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2009-10-02 11:25:22

Using prairie plants to produce bio-energy would help bird populations threatened by the conversion of grasslands to corn, scientists in Michigan said. There are ways to grow biofuel that are more benign, David Flaspohler, an environmental scientist at Michigan Tech, said in the journal BioScience. The

2009-09-29 06:45:00

WHEATON, Ill., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Golden Aspen" (published by AuthorHouse), the charming new children's book by Cheryl A. Price, follows the life of a small tree nestled within the Colorado Rockies, and its struggle to be accepted by the other trees in the mountains.

2009-09-23 13:45:00

The American chestnut was a dominant species in eastern US's forests before a blight wiped it out in the early 1900s.

2009-09-01 08:07:12

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2009-06-20 08:22:43

“To thine own self be true” may take on a new meaning—not with people or animal behavior but with plant behavior.

2009-05-18 09:24:18

The answer to the looming fuel crisis in the 21st century may be found by thinking small, microscopic in fact. Microscopic organisms from bacteria and cyanobacteria, to fungi and microalgae

2009-05-13 08:13:01

Acquiring cheap genome sequence data can improve the quality of feedstocks used to create biofuels, according to a new study published in The Plant Genome.

2009-04-06 07:30:00

Role as Resource Supplier to Biofuels Market Part of Growth Strategy in Alternative Energy PASADENA, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc.

2008-12-12 20:09:47

An Indiana woman is blaming a hardworking chipmunk for filling the engine compartment of her car with black walnuts. Hope Wideup of DeMotte said she connected the damage to the chipmunk after a garden glove she had seen it steal from her yard turned up under the hood of her car before the destructive cache of walnuts, the Gary (Ind.) Post-Tribune reported Friday. She said the mess and damage caused by the walnuts cost $242.08 to clean and repair, Apparently this little guy stuffed a bunch...

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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.


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Dodecatheon pulchellum
2014-12-08 18:47:11

Dodecatheon pulchellum is a perennial, flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Pretty shooting star, the Few-flowered shooting star, the Dark throat shooting star and the Prairie shooting star. D. pulchellum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to the western United States. D. pulchellum typically grows in is desert environments. The plant is scattered throughout the Great Basin Deserts and the Mojave Desert. D. pulchellum...

Dodecatheon poeticum
2014-12-08 18:23:39

Dodecatheon poeticum is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Poet’s shooting star or the Narcissus shooting star. Its common names are referring to the plant’s unique flowers. D. poeticum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to western North America. D. poeticum grows in woodlands that see plenty of moisture in the springtime and drier summertime months. The plant prefers wide-open areas in direct sunlight....

Dicentra
2014-10-29 11:06:18

Dicentra is a genus of 8 species of perennial herbaceous plants in the Fumariaceae family. The plant may also be referred to as the Bleeding heart. Dicentra plants have bisymmetric, heart-shaped flowers. The two outer petals are spurred at the base and curve backwards at the tip. The two inner petals are straight and connect at the tip. They contain four petals and two tiny sepals. The leaves of Dicentra are contained in a basal rosette. The flowers are grown on leafless stalks. In other...

Dendromecon
2014-10-29 11:01:49

Dendromecon is a genus of shrubs or small trees. The genus may also be referred as the Tree poppy. Dendromecon can be found in California and northern Baja California. Dendromecon plants typically produce evergreen leaves that grow between 3 and 10 centimeters long. Its leaves have a narrow oval shape and taper to a point towards the end. The genus is known to have flowers that are yellow in coloration and shed after pollination. The Dendromecon genus consists of Dendromecon harfordii...

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...

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