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Forest Soil Traps More Carbon Than Thought
2013-04-01 14:02:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The planting and expansion of forests not only allows for the trapping of carbon in the trees themselves, it also fosters carbon absorption in the soil where the trees are rooted. Previous studies have shown that more carbon is sequestered in forest soils that in the trees, but according to new research in“¯the“¯Soil Science Society of America Journal, newly forested lands show a marked increase in carbon...

2013-02-22 23:02:58

Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care says recent snowfall does not mean the Colorado drought is over, advises diligence and offers lawn and tree care tips. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 Colorado lawn care company Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care advises that while recent snowfall in Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado´s high country is welcome, it is not enough to alleviate concerns about the impact of the current drought on lawns and trees. “We welcome the...

2013-02-11 23:03:48

Mark Manquen will describe how the new health care laws will impact employers and individuals. Mark is presenting at the upcoming ArborCon show on February 19, 2013, in Lansing, Michigan. Troy, Michigan (PRWEB) February 11, 2013 Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group, LLC (http://www.CornerstoneMunicipal.com) is pleased to announce its President, Mark A. Manquen, will be among the presenters at this year´s ArborCon show. Mark will be presenting “Tracking Part Time Employment...


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Integrated farming
2013-09-20 13:33:38

Integrated farming is the practice of growing crops and raising livestock simultaneously. Integrated farming is diversification at its best. One intense example of integrated farming can be found in China where fish farming has been integrated with raising livestock, along with growing agricultural crops, such as vegetables. Other examples of integrated farming include using pigs to clear fields of rocks and roots prior to planting a crop. Poultry is used to clean up rotten fruit and...

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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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