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Stories with subject: Botany
  • Study: About 1/3 of world cactus threatened with extinction 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 6:43 pm

    MEXICO CITY - About a third of the world's cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in a new report.

  • Correction: Amazon Trees story story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 20 about Amazon trees, The Associated Press erroneously reported how much area the forest has been losing. About 15 years ago, it was losing about 11,600 square miles of forest a year, not 11.6 million square miles. That figure has dropped to about 3,800 square miles a year, not 3.8 million square miles.