Botany

Scientists: Future of oldest tree species on Earth in peril

Sep 14, 2017

Researchers say a type of tree famous for having the longest lifespan on Earth is losing a slow-motion race to the top of mountains across the Western United States

Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants

Sep 10, 2017

Seeds from hundreds of rare plant species around New England are being collected and frozen inside a "seed ark" for future use

The US West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?

Sep 8, 2017

Wildfires are chewing across dried-out Western forests and grassland, putting 2017 on track to be among the worst fire seasons in a decade

GE closing Rochester plant, work being moved to China

Aug 9, 2017

General Electric says it will close its manufacturing facility in Rochester next year and move the work to China

Warming to worsen dead zones, algae blooms choking US waters

Jul 27, 2017

A new study projects that global warming fueled increases in rain will mean more fertilizer runoff which will further choke US waterways

Flowering plant thought to be extinct seen in Vermont

Jul 27, 2017

Botanists in Vermont say a flowering plant long thought to be extinct in the state is making a comeback

Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries

May 25, 2017

Jurors have sided with a California research university in its dispute with a renowned plant scientist credited with developing tasty strawberries as a professor at the school

Go west, young pine: US forests shifting with climate change

May 17, 2017

A new study finds a warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west.

Warming, taller shrubs may affect birds breeding on tundra

Mar 4, 2017

A federal study says more shrubs growing on Arctic tundra likely will have little effect on the abundance of most bird species until the vegetation grows tall

Study documents tree species' decline due to climate warming

Jan 6, 2017

A new study says a distinctive type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California could become a casualty of climate warming over the next 50 years

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