News tagged with landscape architecture

High tunnels to simulate climate change

(Phys.org) —Okra, peanuts, cotton and bananas are not exactly staple crops on Ithaca farms and home gardens. But as the world gets warmer, will there be a place for tropical varieties in New York state? ...

dateMay 30, 2014 in Ecology
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Project seeks to harvest fog for irrigation

Fog has been billowing inside a small greenhouse on the University of Washington campus for the past month, but it doesn't arrive on little cat feet. It comes hissing out of high-pressure nozzles.

dateMar 25, 2013 in Environment
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Study tracks relationship between storms, cities

(Phys.org)—On the Great Plains, storm clouds are visible from quite a distance. And, sometimes, those storms seem to veer off course for no apparent reason. A group of scientists is studying weather patterns to determine ...

dateAug 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Using plants to purify canal water

Just south of Rome lie the Pontine Marshes, a vexed part of the Italian countryside. In ancient times, Roman emperors tried unsuccessfully to drain the marshes, something only achieved in the 1930s through a system of massive ...

dateApr 07, 2010 in Environment
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Landscape architecture survey: Is plant knowledge passe?

Authors of a recent study examined an ongoing debate in the discipline of landscape architecture: exactly how much plant knowledge is required for professionals in the field? Robert Brzuszek, Richard Harkess, and Eric Stortz ...

dateDec 14, 2011 in Ecology
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Willow cut-stem growers surveyed

Woody ornamental plants with colorful or unusually shaped stems, buds, flowers, or fruits represent a growing specialty niche in cut flower production markets. These unique plants can be good prospects for ...

dateDec 29, 2010 in Ecology
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Rising seas, raising hopes

(PhysOrg.com) -- By the end of this century, sea levels in the Netherlands may rise more than 4 feet, a troubling prospect in a country where 70 percent of GNP is produced in protected areas that are below ...

dateMay 05, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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