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2013-12-18 11:57:23

The sweet-gum family Altingiaceae is a small group of wind-pollinated trees that produce hard, woody fruits that contain numerous seeds. This widespread tree family has been puzzling botanists for a while, due to its complicated taxonomic structure, and the morphological similarities between the different genera which makes their separation and description a challenge. Best known for their biogeographic intercontinental disjunction between E Asia and E North America, recent molecular analysis...

2011-07-13 08:00:00

LUOYANG, Henan, China, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China's original 3D animated film "Peony" will be released at the end of 2011. This film is made completely by the Chinese people, and it represents the highest level achieved by China's 3D animated films. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110712/CN32762 ) This movie is produced by Luoyang Jingrui Film and Animation Co., Ltd. in Henan, China. They have more than 200 high-tech animation experts in the company. Their...

2008-08-20 18:00:00

By JOEL ELLIOTT Biologists and lake-association members want volunteers to join their campaign to eradicate an aggressive invasive plant species from Salmon Lake. They hope to survey both Salmon Lake and McGrath Pond within the next two weeks to determine the extent of the infestation of Eurasian water milfoil, a species discovered Aug. 1 in Salmon Lake. At least 50 lake residents met Thursday evening to listen to the plan from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to control...

2008-08-07 15:00:30

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Divers from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection will be in the Belgrade-Oakland area later this week removing a particularly threatening type of milfoil, an invasive plant that can choke ponds and lakes. On Aug. 1, an observer found Eurasian water milfoil in Salmon Lake, a 695-acre waterbody also known as Ellis Lake that is within the headwaters of the Belgrade Lakes region. Eurasian water milfoil is considered even more aggressive than...

2008-08-05 06:00:24

By Leigh Hornbeck, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 5--STILLWATER -- Eurasian milfoil, an invasive plant that creates a nuisance for boaters and swimmers, is almost under control in Saratoga Lake, according to the Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District. The district, which is supported by 1,400 taxpayers who live around the lake, paid for an application of a herbicide to kill the weeds. Last year the chemicals were used on the south end of the lake and in May the district moved...

2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Kevin Graman, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 10--HEYBURN STATE PARK, Idaho -- The battle for Lake Coeur d'Alene is being waged on its southern shores against an alien invader. Eurasian milfoil, a nonnative weed introduced to local lakes by unwitting boaters, was discovered along the shorelines of southern Lake Coeur d'Alene and the lower lakes in 2003. Milfoil forms a mat of thick vegetation that can stop a powerboat in its wake, fatally ensnare a swimmer and wipe out...

2008-06-15 18:00:12

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jun. 15--MARIN WATER officials are considering unleashing tick-size weevils to combat an alien plant that has invaded Mount Tamalpais reservoirs. The slim, green non-native Eurasian watermilfoil, a plant sometimes found in home aquariums, has taken root in the floor of five Marin Municipal Water District reservoirs, triggering concerns about water quality. One solution under study is importing a weevil -- an aquatic beetle...

2006-10-23 18:00:00

ACTON, Maine - A new infestation of invasive variable milfoil has been discovered in a lake that straddles the Maine-New Hampshire border, state officials said Monday. Volunteers found the invasive species in Great East Lake, a 1,776-acre lake located in Acton and in Wakefield, N.H. The milfoil was found in New Hampshire waters just a few feet from a public boat ramp located in Maine. It marks the first time in nearly two years that milfoil has been found in a Maine lake, said Paul Gregory,...

Word of the Day
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.