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Provided by Tony Steeper, Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre A global research effort has finally resolved a major biosecurity issue: four of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests are actually one and the same. For...

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2014-10-30 08:35:20

Nerium becomes the largest workplace donor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America IRVING, Texas, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nerium International(TM), a leader in age-defying skincare products, met its goal of raising $1,000,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), making Nerium the largest corporate workplace giving donor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155347 To commemorate this event, Nerium presented Big Brothers Big Sisters with a $1,000,000 check...

2014-09-25 23:11:03

On September 22, Glaser Organic Farms announced the recall of its Organic Carob Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, updates the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Organic Carob Powder. Glaser Organic Farms announced on...

2014-08-27 23:14:26

Norway Gardens in Monticello Indiana is hosting Hydrangea Days August 29 - 31. August 30 will be a day filled with seminars discussing varieties, uses, and care of hydrangeas and make-it take-it workshops during which customers can fashion a wreath or a small tree using dried hydrangea blooms. Monticello, Indiana (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Saturday, August 30, will be a red-letter day at Norway Gardens. It is the centerpiece day of a 3-day promotion -- Hydrangea Days. All three days of the...

2014-08-27 23:12:41

On August 1, Sunburst Superfoods announced that Organic Raw Carob Powder sold from March 12, 2014 through July 28, 2014 is recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Organic Raw Carob...

2014-08-22 23:05:07

Nerium teams up with Giving Suite by Backstage Creations to showcase innovative products during one of the biggest nights in television. Los Angeles (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Nerium International, the go-to, buzzworthy skincare line for age-defying products, is in the spotlight again. Nerium will showcase its signature NeriumAD® Age-Defying Treatment night cream and its NeriumFirmTM Body Contouring Cream to Hollywood’s elite at the official Giving Suite™ presented by Backstage...

2014-08-21 23:15:06

The new Troubled Teens Coconut Creek helpline is assisting adolescents in Florida to find professional youth rehab. Coconut Creek, FL (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Teenage addiction is nothing new in Florida. Over the years, has claimed thousands of lives throughout the region. But a new helpline in Coconut Creek, FL is providing hope for teenagers who are seeking to overcome their teen drug and alcohol addiction. The Troubled Teens Coconut Creek helpline is designed to provide young adults and...

2014-08-14 23:06:26

Marianne Sciucco's beautiful cover for her debut novel Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer's love story, is a contender in Book Goodies Book Cover Contest. Middletown, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The beautiful cover for Blue Hydrangeas has led author Marianne Sciucco to the finals in Book Goodies Book Cover Contest. Book Goodies is a free service where readers and authors connect. Sciucco's cover was chosen from almost 300 entries. "It's always a pleasure to be recognized...

2014-08-11 23:08:27

On July 29, Hummingbird Wholesale announced that Organic Raw Carob Powder is recalled due to possible health risk. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Organic Raw Carob Powder. Hummingbird Wholesale announced on July 29, that Organic...

2014-08-05 23:01:23

Top skincare company announces its arrival in Mexico by October. Addison, TX (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Nerium International™ is expanding its international footprint by opening for business in Mexico by October. “It is an absolute honor to continue achieving our dream of international expansion. I know we will reach new heights en Mexico as we welcome General Manager of Mexico Alfonso Todd, a remarkable individual who shares the Nerium values and cultures, to our Nerium family,” says...

2014-07-30 08:28:26

90 lbs. of Bison, 60 lbs. of Chicken and 120 Paleo Coconut Cakes, Oh My! BOCA RATON, Fla., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh Meal Plan, Florida's fastest growing at-home meal delivery company, is lifting the veil on what NFL players really eat. In this case, the Miami Dolphins menu is in the spotlight, as the team's first scrimmage is scheduled for August 3rd and Fresh Meal Plan (FMP), the team's official meal plan provider, is assisting them in getting physically primed to play...


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Natterjack Toad, Epidalea calamita
2014-09-16 16:07:34

The natterjack toad, Epidalea Calamita, formerly Bufo calamita, is a toad endemic to sandy and heathland areas of Europe. The adults are about 60 to 70 millimeters long and are set apart from common toads by a yellow colored line that runs down the middle of the back. They have fairly short legs, and this provides them with a characteristic step, compared to the hopping movement of many other toad species. Natterjacks have a very loud and distinct mating call, amplified by the single vocal...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Japanese White Pine, Pinus parviflora
2014-07-15 12:15:14

Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora) is native to Japan and found growing in Kokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikaku; and South Korea, and Utsurio-To. The Japanese call it the Japanese five-needle pine. The Japanese White Pine grows from sea level up to 8,202 feet, but grows best between 3,281 feet and 4,921 feet. Dwarfism sets in when the trees grow above sub-alpine levels. This pine grows on steep, rocky slopes and prefers well-drained soils and full sun although it does not like intense...

Chinese White Pine, Pinus armandii
2014-07-14 16:49:23

Chinese White Pine (Pinus armandii) is native to China as well as northern Burma. This pine is known as Mount Hua pine in Chinese. This pine grows at altitudes between 3,281 and 10,830 feet in light sandy to medium soils that is acidic and well-drained as this tree can tolerate drought. This tree grows to heights of 115 feet with a trunk diameter that measures 3 feet 3 inches. The bark is grayish brown when immature and matures to blackish brown to grayish red brown. The trunk will have...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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