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2013-07-25 23:01:49

An article in the current issue of the journal Rangeland Ecology & Management provide a participatory method to develop indicators of plant and animal diversity that can evaluate many environments yet also be tailored to a specific habitat. The authors concluded that their method encourages group decision-making, and it easily and rapidly tests the response of biological diversity to grazing in an area. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 People have long believed that too many...

2013-07-01 23:23:41

Wonder Soil donated its Patented Wonder Soil Seeding Mix for a comparative study at Floyd Lamb Park, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 The City of Las Vegas has stepped to the plate and is Greening the Desert for hosts of Eco Conscious stars & athletes like Tiger Woods, Andre Agassi and Bono. Mayor Goodman in her continued effort for positive change with commitment to the community, conducted a dramatic comparative study to find the most water efficient seeding...

2013-06-28 23:17:49

An article in the June issue of the journal Rangelands details a conservation partnership across 11 western states that is bringing a more unified approach to reducing threats to the sagebrush ecosystem and the wildlife that inhabits it. It is a proactive tactic to reduce the fuel that can feed wildfires and also lay a course for recovery of desired plant and wildlife in the wake of a fire. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 A conservation partnership across 11 western states is bringing...

2013-06-27 23:24:27

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® Interview with Soil, Water and Garden Researcher Winston Kao. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 “Water your lawn at night,” says agricultural researcher Winston Kao in a recent interview on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show. The recommendation, Kao realizes, goes against nearly all available information about lawn and grass care. Kao has discovered that night lawn watering enables grass to utilize water far more...

2013-06-06 23:24:21

Severe Climate Conditions Balanced by Weather-proof Landscape Innovation Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Severe weather has left lawns across the United States in poor shape. Amid the unpredictable climate conditions nationwide, lawns have struggled to maintain their lush, green appearance. A long, colder than expected spring and harsh, wet weather in the Midwest and South have landscapers and gardeners seeking fast, effective fixes. Science Solutions now offers Get It Green, an...

2013-05-06 23:17:29

Rototiller Guy Features an Exclusive Formula on Website for Determining the Price of Landscaping for Los Angeles Area Residents. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Mike Georgia, owner of Rototiller Guy, has created an easy to use tool on his website, http://www.rototillerguy.com for determining landscaping costs. “No other landscaper in the United States has a tool for estimating landscaping costs, like this,” said Mike. Instead of going through the hassle of calling...

2013-04-29 23:04:25

Rising costs of landscape and garden care are causing financial distress for homeowners across the United States. Landscape.com offers groundbreaking solutions for homeowners and landscape developers alike, by creating a real time virtual marketplace where both can greatly benefit, keeping gardens and wallets green. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 With economic stresses placed upon homeowners and business owners these days, the last thing they need is a huge bill for garden and...


Latest Grasslands Reference Libraries

Great Basin Shrub Steppe
2013-04-19 20:40:07

The Great Basin shrub steppe ecoregion, located within the Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome, incorporates a variety of xeric shrub-steppe sub-ecoregions in the area of the Great Basin in the Western United States. It’s within the North American Desert area, and includes a great deal of Nevada, northeastern and eastern California east of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range rain shadows, and some parts of Utah and Idaho. The Great Basin Desert and semi-arid non-desert xeric shrubland...

Semi-arid Pampas
2013-04-18 23:08:40

The Semi-arid Pampas, alternatively known as the Dry Pampas, is a temperate grassland ecoregion located in central Argentina. The Semi-arid Pampas cover an area of 126,000 square miles, including western Buenos Aires Province, southern Cordoba and San Luis Provinces and most of La Pampa Province. The area is, in all, a home to no more than a million people, who normally enjoy some of the nation’s lowest poverty rates. Not dissimilar to the more humid pampas to the east, the area is...

Kazakh Uplands
2013-04-18 23:02:25

The Kazakh Uplands, known also as the Kazakh Hummocks, is a large peneplain formation that stretches throughout the central and eastern regions of Kazakhstan. It’s made up of low mountain oases and elevated plains, and contains large deposits of coal within the north and copper within the south. Rare species, such as the Asiatic Cheetah, may still reside in this region. Several notable cities, including the country’s capital, Astana, are located there. A portion of the Kazakh Uplands...

Mongolian-Manchurian Grassland
2013-04-18 22:58:55

The Mongolian-Manchurian grassland ecoregion, known also as the Mongolian-Manchurian Steppe, located in the temperate grassland Biome, is found in Mongolia, the Chinese Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia and northeastern China. The grassland covers an area of 342,600 square miles. This Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Biome, creates a large crescent around the Gobi Desert, stretching across central...

Overgrazing
2013-04-01 12:31:24

Overgrazing occurs when plants are unprotected to intensive grazing for extended periods of time, or without enough recovery periods. It can be a result of either livestock in poorly managed agricultural applications, or by overpopulations of native or non-native wild animals. Overgrazing reduces the usefulness, biodiversity, and productivity of the land and is one cause of desertification and erosion. It’s also considered to be a cause of the spread of invasive species of non-native...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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