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2014-01-16 16:23:05

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joy Cone Company, a family-owned and operated business, has partnered with Elisco Advertising to help launch their newest product, enJOY-a-Bowls. This is the company's first new product launch since the 2012 introduction of a gluten-free line of cake cups and sugar cones. EnJOY-a-Bowls are a mini version of Joy's best-selling waffle bowl. Joy, the largest ice cream cone company in the world, worked with Elisco Advertising to design and...

Nondestructive Visualization Techniques Used To Image Ancient Fossils
2013-11-11 12:19:33

[ Watch the Video: Animation of Serial Transverse Section of Pinus pinea Cone ] American Journal of Botany New study integrates visualization techniques to examine 150-million-year-old plant fossils without damaging specimens By integrating high-resolution X-ray imaging (termed microCT), 3D image segmentation, and computer animation, a new study conducted by Carole Gee at the University of Bonn, Germany, demonstrates the visualization of fossils without destroying the material....

Is The Future Of Whitebark Pine Trees At Risk
2013-06-10 14:31:25

National Science Foundation Widespread tree death from beetle infestations, tree disease outbreaks affecting seed production There's trouble ahead for the whitebark pine, a mountain tree that's integral to wildlife and water resources in the western United States and Canada. Over the last decade, some populations of whitebark pines have declined by more than 90 percent. But these declines may be just the beginning. New research results, supported by the National Science Foundation...

Pinyon Pine Cone Decline Likely Caused By Southwest Regional Warming
2013-02-12 17:48:26

University of Colorado at Boulder Creeping climate change in the Southwest appears to be having a negative effect on pinyon pine reproduction, a finding with implications for wildlife species sharing the same woodland ecosystems, says a University of Colorado Boulder-led study. The new study showed that pinyon pine seed cone production declined by an average of about 40 percent at nine study sites in New Mexico and northwestern Oklahoma over the past four decades, said CU-Boulder...

2011-02-17 12:55:41

New study of Clark's nutcrackers suggests that their caching of whitebark pine seeds is less effective than previously thought at restoring populations of the declining conifer The caching of whitebark pine seeds by the Clark's nutcracker in late summer and early fall may not be enough to regenerate populations of the imperiled conifer in most of its range, scientists have found. Their research"”which is featured in the February issue of Science Findings, a monthly publication of the...


Latest Conifer cone Reference Libraries

Spruce Pine, Pinus glabra
2014-04-17 13:33:21

Spruce pine (Pinus glabra) grows along the coastline of the southern United States, from South Carolina to Florida and west to Louisiana. The Spruce pine rarely grows in pure stands, most often it is found inter dispersed among mixed hardwoods. This pine grows best in damp acidic soil, swamp to river, as well as in shady areas. The pine grows best in the hot and humid weather found in the southern hemisphere as well as tolerating mild winters. This pine also goes by the names cedar pine,...

Ituri Forest cycad, Encephalartos ituriensis
2013-11-04 09:42:56

The Ituri Forest cycad (Encephalartos ituriensis) is a cycad species plant. The species belongs to the Zamiaceae family. The plant’s common name is descriptive of the species’ native homeland, the Ituri Forest area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. E. ituriensis can be found among the grasslands of two large, isolated granite hills. E. ituriensis can reach heights of almost 20 feet tall. Its trunk has a diameter of approximately 19.70 inches. The palm-like species has...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'