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2010-02-08 16:22:54

Around 30 to 40 million years ago, grasses on Earth underwent an epic evolutionary upheaval. An assemblage capitalized on falling levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide by engineering an internal mechanism to concentrate the dwindling CO2 supply that, like a fuel-injection system in a car, could more efficiently convert sunlight and nutrients into energy. The rise of C4 grasses is not disputed. They dominate in hot, tropical climes and now make up to 20 percent of our planet's vegetational...

2009-08-21 15:54:44

Officials in Orlando, Fla., say a plan to replace St. Augustine grass on right-of-ways with a hardier variety will save taxpayers $340,000 a year. City leaders said the new Bahia grass slated to replace the current St. Augustine grass in the $1 million scheme will save the city money in the long run by requiring less water, mowing and chemicals, WFTV, Orlando, reported Friday. It costs so much to maintain the St. Augustine, especially the water, said John Hogue with the city of Orlando. He...

2009-08-13 12:56:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- By investing a small amount of time and energy now, you can improve your lawn's good looks for fall and prime it for a green and glorious spring. Both warm and cool season grasses common in the U.S. can suffer substantial damage over the winter without proper care in the fall. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090217/CL71531LOGO ) The experts at TruGreen, the largest professional lawn care services provider in the United States,...

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2008-10-23 11:29:14

Talk about a field of dreams. Cornell bioenergy plant experts are learning which field grasses are the best candidates for "dedicated energy" crops in the Northeast, considering the region's climate and soil conditions. The experts hosted their first field day Sept. 10 to give farmers, government officials, extension educators and researchers the opportunity to view stands of tall grasses that represent the future of bioenergy in the Northeast. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences'...

2008-09-21 09:00:17

By MARY REID BARROW By Mary Reid Barrow Correspondent So, you've spent most every summer weekend mowing your lawn. Now you're about to spend your fall weekends fertilizing and planting grass seed so you will have even more grass to mow next spring and summer. Growing grass is kind of like doing the laundry. It's never done. But aren't there limits to how much lawn work we should do? Around here it's hard to plant a carefree lawn because fescue and other lawn grasses don't grow...

2008-09-09 12:00:18

By BARRY FUGATT Consider this. It takes the same time and energy to mow an ugly, weedy lawn as it does to mow a lush and healthy one. Therefore, since we're going to mow either way, it only makes sense to keep the lawn green and pretty. And I want to teach you how to do that with a minimum of expense and labor. On Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave., I'll teach a class on lawn establishment and care. In this class you'll learn which grasses are...

2008-08-20 03:00:25

By Nicolai, Nancy Smeins, Fred E; Cook, Jerry L ABSTRACT. - Vegetation composition is often dictated by grazing intensity in semiarid savannas; recovery following drought may depend on pre drought species composition. Nests of the red harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex barbatus, affect the dynamics, composition and recovery of post drought communities due to their larger size, greater seed production and higher perennial grass richness. We hypothesized that vegetation at ant nests would survive...

2008-07-25 09:00:51

By Martin E. Comas, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 25--MOUNT DORA When it comes to saving water, city leaders say it's time to practice what they preach -- starting with the front lawn at City Hall. In the past few weeks, workers have been busy replacing the city's water-thirsty St. Augustine grass and landscaping on Baker Street with drought-resistant plants and grass. Mount Dora also is replacing City Hall's "outdated" irrigation system with state-of-the-art sprinklers that only...

2008-07-19 12:00:28

Gardeners look forward to the county fair because it's an opportunity to show off the produce they have grown. County fairs throughout the area accept entries from 4-Her's and the general public in their horticulture divisions. The Shawnee County Fair, which is July 24 through 27, has open- class competition in fruits and vegetables as well as flowers and potted plants. Entries will be received between 1 and 6 p.m. July 24 in Exhibition Hall at the Kansas Expocentre. Call the local...

2008-07-19 06:00:20

By Doug Page Staff Writer UNION -- John Applegate doesn't want any of Union ending up in the Stillwater River. Toward that end, the Union native and longtime city manager has been paring away at the city's discharges from its sewage treatment plant. From 1967 through the 1990s, the city bought up river bottom land. Initially, it was used for the city well fields as well as for crops. Eight to nine years ago, the city shifted from row crops to prairie grass. "We went to grass to bring back...


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Central and Southern mixed grasslands
2013-04-19 16:42:25

The Central and Southern mixed grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a vast grassland area with few trees running north to south from central Nebraska through central Kansas and western Oklahoma to north central Texas, covering about 282,000 square kilometers. This is a transition zone between the Central tall grasslands and Central forest-grasslands transition ecoregions towards the east and the Western short...

Greater Cane Rat, Thryonomys swinderianus
2012-05-16 12:22:36

The greater cane rat (Thryonomys swinderianus) is one of two species of cane rats found in Africa. They prefer to reside in reed beds or riverbanks south of the Saharan Desert. They have adapted well to urbanization and will also live on plantations. The nocturnal greater cane rat lives in small groups that are led by one alpha male and will make their burrows underground or in grasses. The diet of this cane rat consists of cane plants and grasses. When frightened, the greater cane rat will...

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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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