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2012-03-29 13:41:13

The land around Yellowstone and Glacier national parks might look like it's filling up with people and houses, but it's nothing compared to the rate of development around some other U.S. national parks, according to a new Montana State University study. While population densities rose 246 percent around Yellowstone/Grand Teton and 210 percent around Glacier between 1940 and 2000, they surged 3,092 percent around the Mojave National Preserve in California, 2,962 percent around the Colorado...

2012-03-26 18:20:38

Removal of the Tamaligi tree (Falcataria moluccana), an invasive and destructive non-native tree on Tutuila Island, American Samoa greatly improves the health of its diverse native forests, according to a recently published study appearing in the journal Biological Invasions. A team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station—Hilo and the National Park of American Samoa (NPSA) investigated how Tamaligi trees affected the composition, biomass, and...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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