizes the cell theory originally announced by Schleiden and Schwann 11 years earlier by declaring that cells are the basic units of all living things, and all cells are formed by the division of existing cells.
They assert that it is evidence of both meat eating, caused by consuming the liver of a large carnivore, and sufficient sociability in Homo erectus to care for an ill and incapacitated individual.
www.strangescience.net /timeline.htm   (11328 words)

We present equilibrium-line altitude (ELA) data for late-Pleistocene glaciers in eastern Oregon, central and northern Idaho, and western Montana, U.S.A. Over 500 cirque to small valley glaciers were reconstructed where moraines and other evidence for ice margins could be confidently interpreted on digital topographic maps.
An associated increase in snowfall may have allowed more precipitation-sensitive mountain glaciers to remain near their maxima or expand during the post-LGM period, before the dramatic warming into the early Holocene.
Similar positions and topography of continental ice sheets during buildup prior to the LGM might also promote glacial advances in mountain ranges of the interior northwestern U.S. by allowing strong westerly flow.
gsa.confex.com /gsa/inqu/finalprogram/abstract_55575.htm   (455 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Longitudinal Studies of Rodent Reservoirs of Hantaviruses in the Northwestern United States; ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
CDC is committed to achieving the health promotion and disease prevention objectives of ``Healthy People 2010'', a national activity to reduce morbidity and mortality and improve the quality of life.
Design and conduct longitudinal mark recapture studies of rodents on existing established grids in the northwestern U.S., to identify and determine the distribution and dynamics of populations of rodents that are confirmed or potential reservoirs of hantaviruses.
Use ecological techniques that provide continuity of rodent sampling and processing so that data can be appropriately analyzed and correlated with previously collected ecological data from the established sites.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-GENERAL/2000/May/Day-17/g12341.htm   (1286 words)

 Idaho Job Service - Idaho Job Service: Employment Assistance in the Northwestern United States
...have been assigned, attached, or mobilized to units operating in the area of eligibility and have been physically deployed in the...
Very few people in the United States have gone through life without spending at least a bit of...
...and Gulf coasts of the United States and throughout the Caribbean.
users.tpg.com.au /buss/151.htm   (2897 words)

 Water Science and Technology 35:5 (1997) 287-292 - Peter S. Burgoon et al. - Reed beds for biosolids drying in the arid ...
Reed beds for biosolids drying in the arid northwestern United States
Reed beds for dewatering biosolids have been successful throughout Europe and in the northeastern temperate United States.
This paper reports on the use of reed beds in the arid Columbia Basin in the state of Washington, USA.
www.iwaponline.com /wst/03505/wst035050287.htm   (258 words)

 MSN Encarta - Dictionary - Northwest definition
NW United States: the northwestern area of the United States, including the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho
former area of United States: formerly, a region of the United States west of the Mississippi River and north of the Missouri River
U.K. area of England: the northwestern region of England, especially Cumbria and Lancashire and including the Lake District
ca.encarta.msn.com /dictionary_1861683879/Northwest.html   (118 words)

 Biological Control of the Wetlands Weed Purple Loosestrife (Luthrum Salicaria) in the Pacific Northwestern United States
Biological Control of the Wetlands Weed Purple Loosestrife (Luthrum Salicaria) in the Pacific Northwestern United States, Washington State University.
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is an Eurasian perennial hydrophyte that has become naturalized in wetlands and in and along waterways throughout temperate North America.
pusilla, and a root-mining weevil, Hylobius transversovittatus, were made in the United States and Canada in 1992.
www.sgnis.org /publicat/h340_1_3.htm   (207 words)

 Glacial anticyclone recorded in Palouse loess of northwestern United States -- Sweeney et al. 32 (8): 705 -- Geology
Glacial anticyclone recorded in Palouse loess of northwestern United States -- Sweeney et al.
Glacial anticyclone recorded in Palouse loess of northwestern United States
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164-6420, USA, and Department of Geology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164-2812, USA
geology.geoscienceworld.org /cgi/content/abstract/32/8/705   (266 words)

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