Quantcast

Latest Flora of the United States Stories

e07901aba543a2bf8d4c49e5f5b28a731
2008-12-03 08:37:16

Converting forests or fields to biofuel crops can increase or decrease greenhouse gas emissions, depending on where "“ and which "“ biofuel crops are used, University of Illinois researchers report this month. The researchers analyzed data from dozens of studies to determine how planting new biofuel crops can influence the carbon content of the soil. Their findings appear this month in the journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy. Plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon...

2008-10-20 18:00:27

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CLTH) announces that it has placed its initial orders for equipment to be used at its first commercial site located in Chicago, Illinois. CleanTech expects to begin producing biomass from municipal solid waste for the production of renewable energy in the near-term. Initially, the biomass produced in Chicago will be co-fired with coal at existing coal fired power plants operating in the Chicago area....

2008-10-14 06:00:33

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A first-of-its-kind pilot-scale cellulosic ethanol plant has scheduled a groundbreaking event today at the University of Tennessee site in Vonore, Tennessee. The joint venture between the university, DuPont (NYSE:DD) (Wilmington, Delaware), Genencor International Incorporated (Palo Alto, California) and Danisco (CPH:DCO) (Copenhagen, Denmark) will break ground on the DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC "Grassoline" cellulosic...

2008-10-13 18:00:23

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CLTH) announces that it has closed the merger of Biomass North America Licensing, Inc. into its wholly-owned subsidiary. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080106/CLSU020LOGO) CleanTech plans to move quickly to implement its newly acquired technology at a commercial waste transfer station in Chicago, Illinois to produce cellulosic biomass from municipal solid waste. In cooperation with the...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Neste Oil Singapore Private Limited, a unit of Neste Oil (PINKSHEETS:NTOIF) (Espoo, Finland), has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the Tuas Power Scope Project. For details, view the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at http://www.industrialinfo.com/showNews.jsp?newsitemID=139807, or browse other breaking industrial news stories at...

2008-10-07 09:00:48

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- While corn-fed fuel-ethanol plants seem to be springing up right and left in the U.S., DuPont (NYSE:DD) (Wilmington, Delaware) has a unique research-driven perspective on both the upstream and downstream sectors of the alternative fuels market. In order to avoid the fuel-food competition, DuPont is focusing on nongrain energy crops, such as switchgrass, for fuel production. In downstream research, DuPont is currently teamed up...

2008-09-30 06:00:20

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL With 70,000 to 80,000 sage grouse scampering through thickets of high desert shrubs in Nevada, a casual observer might think the chickenlike bird is hardly a candidate for listing as a threatened or endangered species. The Nevada Department of Wildlife estimates, however, are down this year from 100,000 grouse in 2005, and the ratio of chicks to hens is the lowest recorded since the early 1980s. That gives weight to arguments by...

2008-09-29 00:00:28

By Murray Evans The Associated Press GUYMON, Okla. - Curtis Raines describes himself as "just a dumb old farmer" who's not afraid to ask an obvious question: Why grow corn for fuel when it could be used to feed hungry people? "That just doesn't make a lot of sense to me," Raines said. The 64-year-old Oklahoma Panhandle farmer is growing a 1,000- acre plot of switchgrass, billed as the world's largest of its type, to test whether the native plant can replace corn in making ethanol. The...

2008-09-22 03:00:22

By French, Brett A proposal to expand the Spring Creek Coal Co.'s mine in south- central Montana by almost 500 acres would cut into a section of important sage grouse habitat. "There are no active leks in close proximity to that area," said Dale Tribby, a Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist from Miles City. Leks are courtship grounds vital to the birds' reproduction. "But part of the area has been identified as important sage grouse habitat by BLM," even though only signs of...

2008-09-21 09:00:17

By ERIC FEBER By Eric Feber The Virginian-Pilot The state's Department of Forestry is asking residents to get a little squirrelly. They want you to round up as many nuts as you can. And that doesn't mean you should turn in spooky ol' Uncle Elmo or your weird cousin Harold, the Virginia Department of Forestry (D.O.F.) simply needs help collecting "tree nuts," better known as acorns. As part of its year-round "Going Native" volunteer project, the D.O.F is calling on residents to help...


Latest Flora of the United States Reference Libraries

Virginia Pine, Pinus virginiana, pollen cones
2014-05-19 09:44:09

Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana) grows in southern New York from Long Island and continues through the Appalachian Mountains to western Tennessee and Alabamain elevations as high as 2953 feet. This tree is also known as the scrub pine, spruce pine, or Jersey pine. The Harvard Arboretum in Boston, MA has cultivated Virginia pine on display. The Virginia pine is a medium sized tree growing from 29.5 – 59 feet tall with some getting as tall as 105 feet in perfect conditions. This tree grows...

Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa
2014-05-16 11:05:52

Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) is native to western North America in sixteen states as well as southern British Columbia, Canada. This tree is also known as the bull pine, blackjack pine, or western pitch, red and yellow pine, as well as Yosemite pine. The Ponderosa pine grows at sea level up to 9843 feet above sea level and can live 300-600 years. This pine is one of the largest pine trees growing to heights of 235 feet and can achieve a trunk diameter of 324 inches. The bark of mature...

Pond Pine, Pinus serotina
2014-05-16 10:40:26

Pond Pine (Pinus serotina) grows in the United States along the Atlantic coast from southern New Jersey south to Florida then west to southern Alabama. This pine grows in wet ground near ponds, and swamps and is also known as the marsh pine or pocosin pine. The pond pine is a small tree growing to heights of 82 feet with a trunk diameter of 2.6 feet. The tree tends to grow crooked and has several tops at the crown. The bark is scaly and reddish brown in color. The needles grow in bundles...

Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta
2014-04-27 08:06:16

Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is found in western North America in the upper mountains and subalpine regions of Colorado’s northern Rocky Mountains. This tree is considered to be invasive in New Zealand. This tree is also known as the shore pine, twisted pine, and contorta pine as well as black pine, scrub pine, and coast pine. The Lodgepole pine grows best between 8000 and 10,000 feet above sea level. They like to grow in well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy soils on gentle south...

Knobcone Pine Cone, Pinus attenuata
2014-04-27 07:44:40

Knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata) grows in the mountains of southern Oregon to Baja California. This tree is usually found in pure stands but can mix in with the Bishop pine and the Monterey pine along the Oregon-California coastline. This tree grows in shallow rocky infertile soil. The knobcone pine is a relatively short lived tree living 75-100 years. The Knobcone pine grows at sea level up to 5500 feet in elevation and is a short to medium tree growing to heights of 26-79 feet with a...

More Articles (40 articles) »
Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.