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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...

Excessive Deer Populations Suppress Native Plant Biodiversity
2014-03-20 16:25:13

University of Miami Researchers from the University of Miami and University of Pittsburgh conclude that excess deer facilitate population explosion of exotic plants, while suppressing populations of native plants Too much garlic mustard growing in the forests of Pennsylvania? Actually, the problem may be too many deer. A new study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that an overpopulation of deer is the primary reason garlic mustard is...

2014-03-17 12:27:29

ADDISON, Texas, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nerium International, creator of the best-selling NeriumAD line of age-defying products, announces Roy Truett as President of International. Truett is responsible for establishing company operations and process improvement in international markets as the company expands worldwide starting in Canada this Spring. As an energetic and accomplished leader in strategic and tactical planning for overall company process and operations, Truett...

2014-03-06 23:26:30

Former Clif Bar & Company Brand Director joins the natural beverage company as demand rises and growth continues. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Zola®, maker of top-selling Coconut Waters and Açaí Juices in the United States, today announced the appointment of Rosa Compean, as the Vice President of Marketing, to its executive team. Compean is responsible for marketing and product strategy, consumer marketing programs, public relations and digital media. The...

2014-03-02 23:02:41

Women Can Finally Achieve That Beloved Hourglass Shape with the Brazilian-Based Moriche Palm Diet Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2014 Women want curves, and that sexy hourglass shape that screams, “Yes, I’m Latina!” The Moriche (mor-ee-chee) Palm Diet is a popular diet in Brazil that’s now hitting the United States: It provides a natural lift to the bum, a slimmer waist, and firmer curves in just six weeks. The Moriche Palm Diet features supplements rich in the aguaje fruit...

2014-02-27 23:25:15

Pucker up, and experience “Hydration with a Twist™” at booth # 2414. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Zola®, maker of top-selling Coconut Waters and Açaí Juices in the United States, has expanded its product line to include Coconut Water Lemonade, just in time for Expo West 2014. This newest flavor innovation combines naturally-hydrating Coconut Water with the refreshing flavor of lemonade for a taste that is a perfect balance of tart and sweet. And that’s not...

2014-02-24 12:26:36

Global expansion plans and record-breaking growth attract top executive. ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nerium International announces the appointment of Jeffrey Dahl to the position of Co-Chief Executive Officer. Dahl will be responsible for leading the company's global growth initiatives to build upon the record-breaking success the company has experienced in its first two years of operation. Nerium International, utilizing the direct selling model as the sole...

2014-02-18 23:29:28

The new “Benefits Of Coconut Oil” report on the website Vkool.com reveals to people useful advantages of coconut oil. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The new “Benefits Of Coconut Oil” article on the website Vkool.com covers positive effects of coconut oil. At the beginning of the article, the author indicates that coconut oil is better than average face moisturizer. Actually, commercial moisturizers include lots of water, which may make people feel like their skin is being...

2014-02-14 23:02:34

Groundbreaking skincare company appoints industry leader as Co-CEO. Addison, TX (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Nerium International, creator of the best-selling NeriumAD line of age-defying products, announces the appointment of Jeffrey Dahl to the position of Co-Chief Executive Officer, International Handling. Dahl will be responsible for leading the company’s global growth initiatives and expanding business overseas. Prior to his appointment at Nerium, Dahl was President of Amway Latin...


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Western White Pine, Pinus monticola
2014-07-15 13:59:55

Western white pine (Pinus monticola) grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada growing in the Rocky Mountains, The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, as well as growing along the Coast. The pine is also known as silver pine or Idaho pine as it is that states tree. The Western White pine grows at different elevations depending on its region. In Canada it is found growing from sea level up to 3,940 feet and in Washington state it grows up to 6,070 feet above sea level. In...

Smooth-bark Mexican Pine, Pinus pseudostrobus
2014-07-15 13:42:04

Smooth-bark Mexican pine (Pinus pseudostrobus) grows near Northern El Salvador, the highlands in Guatemala, and West Honduras and central Mexico. This tree has also been introduced to New Zealand. Fifteen mature Mexican pines can be found in the Palo Verde County Park located in Imperial County, CA. This tree grows from heights of 65.6 feet to 131.2 feet and occasionally may reach 147.6 feet. It can be found growing from 4265 feet in elevation to 10,660 feet; although, this tree has done...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Limber Pine, Pinus flexilis
2014-07-15 12:33:20

Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) grows in the sub-alpine mountainous regions of the Western United States, Mexico, and Canada, with a small cropping found in the Black Hills in South Dakota. One of the oldest trees to be documented is found in Eagle Cap Wilderness in Oregon and is reported to be 2000 years old. This pine is also known as the Southwestern White Pine and Rocky Mountain White Pine. The Limber pine is drought tolerant and grows at high elevations (5000-12,000 feet) marking the...

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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.