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2011-07-29 14:48:25

Invasive grasses are better equipped than natives to deal with increasing temperatures California's native grasses, already under pressure from invasive exotic grasses, are likely to be pushed aside even more as the climate warms, according to a new analysis from the University of California, Berkeley. In the study, which has been accepted for publication in the journal Global Change Biology and is now available online, UC Berkeley biologists catalogued the ranges of all 258 native grasses...

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2010-08-16 08:15:00

Tiny mice advance under of invasive beachgrass to feast on seeds of endangered plant At Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, Calif., a fierce battle is taking place under the oblivious, peeling noses of beachgoers. It's a battle between an invasive plant and a native plant, but with a new twist. The two plants, European beachgrass and Tidestrom's lupine, are not in direct competition, and yet the beachgrass is helping to drive the lupine over the cliff. European beachgrass provides...

2008-07-03 15:00:21

CONSERVATION volunteers have agreed a new method of cleaning a popular beach after finding a record amount of litter. The city council stopped mechanically cleaning Cramond Beach three months ago, after the Marine Conservation Society raised concerns about erosion. The conservation group found the beach had shrunk considerably in recent years as a result of destroying marram grass on the dunes, which stabilised the sand and kept it in place. Now the council's local environment...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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