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Iconic Australasian Tree Fossils Found In South America
2014-01-09 15:06:30

Penn State Today in Australia they call it Kauri, in Asia they call it Dammar, and in South America it does not exist at all unless planted there; but 52 million years ago the giant coniferous evergreen tree known to botanists as Agathis thrived in the Patagonian region of Argentina, according to an international team of paleobotanists, who have found numerous fossilized remains there. "These spectacular fossils reveal that Agathis is old and had a huge range that no one knew about --...

2014-01-08 08:28:27

Loma Linda University Study Explores the Relationship between Avocado Consumption, Satiety and Blood Sugar IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research published in the November issue of Nutrition Journal reports adding one-half of a fresh avocado to a lunch may have helped healthy, overweight people feel more satisfied and reduced their desire to eat following a meal. The study was funded by the Hass Avocado Board. The pilot study, "A Randomized 3x3 Crossover Study to...

2014-01-07 23:02:36

For the second time, Nerium International is featured in Beautiful You Magazine. Addison, TX (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 For the second time, Nerium International™ has been featured in Beautiful You magazine, confirming its breakthrough results. In 2011, Nerium International launched NeriumAD® Age-Defying Treatment, and more recently, NeriumAD Age-Defying Day Cream, both of which have had tremendous success. Beautiful You provides beauty, fitness, health, personal development advice,...

2014-01-06 08:22:30

Wonderful Pistachios Returns to the Super Bowl with Two New Spots, New Campaign Theme LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wonderful Pistachios announced today that Stephen Colbert, Emmy-award winning host and executive producer of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," will star in two Super Bowl spots for the nation's leading pistachio grower. This will be Wonderful Pistachios' second consecutive Super Bowl appearance and will kick-off a new, full-year agreement with Mr....

2013-12-22 23:00:21

Today, iFitDress.com has excitedly announced its new selection of eggplant prom dresses. (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Today, iFitDress.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...

2013-12-19 12:29:07

TERRA BELLA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.--the nation's second largest pistachio processor and maker of Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites based in California's Central Valley--is excited to announce a new partnership with America's Nutrition Expert®, Mitzi Dulan, RD. Dulan is a nationally recognized nutrition and wellness expert, author, and Pinterest Influencer who has a massive 3.7 million Pinterest followers. In her brand new book,...

2013-12-18 23:29:09

Grand Vision Gaming, LLC recently released a new game, Coconut Keno. The game is currently available online for download from the iTunes App Store. Billings, Montana (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Grand Vision Gaming, LLC has released a new game, Coconut Keno, to its range of online games. This keno video game is currently available for download from the iTunes App Store. Coconut Keno is an extremely fun, lighthearted, and traditional keno game with a total of 9 symbols that are distributed on...

2013-12-18 11:57:23

The sweet-gum family Altingiaceae is a small group of wind-pollinated trees that produce hard, woody fruits that contain numerous seeds. This widespread tree family has been puzzling botanists for a while, due to its complicated taxonomic structure, and the morphological similarities between the different genera which makes their separation and description a challenge. Best known for their biogeographic intercontinental disjunction between E Asia and E North America, recent molecular analysis...

2013-12-17 08:25:14

TV star/author shares recipes that meld Mexican and American holiday traditions FALLSTON, Md., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Host of Extra and The X Factor Mario Lopez has partnered with Avocados From Mexico (AFM) to celebrate this holiday season by showcasing how his family combines Mexican and American holiday traditions, including the use of fresh avocados from Mexico in his favorite recipes. Those recipes and more are available on the AFM website to encourage consumers to...

2013-12-06 23:02:31

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Cocoa Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse Full Report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cocoa-market.html. Albany, NY (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Cocoa is the dried and fermented fatty bean of Theobroma cocoa, from which cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, oil, powder and cocoa solids are extracted. It is the basic ingredient of chocolate. There are three...


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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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