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2014-04-15 23:07:00

The natural skin care company has partnered with Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network in an effort to help conserve biodiversity and create jobs in Madagascar. Sterling, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 For over a decade, Shea Terra Organics, a natural skin care line made using indigenous African ingredients, has provided 100% Pure Tamanu Oil (Certified Organic) from Madagascar. Starting this month, the oil that customers have come to love for its healing and anti-aging benefits will now be...

2014-04-15 16:28:12

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) - When you walk down the aisles of your local grocery store, there's a good chance you'll see a parent or two scrupulously reading packaging for buzzwords, like healthy, organic and natural -- the list goes on. Maybe you're one of those parents. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140415/73262 When making food decisions for your family, you might be looking for healthy, delicious options that your children will want to eat....

2014-04-01 23:01:54

Feet Treat offers a natural skin remedy for itchy, dry feet. Zion FeetTreat Xtreme, now sold at Whole Foods Market in Walnut Creek, CA. (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Natural health product pioneer Zion Health introduces its all-natural foot cream as a new addition to Whole Foods Market, located at 1333 Newell Ave in Walnut Creek, CA. Zion Health is pleased to announce that eco-friendly, organic grocer Whole Foods Market located on 1333 Newell Ave in Walnut Creek, CA will now carry Zion’s...

2014-04-01 23:00:18

Today, UWDress.com has excitedly announced its new selection of eggplant prom dresses. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Today, UWDress.com, a renowned wedding dress manufacturer and retailer from China, has excitedly announced its new selection of eggplant prom dresses. Moreover, the company has launched a promotion of the fresh gowns. Now, all of them are offered at deeply discounted prices, up to 70% off. The CEO of the company says, “We are happy to release the new designs of eggplant prom...

2014-03-31 23:27:38

Less than two weeks after participating in the Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim, California, Herbal Papaya is pleased to announce new formals and products as a direct result of customer, health professional and retailer feedback. Murphy, Texas (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 “Meeting with customers, media, distributors and retailers, was truly a pleasure and very enlightening. We learned so much, and truly appreciate the feedback we received. We have been working non-stop to implement the...

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...

2014-03-27 23:32:31

Puig Hair Restoration Center Introduces Nerium Products Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 For more than 30 years, Dr. Carlos Puig has operated the Puig Hair Restoration Center as one of the leading centers for hair restoration and transplants. By conducting countless hours of research and product development, Puig Hair Restoration Center is an invaluable tool for enhancing people's natural appearance by promoting and maintaining full heads of hair. Assisting in these efforts is the...

2014-03-26 23:02:52

The Grounds Guys have ways to walk away “alive” using plants and other natural foliage to avoid being made a zombie. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 From the hit television show “The Walking Dead” to the popular online game Plants vs. Zombies, now, more than ever, it is time to be prepared to survive the zombie apocalypse. Overall, surviving a zombie apocalypse may sound tough, but The Grounds Guys have ways to walk away “alive” using plants and other natural foliage to...

2014-03-21 20:20:53

' has a host of unforgettable characters keeping you on the seat of your pants. NEW YORK, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In 'Losing Plum Blossom' a compelling novel of love, intrigue and war in the Far East, by Eleanor Morris Wu, published by BookBaby, Clarissa, a Vietnam war widow from Kansas travels to Taiwan the last place her husband was deployed before he was shot down over China. Depressed and lonely, Clarissa falls madly in love with the charismatic half Taiwanese,...

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...


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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...

Scots Pine
2014-04-14 10:50:20

Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is the only native pine to Europe and Asia and was introduced in New Zealand and the colder climates of North America. The Scots pine grows at sea level to 3281 feet in the northern regions and 3937-8530 feet in the south. The Scots pine grows to heights of 114 feet with a trunk that is just over three feet through. The bark is thick and dark grey-brown on the lower trunk with the upper trunk having bark that is thin and orange. The trunk is long and straight...

Austrian Pine, Pinus nigra
2014-02-26 10:11:45

Austrian pine (Pinus nigra), also known as the European Black Pine, grows in southern Mediterranean Europe from Spain to the Crimea, in Asia Minor and on Corsica/Cyprus. This pine can also be found in North Africa in the high mountains. The Austrian pine grows from sea level up to 6,600 feet and is most prevalent at the 820 – 5,200 foot level. This tree is considered to be an invasive species in New Zealand. The Austrian pine is an evergreen growing 66-180 feet tall growing as much as...

Cones of a Mountain pine, Pinus mugo
2014-02-26 09:53:40

Mountain pine (Pinus mugo) is found in the mountains of Central Europe. The mountain pine is a short, stubby, slow growing tree. The mountain pine can be found in the Alps, northern Apennines and the Balkan Peninsula mountains. The pine grows at altitudes of 3,281-7,218 feet. The mountain pine may also be found growing at 656 feet in Germany and Poland and as high as 8,858 feet in Bulgaria and in the Pyrenees. The mountain pine is also considered an invasive species and has spread in the high...

Needles of a Maritime pine, Pinus pinaster
2014-02-26 09:31:07

Maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) grows naturally in the western and southwestern Mediterranean region primarily Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. The Maritime pine can also be found in Portugal and Spain, southern and western France, and Italy with smaller stands in Algeria and Malta. This pine is considered to be an invasive species in South Africa. The Maritime pine grows from sea level to about 1969 feet but can grow in altitudes as high as 6562 feet as seen in the southern range of Morocco....

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