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In response to climate change, will a postage-sized-domain move uphill--and ultimately out of room?
The normally tranquil country roads of South Africa's Cederberg district are resounding to the rumble of trucks packed to overflowing with bales of reedy herbs. It's harvest time for rooibos, a health tea that is winning fans from Berlin to Tokyo.
Leucadendron argenteum is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be referred to as the Silver tree or the Silver leaf tree. L. argenteum belongs to the Proteaceae family. Its only naturally occurring growth can be found in South Africa, specifically in the Cape Peninsula in Cape Town. The species is currently endangered and is protected in South Africa. The L. argenteum species grows upright and typically grows between 16 and 22 feet tall. The tree has been known to reach even 52...
The Micro Frog (Microbatrachella capensis) is a minute species of frog belonging to the Pyxicephalidae family, in the monotypic genus Microbatrachella. At about .71 inches long, it is one of the smallest regional species. Its color varies from rufous brown with dark mottling, to tan or green, depending on the population. It is native to the south-western Cape area of South Africa, with a single population located on the Cape Flats of Cape Town and a series of populations on the eastern...
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).