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La Brea fossils
2014-04-11 04:43:36

[ Watch the Video: Research Shows Climate Change Drove Evolution Of Ice Age Predators ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time, the authors of two new scientific papers have documented the impact that global climate change had on the evolution of Ice Age-era predators whose remains were discovered in California’s La Brea Tar Pits. The authors of the two studies explain that climate warming helped drive the evolution of creatures such as dire...

Rare Leafcutter Bee Fossils Reveal Ice Age Environment At The La Brea Tar Pits
2014-04-10 15:44:39

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Scientists use micro CT scans and research modern-day bees to understand habitat and climate of Southern California during late Pleistocene The La Brea Tar Pits, the world's richest and most important Ice Age fossil locality, is most celebrated for it collection of saber-toothed cats and mammoths. The site's lesser known, but equally vast insect collection, is also of great significance. Recent examination of fossil leafcutter bee nest cells...

2012-02-14 20:00:00

-- 8 Grants Focus on Redwood Forest Ecology San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 Save the Redwoods League today announced more than $100,000 in research grants to fund projects that will expand scientific knowledge of the biology and ecology of coast redwood and giant sequoia forests. This research can help us answer big questions that will protect the health of people, wildlife, redwood forests and the entire planet. The grants were awarded to researchers at San Francisco State...

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2012-01-27 06:53:12

According to long-term studies in Amazonia, Africa and central America, the worlds largest trees are dying off due to the encroachment of man. The roads and villages that men build fragment forests while the trees are battling against severe droughts, pests and diseases. The studies have shown that the trees have adapted well to centuries of storms, pests and short-term climactic extremes, reports the Guardian. But these large trees are counterintuitively more vulnerable than other trees...

2011-07-11 10:10:00

EUREKA, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Redwood Company today announces the launch of Dream Builder, an inspirational online experience that gives homeowners easy-to-use tools for creating the perfect outdoor living room. The Dream Builder tool is free and can be found at www.californiaredwoodco.com. "Imagining your new deck isn't just fun, it's the first step in planning and The California Redwood Company is here to help," says Carl Schoenhofer, vice president and...

2011-05-01 00:09:06

Redwoods on Google Earth 3D Trees for the First Time San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, announced today that it has partnered with iNaturalist.org to launch Redwood Watch. Redwood Watch is an international citizen-based science project that encourages people around the world to help scientists study redwoods as climate changes. By simply sharing...

2010-10-26 11:00:00

California's National Parks, Economy Face Climate-Change Threats SAN FRANCISCO and DENVER, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human-caused climate disruption could make Yosemite National Park hotter this century than Sacramento has been, according to a new report from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The report includes new local climate projections for ten national parks in California. With what the California Climate...

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2010-09-21 13:17:36

A utility company found a trove of animal fossils that dates back 1.4 million years at a building site it was working on. Researchers say the find could help fill in the blanks of Southern California's history. The area contains nearly 1,500 bone fragments, including a giant cat that was the ancestor of the saber-toothed tiger, ground sloths the size of a modern-day grizzly bear, two types of camels and over 1,200 bones from small rodents.  Researchers said that other finds include...

2010-04-30 14:44:00

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequoia Grove Winery is proud to announce a partnership with the Sequoia Parks Foundation (SPF) through the development of the Sequoia Grove Winery Save a Tree Campaign, continuing the winery's longtime commitment to preserving both its natural environment and the future of giant sequoias. The program begins today on National Arbor Day, Friday, April 30th, with an event at the winery and will continue through the end of the year. The Sequoia...

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2010-03-18 09:25:00

A 3,000-year record from 52 of the world's oldest trees shows that California's western Sierra Nevada was droughty and often fiery from 800 to 1300, according to new research. Scientists reconstructed the 3,000-year history of fire by dating fire scars on ancient giant sequoia trees, Sequoiadendron giganteum, in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park. Individual giant sequoias can live more than 3,000 years. "It's the longest tree-ring fire history in the world, and it's from this amazing...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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