News tagged with landscape

New strategy offers hope for Florida's gopher tortoises

Florida's approach to saving gopher tortoises from extinction a decade ago allowed developers to bury the docile reptiles alive in their burrows in return for what critics called "blood money" that was used to buy and protect ...

Apr 23, 2012
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Bright is the new black: New York roofs go cool

On the hottest day of the New York City summer in 2011, a white roof covering was measured at 42 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the traditional black roof it was being compared to, according to a study including NASA scientists ...

Mar 07, 2012
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Space image: Dawn on Vesta

(PhysOrg.com) -- This Dawn FC (framing camera) image shows the sun illuminating the landscape of Vesta during a Vestan ‘sunrise’. When this image was obtained the sun had a low angle relative to ...

Feb 23, 2012
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Building mountains in a bottle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists are preparing to launch a 10-year project to study water resources, gas exchange and carbon cycling in three man-made landscapes built in a half-acre laboratory at the University ...

Feb 08, 2012
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