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Stories with subject: Botany
  • Fewer students study botany, more plant collections closing 
    Updated: May-25-15 1:13 pm

    MOUNT IDA, Arkansas - The teeming plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing herbaria.

  • Initiative seeks better habitat to help Minnesota's moose 
    Updated: May-19-15 6:11 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - With Minnesota's moose population on the decline, conservation groups have teamed up with government agencies in hopes of helping the animals hang on by enhancing the habitat that's critical to their survival.

  • Ornamental plant disease, 1st ID'd in Alabama, in Louisiana 
    Updated: May-12-15 7:49 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Scientists at the LSU AgCenter say a new plant disease that can kill an ornamental shrub called Chinese fringe flower or loropetalum has been found at a Louisiana nursery.

  • Study: Lake Erie would offer plenty of food for Asian carp 
    Updated: May-06-15 6:10 pm

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Runaway growth of algae in Lake Erie since the early 2000s has made the shallowest of the Great Lakes even more vulnerable to an invasion by greedy Asian carp, federal scientists said Wednesday.

  • 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.