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Climate Change Affects Pacific Northwest Mountain Meadows
2012-11-04 07:40:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Reduced amounts of snow cover, longer growing seasons, and other factors associated with climate change are adversely affecting a high mountain meadow in central Oregon. And experts believe that global warming is having a similar impact on such landscapes throughout the Pacific Northwest. In research funded by the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the US Forest Service and published in the journal Landscape Ecology,...

2010-06-01 10:27:00

TAMPA, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading provider and innovator of concrete accessories, Meadow Burke, announces the release of the MB Barrier Reflector Connector. Skip Francies, National Precast Manager for Meadow Burke says, "The new MB Barrier Reflector Connector brings forward simplicity and functionality as the values for the customer. However the real breakthrough, and primary benefit, is improved highway safety." The MB Reflector Connector channel is easy to install,...

2009-12-10 11:58:29

A resourceful approach to climate research How do plant ecosystems react to rising concentrations of the greenhouse gas CO2 in the atmosphere over the long term? This fundamental question is becoming increasingly pressing in light of global climate change. Researchers from the Chair of Grassland Science at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have now "“ for the first time worldwide "“ taken up this issue for grasslands. The scientists found their answers in two unlikely...

2008-09-27 09:00:17

By LINDA McKEE THE BALLYCOLLIN WALK, SLIEVENACLOY NATURE RESERVE Tucked into a peaceful valley among the heights of the Belfast Hills is Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, a rich patchwork of different habitats harbouring all sorts of wildlife. The reserve, managed by the Ulster Wildlife Trust, is a mosaic of species rich grassland, wet heathland and rush pasture but there are also areas of fen, bog, and a stream system. The lowland meadow and rush pasture habitats are among the rarest kinds...

2008-09-04 00:00:10

By Josh Sims We've lost 97 per cent of our meadowland and its wildlife to farming. But one campaigner is fighting to save what's left. Josh Sims meets a man on a mission So you thought looking after your lawn was hard work? Spare a thought for Jon Valters, who tends to a lot more grass than the average gardener. To be precise, some 147 acres, leased in Carmel National Nature Reserve in Carmarthenshire - on which he is spending some 200,000 from the Welsh Assembly to do, well, as little...

2008-06-14 00:00:13

The Environment Agency is making hay to ensure a rare conservation area on the edge of York continues to attract wildlife and has a healthy eco system. Rawcliffe Meadows is a floodplain meadow of the sort which has declined by more than 95 per cent in England and Wales since the Second World War, mainly due to intensive farming methods. The EA is removing half a hectare of nettles before adding a hay cover that should help to return the floodplain meadow to a more natural state and...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.