Botany

Maine scientist finds tiny plants thrive under Greenland ice

Jan 10, 2019

A study authored by a scientist with a Maine lab says microscopic plants are able to thrive beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea

'Brazen Botanist' sentenced to jail for plant thefts

Oct 17, 2018

Massachusetts man who police dubbed the "Brazen Botanist" after he was captured on surveillance camera stealing plants from a porch pleads guilty

Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

Sep 19, 2018

An incurable rose disease is causing major damage to a $250-million-a-year rose business in the U.S.

Study tests whether seaweed in cattle feed reduces emissions

Aug 31, 2018

California researchers are trying to determine whether adding small amounts of seaweed to cattle feed will reduce the animals' emissions of a potent greenhouse gas.

Researchers look into Lake Superior algae bloom

Aug 15, 2018

Scientists are investigating an unprecedented algae bloom in Lake Superior and have sent samples for lab testing to determine if it's toxic

The Green Big Apple: New Yorkers document the city's plants

Aug 3, 2018

New Yorkers are helping scientists catalog the city's wild plants, one photo at a time

Poison parsnip causes severe burns, blisters on woman's legs

Jul 18, 2018

An invasive species of plant in Vermont left an Essex woman with severe burns and blisters

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

Jul 11, 2018

Scientists find red spruce trees rebounding from acid rain with help from pollution controls, changing climate

Redwood grove on California coast to become public park

Jun 27, 2018

An environmental group says it's acquiring a grove in Northern California with hundreds of ancient redwood trees, some taller than the Statue of Liberty, and is planning to preserve it and open a public park

Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

May 1, 2018

US Geological Survey: Invasive treefrogs have established themselves in a New Orleans park, first established population of Cuban treeforogs on US mainland outside Florida

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