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Tree Rings May Underestimate Climate Response To Volcanic Eruptions
2012-02-06 05:45:55

Some climate cooling caused by past volcanic eruptions may not be evident in tree-ring reconstructions of temperature change because large enough temperature drops lead to greatly shortened or even absent growing seasons.

2012-01-14 08:00:00

The Agricultural and Forestry Sciences are two of the key categories covered by the Sciences Social network ScienceIndex.com.

Frankincense Supply Under Threat Of Drying Up
2011-12-21 13:59:49

Frankincense, a festive fragrance that has been harvested in the wild in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa since ancient times, is declining so dramatically that production of the resin could be halved over the next fifteen years.

2011-12-15 14:00:00

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co. offers tips to prepare your landscape for winter while saving time and money. New Rochelle, N.Y.

Image 1 - Climate Change To Blame For Dead African Trees
2011-12-12 10:20:24

Trees are dying in the Sahel, a region in Africa south of the Sahara Desert, and human-caused climate change is to blame, according to a new study led by a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley.

2011-11-18 02:35:24

In peach trees, as in other plants, the energy used to create carbohydrates that support growth and development comes from solar radiation through the process of photosynthesis.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.