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Stories with subject: Botany
  • Feds expand efforts to fight wildfires by reshaping forests 
    Updated: May-04-15 4:32 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The towering ponderosa pine trees are cut down and bundled in quick succession as heavy equipment winds its way through a national forest as part of the largest federal effort to reshape the forests to prevent wildfires. The felled trees then are shredded of their limbs and eventually will be taken from the forest in northern Arizona to Phoenix, where they'll be turned into pallets.

  • Correction: Florida Oyster Shortage story story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-15 6:50 pm

    APALACHICOLA, Florida - In a story April 5 about the dwindling supply of oysters in Apalachicola Bay, Florida, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Natural Resources Defense Council scientist. Her name is Lisa Suatoni, not Sautonia. The story also erroneously reported comments made by Suatoni. She said the acidity caused by excessive algae growth can harm larval oysters, not that algae is inherently harmful to oysters.

  • Oregon state worker grows rare plants in nursery 
    Updated: Apr-07-15 4:52 pm

    CENTRAL POINT, Oregon - Paul Benton looks down a 900-foot-long row of large-flowered woolly meadowfoam and he's seeing more of this endangered and extremely rare plant than most botanists could possibly see in their lifetimes.