By Glenn Schroeder, and the Associated Press A new study provides fresh evidence that the first dogs of North America all but disappeared after the arrival of Europeans. » RELATED: Dogs steal mail carrier's lunch, become instant celebrities The only surviving legacy appears to be a cancer that arose from the cells of a dog that lived more than 8,000 years ago and has since spread to other canines throughout the world, an international team reported Thursday in the journal Science. Researchers compared the genomes of ancient and modern American dogs. Results confirm that the first domesticated dogs of North America arrived with people from Asia over the same Bering land bridge used much earlier by humans. These dogs thrived for thousands of years, but mostly vanished after contact with Europeans. Scientists don’t know why they disappeared. “I just find it really surprising,” says geneticist Elinor Karlsson from the University of … [Read more...] about Study reveals North America’s first dogs disappeared after Europeans arrived
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BELLINGHAM, Wash., July 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eXp Realty, the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPI), today introduced new top agents and teams to the eXp Realty family. /EIN News/ -- More than 12,000 top agents and teams have realized the benefits of joining eXp Realty. The following are some of the new eXp Realty agents from across Canada and the United States: Lisa Aubin, Ontario: Lisa has four years of experience in the real estate industry. She is a three-time Royal LePage Diamond Award recipient for being among the top three percent. Lisa also is active in her community by supporting local charities. Jana Caudill and The Jana Caudill Team, Florida and Indiana: Jana and her team consistently rank No. 1 in Northwest Indiana, recently expanding their successful team model to Southwest Florida. Jana has been among the Top 300 Mega Performers in the nation and a Star Power Star. … [Read more...] about eXp Realty Adds Top Agents and Teams Across North America
By Steve Scauzillo | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley Tribune PUBLISHED: June 25, 2018 at 8:00 am | UPDATED: June 25, 2018 at 8:01 am Once the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority completes a long-awaited passenger train between San Bernardino and Redlands, the agency will test an innovative technology that could transform train travel throughout Southern California. The agency recently started utility work for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, a nine-mile passenger train using three cab car trains running on clean diesel technology. The agency also received a $30 million grant from the state to convert a fourth diesel train into a zero-emission unit that can move passengers without polluting the air or releasing greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. This would be accomplished by swapping out the the diesel engines with a lithium-ion battery pack and possibly adding an overhead catenary fixture at the halfway point to re-charge the … [Read more...] about The 1st zero-emission train in North America might one day be built in San Bernardino County
North America wins bid for World Cup 2026 — could Bay Area host games? By Sarah Ravani June 13, 2018 Updated: June 13, 2018 8:10am Now Playing: North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. Media: Time The 2026 World Cup will be held in North America, officials announced Wednesday, raising the possibility that some games could be held in the Bay Area should the beautiful game come to California. Canada, Mexico and the United States were tapped to host the international tournament that occurs every four years and draws at least 3.43 million viewers. Most Popular 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Despite the U.S. team’s absence from this year’s tournament, the decision to come to North America was based on the fans, according to U.S. Soccer officials. “Yes, you had a major … [Read more...] about North America wins bid for World Cup 2026 — could Bay Area host games?
From monuments of the ancient Mayan civilization in Mexico to the Statue of Liberty, via a vast number of stunning national parks stretching across its landscape, North America enjoys a wealth of World Heritage sites, cultural and natural. Some date back millennia, like Monte Albán, the ruined capital of Zapotec civilization; others are more modern, such as the house and studio of the architect Luis Barragán, built in 1948. The rest are essentially timeless—geological formations and natural wonders that pre-date the human race and may well outlast it, too. Recognizing World Heritage sites began in 1972 when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted a new convention to not only celebrate sites of outstanding significance, but protect them too. “Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa’s Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin … [Read more...] about All 72 World Heritage Sites in North America: From Aztec Temples to the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone