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2014-09-22 20:24:51

Telstra Invests in eSignature and Digital Transaction Management Company, DocuSign SYDNEY, Sept.

2014-09-20 23:00:26

A large proportion of waste generated by households and businesses continues to be treated and disposed of in landfill.

2014-09-19 23:01:01

Reduced demand for industry services has prompted many redundancies and fragmented the industry.

Lizard Island
2014-09-19 03:00:16

A team of researchers working on a Carnegie expedition in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has documented that coral growth rates have plummeted 40 percent since the mid-1970s. The scientists suggest that ocean acidification may be playing an important role in this perilous slowdown.

2014-09-17 12:32:39

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2014-09-17 04:20:29

Company to distribute SolarMax inverters in Australia MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReneSola Ltd.


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Poll Dorset
2014-10-27 11:20:12

The poll Dorset is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Australia and was developed to be purebred hornless breed. It was developed between 1937 and 1954 by introducing the poll gene into the Dorset Horn breed and back breeding until the bloodline was nearly one hundred percent Dorset Horn. This breed shares its name with the polled Dorset that was developed in the United States at the North Carolina State University in the 1950’s, but these two breeds are not the same. The poll...

Bellendena montana
2014-10-15 11:15:54

Bellendena montana is a low-growing species of shrub. This plant belongs to the Proteaceae family. The species may also be referred to as the Mountain Rocket. This multi-stemmed shrub only grows in high altitude subalpine and alpine regions in Australia. B. montana plants produce white flowers in the summer months and fall times produce red or yellow fruits. The species typically range in size growing between 10 to 70 inches tall and almost 40 inches in diameter. The plant produces thick,...

Telopea truncata
2014-10-14 11:32:45

Telopea truncata is a shrub or small tree species. The species may also be referred to commonly as the Tasmanian waratah. T. truncata belongs to the Proteaceae family. The plant can be found growing naturally only in Tasmania in Australia. The T. truncata species will typically grow to approximately 10 feet tall. The mulit-stemmed plant occasionally grows as a single stemmed plant, in which case it may grow as tall as 25 feet tall. The shrub blooms between November and February. The flower...

Banksia integrifolia
2014-10-09 11:32:47

Banksia integrifolia is commonly referred to as Coast Banksia. It is a species of tree that grows along the coast of eastern Australia. B. integrifolia is an extremely variable species. It is most often observed as a tree of up to 80 feet in height but in sheltered and undisturbed locations it can reach up to 110 feet. In areas of higher exposure it may grow as a smaller gnarled tree measuring no more than 15 feet. Interestingly, in areas of extreme exposure, such as on exposed coastal...

Alloxylon flammeum
2014-10-07 11:11:50

Alloxylon flammeum is a tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Queensland tree waratah or the Red silky oak. The medium-sized tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. A. flammeum may be found in northeastern Australia. Alloxylon flammeum can grow nearly 108 feet tall, although when cultivated it remains approximately 35 feet tall. The tree possesses a grey to brown bark and shiny, green leaves. The plant’s leaves typically measure 7.2 inches long. Between...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.