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2010-12-15 13:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Aril today publicly launched a software service that puts Websites in charge of their audience data, enabling them to profit from audience targeting and site personalization. This technology solution, called a Data Management and Audience Optimization Platform (DMP), helps sites reach quality target audiences by using predictive modeling that integrates all data -- any source, any type. Red Aril lets sites effectively use data to drive...

2009-08-13 10:04:31

A new study reveals that treelines are not responding to climate warming as expected. The research, the first global quantitative assessment of the relationship between climate warming and treeline advance, is published in Ecology Letters and tests the premise that treelines are globally advancing in response to climate warming since 1900.Treelines are the elevation or latitudinal limits where trees are capable of growth or survival and are considered to be early indicators of climate warming...

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2009-07-30 09:50:00

An international research team has developed a mathematical and cartographical model that make it possible to view how Mediterranean landscapes evolve in the aftermath of forest fires. In order to carry out this research study, published recently in the journal Environmental Modelling & Software, the authors studied a Special Protection Area for Birds to the south west of Madrid."We have developed a model that shows on maps how various types of plants develop in a Mediterranean landscape,...

2009-04-22 10:23:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians who plant a tree at their home or business can help the commonwealth reach its goal of putting one million trees in the ground statewide by 2012. Citizens can register up to three trees on the TreeVitalize Web site at www.treevitalize.net. "The TreeVitalize program is working with metropolitan communities across the state on tree plantings, and we'd also like to be able to count the new trees that homeowners plant...

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2007-03-05 16:15:00

Forests of spruce trees and shrubs in parts of northern Canada are taking over what were once tundra landscapes--forcing out the species that lived there. This shift can happen at a much faster speed than scientists originally thought, according to a new University of Alberta study that adds to the growing body of evidence on the effects of climate change. The boundary, or treeline, between forest and tundra ecosystems is a prominent landscape feature in both Arctic and mountain...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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