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Sunset District, San Francisco

Significant Natural Resource Areas Management Plan publisher San Francisco Recreation and Park Department date February 2006 accessdate 2013-02-21 url http: parks-open-spaces natural-areas-program significant-natural-resource-areas-management-plan Demographics About half of the Sunset's residents are Asian American, mostly of Chinese birth and descent (overseas Chinese),

Norfolk County, Ontario

12&cid 1005991 ''Dennis Horseradish Inc'' at Norfolk Farms The area also has an active greenhouse industry. Despite this, farmers have asked governments to reduce the financial losses of moving away from profitable tobacco operations. A significant natural feature of Norfolk is Long Point (Long Point, Ontario), a 40 kilometre (25 mi) spit of land projecting into Lake Erie. It plays an important part in eastern North American bird migration, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve (Biosphere reserve) by UNESCO in 1986. Long Point Provincial Park is located on the point. More than 25% of Norfolk County is considered to be forested; especially near the major communities and hamlets that dot the county. ''Report on Tree Conservation By-Laws in Southern Ontario'' at Tree Canada The county seat and largest community is Simcoe (Simcoe, Ontario). History Norfolk's history has been closely associated with that of the neighbouring Haldimand County. Norfolk was first created as a county in 1792. In 1800, Haldimand was formed from a portion of Norfolk. The two counties remained separate until 1974, when they were united as the Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk. In 2001, Haldimand and Norfolk were separated again in a round of municipal restructuring based on a report by provincially appointed special advisor Milt Farrow, and their individual municipalities were merged into two single-tier municipalities. The Townships of Delhi and Norfolk, Town of Simcoe (simcoe, Ontario), and the western half of the City of Nanticoke (Nanticoke, Ontario) were amalgamated to form the "Town of Norfolk." The newly formed municipality's first by-law was to change the name to Norfolk County. Although both Haldimand and Norfolk use the name "county" for historical reasons, each is governed as a single municipality without a county government, thus neither is a true county, and are legally classified as cities. BY-LAW NO. 2001-01 of The Corporation of the Town of Norfolk, January 23, 2001 In January 2005, the county unveiled a new coat of arms which included natural symbols associated with the county: hooded warbler (Hooded Warbler)s, a tulip tree (Liriodendron) (''Liriodendron tulipifera'') and an eastern dogwood (Cornus florida) flower. The first mayor of the county, Rita Kalmbach, was succeeded in 2007 by Dennis Travale. A transit system (Mass transit in Norfolk County, Ontario) was introduced in Norfolk County in 2010. ''Make public transit a top priority'' at Historic townships thumb right 230px Map of Norfolk County from 1877, showing historical townships. (Image:Norfolk1880.PNG) Prior to its amalgamation with Haldimand in 1974, Norfolk consisted of eight townships (Township (Canada)). Walsingham was originally one township, but had been split into North and South Walsingham in 1881. Although no longer political entities, the historical townships are still used informally and in some government maps as convenient geographical divisions. class "wikitable" align "center" - bgcolor #eeeeee '''Township''' '''Township seat''' - '''Charlotteville''' Vittoria - '''Houghton''' Fairground - '''Middleton''' Delhi - '''North Walsingham''' Langton - '''South Walsingham''' Port Rowan - '''Townsend''' Waterford - '''Windham''' Windham Centre - '''Woodhouse''' Port Dover Climate Summary Unlike the majority of Haldimand or Norfolk County, Nanticoke a highly industralized community. Its industries supply up to 4000MW of electric energy to Southern Ontario through the Nanticoke Generating Station. This community is southeast of Simcoe (Simcoe, Ontario) in neighbouring Norfolk County (Norfolk County, Ontario) and south of Brantford (Brantford, Ontario). Nanticoke's residential area is bordered on the west by the Nanticoke Industrial Park, home to the U. S. Steel Canada Lake Erie Works (Stelco Lake Erie Works) and a number of smaller businesses, including Nelson Steel, Charles Jones Industrial , ESM, and Air Products. The neighbouring Esso Refinery Nanticoke on the northeast, and the Nanticoke Generating Station on the southeast are not part of the Industrial Park land, although this is frequently confused due to their proximity.


