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Predictions For Climate Change Effects On Savanna Vegetation Best Done By Continent
2014-01-31 08:05:48

North Carolina State University A "one-size-fits-all" model to predict the effects of climate change on savanna vegetation isn't as effective as examining individual savannas by continent, according to research published in Science this week. Savannas – grasslands dotted with trees – cover about 20 percent of the earth's land and play a critical role in storing atmospheric carbon, says Dr. William Hoffmann, associate professor of plant and microbial biology at North Carolina State...

Demise Of Tallgrass Prairies Was Due To Extremely Fertile Soil
2013-11-01 07:11:49

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online They have all but disappeared, but America's once-abundant tallgrass prairies were home to dozens of species of grasses that could grow to the height of a man, hundreds of species of flowers, and herds of roaming bison. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) has gotten a peek at a vitally important, yet rarely studied community of those tallgrass prairies. The study, published in Science,...

Overgrazing Is Turning Parts Of Mongolian Steppe Into Desert
2013-09-06 13:27:48

Oregon State University Overgrazing by millions of sheep and goats is the primary cause of degraded land in the Mongolian Steppe, one of the largest remaining grassland ecosystems in the world, Oregon State University researchers say in a new report. Using a new satellite-based vegetation monitoring system, researchers found that about 12 percent of the biomass has disappeared in this country that’s more than twice the size of Texas, and 70 percent of the grassland ecosystem is now...

2011-08-02 15:42:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pampa Energia S.A. announces the following note: To: BUENOS AIRES STOCK EXCHANGEARGENTINE SECURITIES COMISSION Your Offices Ref.: C.R. 187637 Dear Sirs, In my capacity as Responsible of Market Relations for Pampa Energia S.A. ("Pampa" or the "Company"), I address the Argentine Securities Commission and the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange in response to the note referenced above regarding the relevant event published by the Company on...

2011-06-28 13:44:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pampa Energia S.A. (NYSE: PAM; Buenos Aires Stock Exchange: PAMP) ("Pampa" or the "Company"), the largest integrated electricity company in Argentina that, through its subsidiaries, participates in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, announces today it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 (the "2010 Annual Report") with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...

2011-04-14 17:13:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pampa Energia S.A. (NYSE: PAM; Buenos Aires Stock Exchange: PAMP) ("Pampa" or the "Company"), announces the fulfillment of the conditions precedent for the investment agreement related to the "El Mangrullo" field, celebrated between Petrolera Pampa S.A., a subsidiary of Pampa, and Petrobras Argentina S.A. ("Petrobras"), previously informed on December 9, 2010. Let us remind the investment community that: (i) through the mentioned...

2011-04-08 18:33:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pampa Energia S.A. (NYSE: PAM; Buenos Aires Stock Exchange: PAMP) ("Pampa" or the "Company"), announces that today it has closed the acquisition previously informed on January 31, 2011, pursuant to which Pampa had accepted an offer to acquire all of the shares issued by Enron Pipeline Company Argentina S.A. ("EPCA"), a company which owns 10% of the share capital of Compania de Inversiones de Energia S.A. ("CIESA"), which in turn owns...


Latest Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Reference Libraries

Great Basin Shrub Steppe
2013-04-19 20:40:07

The Great Basin shrub steppe ecoregion, located within the Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome, incorporates a variety of xeric shrub-steppe sub-ecoregions in the area of the Great Basin in the Western United States. It’s within the North American Desert area, and includes a great deal of Nevada, northeastern and eastern California east of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range rain shadows, and some parts of Utah and Idaho. The Great Basin Desert and semi-arid non-desert xeric shrubland...

Central tall grasslands
2013-04-19 18:16:33

The Central tall grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the Midwestern United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. It covers a large region of southern Minnesota, most of Iowa, and a small portion of eastern South Dakota and a narrow strip going through eastern Nebraska and northeastern Kansas. The rainfall here is 1,000 millimeters per year, which is higher than most of the Great Plains. The Northern tall grasslands are located to the north and have fewer and different...

Central forest-grasslands transition
2013-04-19 18:13:27

The Central forest-grasslands transition are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a great area that covers 157,000 square miles from central Illinois through the majority of Missouri, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and into Texas. This region was conventionally a mixture of woodland and tall grass prairie, which as the soil is made up of highly fertile mollisols; most of the region has been transformed to farmland. The rainfall...

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...

2013-04-18 23:10:55

The Texas Blackland Prairies are a temperate grassland ecoregion that is located in Texas that stretches roughly from the Red River in North Texas to San Antonio in the south. This area covers an area of 19,400 square miles, consisting of a main belt of 17,000 square miles and two islands of tall grass prairie grasslands located southeast of the main blackland prairie belt; both the main belt and the islands stretch northeast/southwest. It hosts many different eco-regional organisms....

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