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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

Needles and cones, Bishop Pine, Pinus muricata
2014-04-18 10:20:50

Bishop pine (Pinus muricata) grows on or near the coast in California and Mexico; becoming endangered in Mexico. This tree also goes by the name of prickle cone pine, bull pine, Obispo pine, Santa Cruz pine and dwarf marine pine. This pine relies on the dense fog from the coast for its water supply as well as rainwater. This pine is also highly dependent on forest fires for future regeneration and may become extinct with the prevention of forest fires in its region. The Bishop pine grows...

Arizona Pine, Pinus arizonica
2014-04-18 10:05:00

Arizona pine (Pinus arizonica) is found in the United States in northern Mexico, southeast Arizona, southwest New Mexico, and western Texas. The Arizona pine closely resembles the Ponderosa Pine found growing in the Sierra Madre Occidental in Arizona south to Durango, CO. The Arizona pine grows in high elevations from 5906-8038 feet. It is a medium to tall pine growing to heights of 82-114.8 feet tall with a trunk diameter of up to 3 feet 11 inches. The bark on young trees is dark brown...

Apache Pine, Pinus engelmannii
2014-04-18 09:53:30

Apache pine (Pinus engelmannii) grows in the south west from northern Mexico to southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. This pine is closely related to the Michoacan pine and the longleaf pine. The Apache pine grows on canyon slopes, ridges, and stream-side terraces at altitudes between 5000 and 9100 feet above sea level. The climate preferred by this tree is somewhat dry with little rainfall during the summer. This pine can grow in all types of soil from sandy to clay and sand...

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,...

Slash pine, Pinus elliottii
2014-04-17 13:14:58

Slash pine (Pinus elliottii) is native to the southeastern United States, from South Carolina to Louisiana along with the Florida Keys and 45 percent, growing in Georgia. The name derives from the “slashes” for which they live. Slashes are swampy areas overgrown with trees and bushes. The Slash pine has adapted well outside of its natural range in areas such as Kentucky, Virginia and East Texas. This tree is also known as the yellow slash pine, southern pine, swamp pine, Cuban pine, or...

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