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2011-11-21 09:21:20

Climate change effect on release of CO2 from peat far greater than assumed Drought causes peat to release far more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than has previously been realized.

2011-11-14 23:23:14

Geologists have long thought the loess—or fine silt—that accumulated on the Chinese Loess Plateau was carried on winds from desert regions to the northwest over the past 2.6 million years.

Image 1 - Drying Intensifies Wildfires, Carbon Release Ninefold
2011-11-02 03:59:05

Drying of northern wetlands has led to much more severe peatland wildfires and nine times as much carbon released into the atmosphere, according to new research led by a University of Guelph professor.

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2011-09-14 18:42:46

Something's up with the weather in Namibia, say geoscientists.

2011-03-28 20:00:00

KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The State Government of Sarawak's Agricultural Policy prioritises sustainable management of biodiversity as part of its strategy for the growth of palm oil plantation.

2011-02-28 14:32:03

Indonesia has promised to become a world leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

2011-01-31 07:00:00

WALLA WALLA, Wash., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Organix, Inc.

2010-04-14 05:18:00

CARRABELLE, Fla., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- For three hours, firefighters from the Carrabelle, Lanark and Apalachicola, Florida, filled sand bags to build a forty-five foot long storm surge wall.

2010-01-14 18:15:00

The surprising increase in methane concentrations millennia ago, identified in continental glacier studies, has puzzled researchers for a long time.

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2009-09-08 09:00:21

Peat has been a major component of substrates used in container plant production since the 1960s. Highly porous with the capacity to hold water, peat makes an ideal rooting and growing medium for potted plants.


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onomatope
  • An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
The word 'onomatope' is a back-formation from 'onomatopoeia'.
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