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2014-04-30 16:24:17

Company to begin commercial rollout of patent-pending weather stations across Kansas City BOSTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Understory, creator of next-generation weather

NASA Satellites Calculate Damage Of Previously Undiscovered Amazon Wildfires
2013-06-09 07:46:38

A previously undetected type of wildfire occurring in the Amazon region is responsible for far more rainforest loss than deforestation in recent years.

2013-01-15 10:46:33

A research team involving several scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder has found an unexpected silver lining in the devastating pine beetle outbreaks ravaging the West: Such events do not harm water quality in adjacent streams as scientists had previously believed.

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2011-06-09 08:30:12

Birds and people both enjoy urban woodlands that have been cleared to just the right degree.

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2008-05-23 08:50:00

Armed with chainsaws and pry bars, University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues recently hastened the end for nearly 7,000 mature aspen and birch trees in a large-scale, long-term experiment to glimpse the Great Lakes region's future forests.

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2008-03-27 17:42:41

Half a century after most of Costa Rica's rainforests were cut down, researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute took on a project that many thought was impossible - restoring a tropical rainforest ecosystem.

2007-06-15 06:15:55

By Griscom, Bronson W Daly, Douglas C; Ashton, Mark S GRISCOM, B. W. (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511), D. C. DALY (The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458), AND M. S. ASHTON (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511).


Latest Understory Reference Libraries

Rainforests
2013-04-19 19:33:20

Rainforests are forests that are characterized by high levels of rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum usual annual rainfall of about 68 to 78 inches. The monsoon trough, or otherwise known as the intertropical convergence zone, holds an important role in producing the climatic conditions that are essential for the Earth’s tropical rainforests. About 40 to 75 percent of all biotic species are native to the rainforests. It’s been estimated that there might be many millions of...

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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.