Archive: 02/16/2012

Horticulturist explains new USDA plant hardiness map

The recently released USDA Plant Zone Hardiness Map, updating the previous 26-year-old zone map, reflects rising mean temperatures throughout the country, including Maine, where gardeners must carefully consider possible ...

dateFeb 16, 2012 in Ecology
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Food system 'heading for crisis'

Australians are eating themselves to death and our food choices are one of the nation’s leading causes of environmental damage, according to a new report released today by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).

dateFeb 16, 2012 in Environment
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Image: Rhea before Titan

(PhysOrg.com) -- Craters appear well defined on icy Rhea in front of the hazy orb of the much larger moon Titan in this Cassini spacecraft view of these two Saturn moons.

dateFeb 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Study posits a theory of moral behavior

(PhysOrg.com) -- Why do some people behave morally while others do not? Sociologists at the University of California, Riverside and California State University, Northridge have developed a theory of the moral ...

dateFeb 16, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Saving critically endangered species

Wellington is a long way from the continent of Africa but research being conducted at Victoria University is helping restore populations of animals like rhinoceros that live on the African savannahs.

dateFeb 16, 2012 in Ecology
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