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2014-04-09 23:26:46

Removing junipers and other conifers that are early invaders of sagebrush habitat for sage grouse is cost-efficient and most likely to be effective, rather than a delay-and-repair approach trying to turn a mature forest back to sagebrush. This is the second in the Sage Grouse Initiative Science to Solutions series. Missoula, MT (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Removing junipers and other conifers that are early invaders of sagebrush-steppe is less costly, and much more likely to be effective, than...

Sage Grouse Losing Habitat To Fire As Endangered Species Decision Loom
2014-04-04 14:45:52

Ecological Society of America Post-wildfire stabilization treatment has not aided habitat restoration for the imperiled Great Plains birds. As fires sweep more frequently across the American Great Basin, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been tasked with reseeding the burned landscapes to stabilize soils. BLM’s interventions have not helped to restore habitat for the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) reported scientists from the US Geological Survey (USGS) and...

Scientists Discover Bacterial Resistance To Improve Biofuel Production
2014-03-28 14:49:50

Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a multi-institutional partnership led by Berkeley Lab, have identified the genetic origins of a microbial resistance to ionic liquids and successfully introduced this resistance into a strain of E. coli bacteria for the production of advanced biofuels. The ionic liquid resistance is based on a pair of genes discovered in a bacterium native to a tropical rainforest in Puerto...

2014-03-21 16:21:26

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The past winter of seemingly unending snowstorms and frigid temperatures has proved to be a strong ally for state woodland managers battling the No. 1 enemy of Pennsylvania hemlocks, but the reprieve could be short-lived, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials said today. "The hemlock woolly adelgid has been dealt a deadly blow, ongoing forest research is showing us, but enough of the invasive insects...

2014-03-18 23:27:38

Sugar Maple Interactive, a Wake Forest-based software solutions and services provider, today announced updates to their North Carolina Ferries app that will include real-time alerts from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Wake Forest, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Sugar Maple Interactive, a Wake Forest-based software solutions and services provider, today announced updates to their North Carolina Ferries app that will include real-time alerts from the North...

2014-02-09 23:02:24

The new “Foods For Brain Health” article on the site Vkool.com covers nutrition tips to improve brain function effectively. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 09, 2014 The new “Foods For Brain Health” report on the website Vkool.com gives people healthy foods to enhance their brain. This article is specially designed for those people who want to improve their cognitive function and memory power naturally without using any kind of supplements and drugs. Firstly, the article reveals to...

Biofuel: Focusing Solely On Biomass Yield Comes At A High Price
2014-01-15 04:55:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Corn may lead the pack in terms of biomass yield when it comes to biofuels, but this category shouldn’t be the sole focus of efficiency, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Biomass yield is the ratio of the amount of biomass produced to the amount of substrate consumed. While this is an important factor when looking at biofuel production, it shouldn’t be the only...

2014-01-09 23:27:14

Key cognitive enhancement ingredient in Biohack Pure found to be effective at boosting brain function in age-related cognitive decline. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 With 1 in 3 seniors dying with Alzheimer’s or another dementia (source), scientists have long been fighting to find a way to preserve brain health as we age. Now, hope comes from a little-known compound found in blueberries called pterostilbene. In clinical studies, pterostilbene has shown promise as a treatment in...

More Ravens, Aided By Humans, Could Threaten The Sage Grouse
2014-01-08 08:17:38

Wildlife Conservation Society A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Idaho State University and the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that habitat fragmentation and the addition of makeshift perches such as transmission polls in sagebrush ecosystems are creating preferred habitat for common ravens that threaten sensitive native bird species, including greater sage grouse. The study appears in the January issue of the journal The Condor: Ornithological Applications. Authors...

2013-12-31 23:21:45

Buy Fresh Pecans in Bulk from the Autumn 2013 Harvest and Preserve That Freshness by Freezing Them Yourself Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Pecans are a native North American nut crop that are harvested every autumn, from September through November, depending on the variety. They are revered for their flavor and health benefits. When fresh, pecans taste meaty, mild, and nutty; without a hint of sharpness or rancidity. Fresh pecans can even been described as "buttery."...


Latest Flora of the United States Reference Libraries

Shortleaf Pine, Pinus echinata
2014-04-14 11:10:26

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is native to the southeastern United States. This tree is found in 22 states and has a range from 10 feet in elevation up to 3000 feet. The range includes southeastern New York and New Jersey west to Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, Kentucky, southwestern Illinois, and southern Missouri; south to eastern Oklahoma and eastern Texas; and east to northern Florida and northeast through the Atlantic Coast States to Delaware. This pine can grow in wetlands as well as in...

Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Loblolly Pine
2014-04-14 09:54:04

Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) is native to the Southeastern United States including central Texas, Florida, Delaware, and southern New Jersey. The pine is also considered to be a southern yellow pine. The Loblolly pine is the largest of all pines and is also the second most common tree in the United States; the red maple is the most common. The Loblolly pine is a fast grower, growing from 98-115 feet and has a trunk diameter of 1.3-4.9 feet. The bark is gray in color and very scaly. The...

Longleaf pine, Pinus palustris
2014-02-26 09:04:44

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) is native to the coastal region from eastern Texas to southeast Virginia including northern and central Florida. This pine is also grouped into the Southern yellow pine species. Alabama has the Longleaf Pine as their state tree. Preserved stands of Longleaf Pine can be found in the Red Hills Region of Florida and Georgia. The Longleaf pine grows in well-drained sandy soil, sometimes in clay, and grows in pure stands. This tree takes a long time to mature,...

Flower of a tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera
2014-02-14 15:44:22

Liriodendron tulipifera is a large tree from the Magnoliaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Tulip tree, American tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Fiddle-tree and Yellow poplar. L. tulipifera is one of the largest indigenous trees in the eastern United States. It has been known to reach heights of 190 feet. Its trunk can reach up to 10 feet in diameter. Ordinarily its height reaches around 70 to 100 feet. The bark is furrowed and brown. The wood is light yellow to brown. The sapwood is...

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