Today, conifers also dominate in the southern coniferous forest region. In the past, noble deciduous trees, mainly oak, elm and linden, have had a significant distribution in the region.
Here is a world first for automotive technology: the four-fuel Fiat Siena developed under Magneti Marelli of Fiat Brazil. Are you a big fan of ethanol as fuel? The Fiat Siena's got you covered.
Mayor Gavin Newsom, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the Department of the Environment joined the San Francisco taxi industry today to announce that 57 percent of the taxi fleet is comprised of hybrid or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. There are 788 alternative fuel vehicles out of a total of 1,378 eligible vehicles. The CNG vehicles account for 131 of those and the hybrids account for 657.
Updated policy statement includes option for “compassionate use” of marijuana for children with debilitating or life-limiting diseases. In an updated policy statement and technical report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirms its opposition to legalizing marijuana, citing the potential harms to children and adolescents.
On October 24, 1945, the victors of World War II — China, the U.S.S.R., France, the United Kingdom, and the United States — ratified the UN Charter, creating the Security Council and establishing themselves as its five permanent members with the unique ability to veto resolutions.
The Belgian Constitution of 1831 determines until now the relationship between State and Church. In 1831 there were many debates between Catholics and Liberals about the influence of the Church. The result is the Constitution, a historic compromise.
The responsibility for culture and education are separated in 2 different departments within the Flemish government. Formal fulltime (vocational) education and part-time arts education are subsumed under the Education Department, funded directly by the Flemish Community.
The Flemish Region covers 13,512 km2 and has a population of 5,824,628. With almost 431 inhabitants per square kilometer, the Flemish region represents one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
2005 was a banner year for GALA as it moved into its long-awaited home at the Tivoli and became a permanent national Hispanic theater. 2006 marks GALA’s 30th year in existence as it celebrates its transition from Act One, as a groundbreaking yet somewhat nomadic theater, to Act Two, as a national center for Latino performing arts.
Singapore has four official languages: Malay, Tamil, Chinese and English, reflecting our ethnic diversity and our history. Our mother tongues give us access to our diverse cultures, values and roots, while English is our working language.
Paris and Rome signed an exclusive twinning agreement which marked the start of a special relationship.
Microsoft has joined Linux foundation as a highest paying platinum member.
Dual-core and multi-core are subjects normally discussed in reference to Intel, AMD, Sun or IBM. Now, Microsoft is on that list as well.
Get to know the history on how the United Nations was formed.
A group of Jewish lawyers in Australia has urged a United Nations committee not to submit to the “lynch mob mentality towards Israel.”
Paula M. Graham
Ockham's Razor is a tool well-known in the philosophical community and a fine instrument for high school debate teams. But what happens when you apply this device to religion?
Sweden's general election delivered historic, yet unclear, results. The ruling center–right alliance beat the left-of-center coalition, but failed to gain an outright majority.
Is it true that Swedes are suicide-prone? And what about Swedish sin — does it exist? All nationalities are subject to myths, but all groups do in fact have distinctive characteristics.
Environmental democracy is a process involving citizens in environmental management processes. As such, it aims to spark a mutual commitment between citizens and their governments on sustainable resource utilization.
After a much anticipated bidding war,Etisalat’s consortium came out ahead — at an unprecedented cost.
President Hosni Mubarak stunned the nation late last month with an announcement that he was throwing the race for the presidency wide open.
The southern deciduous forest region (nemoral region) includes the western parts of Bohuslän and Halland, the whole of Skåne and southern Blekinge and southern Öland.
Be familiarized with the difference between USB 2.0 and FireWire.
Get to know the judiciary branch and federal courts of Switzerland.
Financial markets have historically belonged to the connected and the powerful. This position, even as a mere assumption, has influenced society’s perception of markets.
Dollar's performance since Biden's inauguration
Phishing Websites have different methods that has sole purpose of tricking the customer on giving there personal information.
Myths about the "Anti-Phishing tips" that online banking websites offers.
The modernization of the Paris Metro that has been part of the history and the lives of the its inhabitants for over a century.
Get to know the national parks and nature reserves that you shouldn't miss in Israel.