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The Case Of The Dying Aspens
2011-12-14 04:00:20

Over the past 10 years, the death of forest trees due to drought and increased temperatures has been documented on all continents except Antarctica. This can in turn drive global warming by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by trees and by releasing carbon locked up in their wood. New research led by Carnegie researcher and Stanford University PhD student William Anderegg offers evidence for the physiological mechanism governing tree death in a drought. The...

2010-12-29 13:36:27

Study investigates production, standardization, expansion methods for cut flower market Woody ornamental plants with colorful or unusually shaped stems, buds, flowers, or fruits represent a growing specialty niche in cut flower production markets. These unique plants can be good prospects for off-season production, offering distinct benefits such as extended growing seasons, respectable financial returns, hardiness, and the ability to produce multiple harvests from single plantings. A...

2010-10-15 16:26:13

Scientific risk assessment conducted on introduction of exotic species A potential solution for global energy demands is the use of Poplar, a fast-growing tree with high yields, for biofuels. To get the most out of Poplar plantations, varieties that are the best fit for the conditions"”ones with disease resistance or higher yields, for example"”are desired. But do these plantations of new, non-native (exotic) species impact nearby native populations of Poplar? In particular, is...

2010-08-18 13:20:56

Despite the many cosmetic products, surgical treatments, food supplements, and drugs designed specifically to reverse the biological effects of aging in humans, long-lived aspen clones aren't so lucky. Researchers at the University of British Columbia have shown that as long-lived male aspen clones age, their sexual performance declines. Dilara Ally, who conducted this research for her Ph.D., also showed that with that loss of sex and sexual fitness, ultimately the lineage could go extinct....

2010-03-03 13:20:00

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) announced today that the company, its employees and allied Aspen Dental practices would donate more than $52,000 to the American Red Cross as a result of its "An Hour for Haiti" program. "An Hour for Haiti" was a voluntary program launched by ADMI in late January that gave ADMI employees as well as employees of allied Aspen Dental practices the option of donating the equivalent of one hour's pay to the American...

2010-02-25 07:05:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gas money for your tank doesn't grow on trees, but one day you might be filling up with fuel that does. A team of researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Bowie State University is working on ways to turn poplar trees into high-yield crops for biofuels including ethanol, the renewable biofuel used in gasoline blends and flex-fuel vehicles. The hybrid trees would be grown on plantations and harvested without...

2010-01-26 09:23:00

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the growing humanitarian crisis following the recent earthquake in Haiti, Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) announced today that it was launching "An Hour for Haiti," a voluntary program that gives Aspen Dental employees the option of donating the equivalent of one hour's pay to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief and development. Aspen Dental will match employee donations with a dollar-for-dollar contribution of up to $75,000....

2009-09-29 06:45:00

WHEATON, Ill., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Golden Aspen" (published by AuthorHouse), the charming new children's book by Cheryl A. Price, follows the life of a small tree nestled within the Colorado Rockies, and its struggle to be accepted by the other trees in the mountains. The small tree's tale is chronicled through Price's whimsical prose and captured visually with lively, colorful illustrations. The small tree stood three feet tall, towered over by the taller cedars and...

2008-09-16 09:00:28

The Fillmore Ranger District will be conducting a prescribed burn in the Horse Hollow area of Fishlake National Forest, starting the first week of October and continuing through December, U.S. Forest Service officials said Friday. Some nearby communities and residents may be affected for short periods of time, and burn dates will be determined by weather conditions. The so-called Horse Hollow Hazardous Fuels Reduction project encompasses about 2,700 acres within the Center Fork Chalk...

2008-08-22 18:00:25

Five tall trees in a Seattle park have been deliberately killed with an injection of an herbicide, and two more are turning brown, officials said. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department reported Thursday that holes had been driven into the trunks of the 70-foot-tall silver poplars and Douglas firs, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. The poison killed the poplars and two of the firs, while the other firs are turning brown. The trees were planted about 30 years ago, said Mark...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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