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Urban Residential Desert Landscapes Classified By Researchers
2013-11-19 12:45:38

American Society for Horticultural Science Information helps residents and planners create landscape budgets, manage water resources A new study contains valuable information for homeowners and horticulturalists that live and work in desert regions. The study, the first of its type to classify desert plants into nine common types, includes recommendations for helping to plan and integrate lower water-use plants into urban landscapes. Interestingly, the researchers also determined...

2013-11-18 08:22:41

Investment will strengthen MAI's research and development activities TEL AVIV, Israel, November 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Makhteshim Agan Industries, the world leader in branded off-patent crop protection solutions, today laid the cornerstone of the company's new global Research and Development center at the Neot Hovav eco-industrial park. "We are consistently working towards the implementation and development of advanced technologies in the fields of chemistry and...

2013-11-15 23:03:42

This book will serve both the landscape architecture professionals and clients and funders of healing spaces. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 As hospital and assisted living facility interiors continue to evolve from white, clinical settings of decades ago to more colorful, patient-centered environments, there has been a similar revolution in the outdoor spaces that these facilities provide. A significant body of research confirms what many people have known intuitively: that...

2013-11-13 23:30:27

After a 32-year career, the current Chief Technology Officer of Quantum Spatial, Inc., Dr. Terrence Keating, has decided to step down from his daily involvement with the company operation. Sheboygan, WI, (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 After a 32-year career, the current Chief Technology Officer of Quantum Spatial, Inc., Dr. Terrence Keating, has decided to step down from his daily involvement with the company operation. Dr. Keating joined Quantum Spatial (then Aero-Metric, Inc.) in 2007 after...

2013-11-13 08:21:24

AZOUR, Israel, November 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ituran Location and Control Ltd. (NASDAQ: ITRN) announced that the Board of Directors approved the distribution of a cash dividend in the amount of NIS 0.60 per share or $0.17 per share, totaling approximately NIS 12.6 million or US$3.5 million. The dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of December 23, 2013. The Company will pay the dividend out on January 8, 2014. In its decision to approve the distribution...

2013-11-12 08:25:55

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) announced today that Michael Osborne will join the partnership to replace John Chandler, current chief financial officer, upon Chandler's previously-announced departure from the company on March 31, 2014. Osborne has more than 23 years experience in the energy industry with extensive experience in SEC reporting, debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and technical accounting and...

2013-11-12 08:22:56

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) today announced an exclusive contract with Ocean Imaging Corporation for cutting edge remote sensing capability. Ocean Imaging will provide its proprietary aerial surveillance technology as part of MSRC's overall strategy for enhancing the ability to tactically position response resources in the optimal areas of oil migration for responding to spills. The announcement was made today at the Clean...

Cave Paintings Found In Brazil Date Back To Ancient Hunter-Gatherers
2013-11-12 04:39:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and a local non-governmental organization, Instituto Quinta do Sol were recently tracking white-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) and gathering data in Brazil's Pantanal and Cerrado biomes when they discovered ancient cave drawings made by hunter-gatherer societies thousands of years ago. The findings, published in the journal Revista Clio Arqueológica, demonstrate that...

Glacier ‘Tiger Stripes’ Slowing Down Ice Flow In Antarctica
2013-11-08 17:21:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers writing online in the journal Science say they have found narrow stripes of dirt and rock underneath Antarctic glaciers create friction zones that slow the flow of ice toward the sea. These ribs, or “tiger stripes,” provide friction that hinders the glaciers from slipping along the underlying bed of rock and sediment. Understanding how these regions form and subside could help scientists know more about the flow of...

2013-11-05 23:24:54

At 2013 COPSWEST Expo, Company teams with SurveillanceGrid for versatile people tracking application. Morgan Hill, Calif. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Velodyne Acoustics Inc.’s LiDAR division (http://www.velodynelidar.com) , known for its real-time, 3D LiDAR sensors used in autonomous vehicles and for mobile mapping, is expanding its application portfolio into the security and surveillance domain. At 2013 COPSWEST Leadership Summit & Expo (http://www.cpoa.org/), under way through Nov....


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Flower garden
2013-08-21 08:27:49

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower gardens suitable for plants requiring shade. A haphazard flower garden is one that is allowed to...

Dusky Pademelon, Thylogale brunii
2013-05-01 15:23:20

The dusky pademelon (Thylogale brunii), also known as the dusky wallaby, is a marsupial that can be found on the Kai and Aru islands, Papua New Guinea, and in the Trans Fly savanna and grasslands ecoregion in Papua Province in Indonesia. It prefers a habitat in both arid and tropical savannahs, forests, shrublands, lowlands, and grasslands. This species was named after its discoverer, Cornelis de Bruijn, and was once commonly known as philander, or “friend of man,” and the Aru Island...

Central and Southern mixed grasslands
2013-04-19 16:42:25

The Central and Southern mixed grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a vast grassland area with few trees running north to south from central Nebraska through central Kansas and western Oklahoma to north central Texas, covering about 282,000 square kilometers. This is a transition zone between the Central tall grasslands and Central forest-grasslands transition ecoregions towards the east and the Western short...

Northern short grasslands
2013-04-18 23:18:40

The Northern short grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the American Great Plains states of Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The Northern short grasslands have a semi-arid climate, with the annual average precipitation ranging from 270mm to 450mm. The winters here are cold, with an average temperature of 14 degrees...

Northern tall grasslands
2013-04-18 23:14:41

The Northern tall grasslands is only 1 of 867 terrestrial ecoregions defined by the World Wide Fund for Nature. This ecoregion largely follows the Red River Valley in the Canadian province of Manitoba and the American states of Minnesota and North Dakota. The grasslands have a humid continental climate with moderate precipitation, normally between 450 and 700 mm. The winters are very cold, with an average temperature of 9.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and the summer are warm with the mean...

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