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Increasing Shrubs Reduce The Positive Climate Contribution Of Peatlands
2012-12-26 05:44:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bogs and mires are important ecosystems that also play an important role the storage of global atmospheric carbon emissions. According to a study in Nature Climate Change, the peat mosses, which are found in boglands and drive the production of peat, are being outcompeted by vascular plants, resulting in bog degradation. In the study, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) closely...

2011-09-29 16:00:00

So what is it about moss that is making it more and more popular these days? According to Heidi Masucci, Operations Manager at Moss Acres, it seems that most people just "love the way it makes them feel - almost like a kid again, playing barefoot in the woods near a pond or stream." Al Benner, owner of Moss Acres goes on to explain: "More than likely it is the visual element of moss and the wide variety of vivid shades of green that elicit this soothing effect. Studies have shown that the...

2011-06-07 05:00:00

NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- People the world over are flocking to connect and share news and views via social media sites, and investor interest in them is at a fever pitch. However, according to entrepreneur, technologist and author Frank Moss, "We can do much better. Meaningful innovation is stagnating in America. Yes, we can access any information, and connect with anyone, anytime from our mobile devices. But if we are to thrive, and not just survive, in the 21st century, we...

2011-04-01 05:18:00

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The British Golf Invitational Series took place on the 24th of March at the Johannesburg Country Club where a large number of British expats gathered together for a good cause. The deVere charity event included a golf tournament of about 62 golfers, which was followed by a special interview with Legendary former F1 race car driver Sir Stirling Moss, which was conducted by local radio presenter Dan Nicholl. The event proceeded with a...

2011-03-30 07:45:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning AC / Country artist Jimmy White has been a pet lover for many years and recently was honored to contribute a song to a benefit CD that was very close to his heart. White contributed his heart-felt single "Good Friends are Hard to Find" to the "Bands 4 Bella" benefit CD that has just been released by the Bella Moss Foundation. This CD is a compilation of songs from 17 recording artists from the Buffalo, NY area. These artists each...

2011-02-23 17:26:44

Biology researchers discover that bacteria living in mosses on tree branches twice as effective at "˜fixing' nitrogen as those on the ground A new study by Dr. Zoë Lindo, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at McGill University, and Jonathan Whiteley, a doctoral student in the same department, shows that large, ancient trees may be very important in helping forests grow. These findings highlight the importance of maintaining the large old-growth...

2011-01-31 07:00:00

WALLA WALLA, Wash., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Organix, Inc. of Walla Walla, Washington announced today that it has begun shipping its horticultural peat moss alternative, RePeet(TM), from a dairy in Yakima County, Washington. RePeet(TM) is manufactured from dairy fiber resulting from the anaerobic digestion of manure for renewable energy production. An anaerobic digester acts like a short term, renewable peat bog - submerging the fiber for up to 45 days. Organix further processes the...

2010-10-20 08:13:00

SWINDON, England, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has reported that a rare and distinctive thatch moss, thought to have been on the verge of disappearing because of modern thatching techniques, has been discovered at ten new sites and mostly on buildings owned by the National Trust. Before the latest discoveries, thatch moss, Leptodontium gemmascens, was only known to exist at a handful of sites in southern England. Matthew Oates, Nature Conservation Adviser at the National...

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2010-09-15 10:06:14

A modest moss gives insight into global carbon cycling The diversity of life that can be seen in environments ranging from the rainforests of the Amazon to the spring blooms of the Mohave Desert is awe-inspiring. But this diversity would not be possible if the ancestors of modern plants had just stayed in the water with their green algal cousins. Moving onto dry land required major lifestyle changes to adapt to this new "hostile" environment, and in turn helped change global climate and...


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Reindeer Moss, Cladonia rangiferina
2005-06-02 10:18:18

Reindeer moss is a moss belonging to the family Cladoniaceae. It grows in both temperate and cold climate areas. It has had great economical importance, since it is the main fodder for reindeers. It can also be used in the making of aquavit and is sometimes used as decoration in glass windows. Reindeer moss is actually another name for reindeer lichen. This lichen is found in the Alpine tundra and can survive in the cold. Image Caption: Reindeer Moss photographed in White Oak Mountain,...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.