#Convention and background Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage that was adopted by UNESCO in 1972. In 1996 the Reserve System was designated a World Heritage Site because of its vulnerability and the fact that it contains the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biodiversity (according to criteria VII, IX, and X). Belize also became the first country in the world to completely ban bottom trawling in December 2010. "Guatemalans trawling in Belize’s southern waters". Channel 5 Belize. 27 February 2013. Retrieved on 28 February 2013. "Belize Bans Bottom Trawling in Exclusive Economic Zone". December 2010. Retrieved on 28 February 2013. Despite these protective measures, the reef is under threat from oceanic pollution (Marine pollution) as well as uncontrolled tourism, shipping, and fishing. The main threats are hurricanes, along with global warming and the resulting increase in ocean temperatures, "Coral Collapse in Caribbean". BBC News. 4 May 2000. Retrieved on 21 October 2011. which cause coral bleaching. It is claimed by scientists that over 40% of Belize's coral reef has been damaged since 1998. Climate


Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller (Drumheller, Alberta), housing the largest collection of dinosaur fossils under one roof in the world. Alberta also contains significant natural scenery, including 5 of Canada's 13 UNESCO World heritage sites. These are Banff (Banff National Park) and Jasper (Jasper National Park) National Parks, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Wood Buffalo National Park, Dinosaur Provincial Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo




Park and the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. The site is listed under Criteria vii - outstanding scenic beauty; ix- an outstanding example representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes; and x- contains the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation. UNESCO: Description, retrieved 02-12-2009 Distribution The species is native to the Aru Islands in Indonesia, where it is known locally as ''waweyaro''. It mainly inhabits humid forests and mangrove swamps. Dmoz:Regional Asia Indonesia Commons:Category:Indonesia Wikipedia:Indonesia

South Africa

'''New Germany''' is a town situated just inland from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It has been incorporated firstly into Pinetown (Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal) and now into eThekwini. It was established in 1848 by a party of 183 German (Germany) immigrants who settled on a cotton growing estate named Westville (Westville, KwaZulu-Natal) after the lieutenant-governor of Natal Martin West. The cotton was not successful and the settlers turned to growing vegetables and flowers. *6 September - The foundation stone of St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast is laid by the Countess of Shaftesbury (Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury). *The Second Boer War begins in South Africa. John McBride (Boer

succumbed to the Slanket" , ''Daily Telegraph'', 9 December 2011 WikiPedia:South Africa Dmoz:Regional Africa South Africa Commons:Category:South Africa


...that the short-lived '''Apple Network Servers''' were the last non-Macintosh computers manufactured by Apple (Apple Computer)? *...that '''Henry Paget (Henry Paget, 5th Marquess of Anglesey)''', known as "the dancing Marquess", inherited his peerage at the age of 23 and spent so much on clothes, jewelry and parties that he went bankrupt (Bankruptcy) with debts of £ (Pound Sterling)544,000 at the age of 28? *...that the '''14th Waffen Grenadier Division (14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Galizien (1st Ukrainian))''' was a Ukrainian (Ukraine) military formation in the German armed forces (History of Germany during World War II) during the World War II and that it fought against the Red Army in Graz, Austria? *...that '''''Aliwalia''''' is the earliest known carnivorous (carnivore) dinosaur, and was huge for its time? *...that the '''Khreschatyk''' is the main street of Ukrainian (Ukraine) capital (capital city) Kiev on which Orange Revolution and other historical events


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natural resources are iron ore, coal, potash, timber, lignite, uranium, copper, natural gas, salt, nickel, arable land and water. Commons:Category:Germany Wikipedia:Germany Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany

United States

River''' is a small river in northeastern Massachusetts, USA (United States). It is The greater Plymouth, Massachusetts area hosts some of the most significant natural ecosystems in the Northeastern (Northeastern United States) United States. Outwash from the last

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