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2011-08-04 13:22:04

Scientists report they have found that savannas prevailed most of East African sites where human ancestors and their ape relatives evolved for the past 6 million years.

2011-07-28 14:40:00

DALLAS, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manicured yards are highly desirable but a number of factors can prevent gardeners from achieving preferred results.

2011-04-22 11:51:00

The Big Business of Getting Your Yard Care Dollar WASHINGTON, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lawn care season kicks off this month, and 20-year lawn care expert Richard Tighe is coming forward to let Americans know: you may actually be making your yard less healthy, and causing more problems like weeds and grubs, when you apply the very fertilizer product you trust to green-up your yard.

2011-04-12 00:00:28

Making the environment safer one lawn at a time is the mission of Natural Technologies Inc., a New Hampshire based company specializing in natural lawn and garden solutions. NTI acquired Fire Belly Inc.

2011-03-24 00:00:27

There’s one in every neighborhood: the home with the lush, thick green lawn. Neighbors often assume the owner meticulously cares for the grass every weekend and convince themselves, they do not have the time or money to care for their lawn in the same way.

2011-03-15 06:00:00

MILWAUKEE, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you struggling with lawn and yard care? Are the weeds growing but the grass isn't? Maybe you're embarrassed by patchy grass and an overgrown landscape.

2011-03-10 08:00:00

HOLMDEL, N.J., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As spring nears and green creeps back into the landscape, lawns across the nation will need a little extra help to recover from the harsh winter months and return to lush, healthy life.

2011-03-02 09:18:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With nearly 75 percent of the 1.2 million Palm Beach County residents owning homes and the National Weather Service's prediction for "exceptionally dry" conditions in Florida this winter, water districts are considering additional mandates to dramatically reduce water usage across the state.

2011-02-01 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While millions of people, businesses, schools and homeowners use synthetic turf for landscape and play, one of its major beneficiaries is the environment.

2010-12-29 13:59:02

Traditional turfgrass management programs rely heavily on the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.


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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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.