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Environment & Conservation

Environment & Conservation, Videos

Project Rondônia: On the Ground in the Brazilian Amazon

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For most of the past decade, NYBG scientist Dr. Douglas Daly has focused his efforts on a research and training project in Rondônia, Brazil, to ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Garden News

Rarest of Them All: New Research Using Data from NYBG and Other Institutions Finds More Than a Third of All Plant Species Are “Exceedingly Rare”

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An international team of researchers, including an NYBG scientist, has concluded that more than a third of all plant species are exceedingly rare, making them ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Inside our Collections

Examining the John Torrey Papers During #ClimateWeekNYC

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John Torrey is considered one of the most important botanists in the early development of scientific botany, horticulture, and agriculture in 19th-century America. Read More

Environment & Conservation

Wildlife at the Garden: Red-tailed Hawk Nest 2019

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I am happy to report that for a third straight year, a pair of Red-tailed Hawks has chosen to nest at The New York Botanical ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Amazonia Ablaze: A Record Year for Forest Fires in Brazil

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A renowned landscape architect, Burle Marx was also a passionate, outspoken conservationist. His writings on environmental topics in Brazil—powerful when written a half-century ago—have a ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Garden News

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: A New Global Assessment by the United Nations

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Before this week, most readers probably had not heard of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), but they certainly will know ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Garden News

NYBG Receives New York’s First All-Electric Truck

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In September 2017, the New York State Attorney General announced that four non-profit organizations had been selected to demonstrate the benefits of battery-powered electric delivery ... Read More

Environment & Conservation

On Becoming a NYBG Urban Naturalist

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In Oaxaca Journal, renowned neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, M.D., remarks on the contributions that amateurs provide to field science: “A special power of observing ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Paris Conference Concludes with Accord on Climate Change, Emphasizing a Huge Role for the World’s Forests

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As noted in my most recent post, negotiators at the Paris climate conference, known as COP21, emphasized the importance of the role of forests in ... Read More

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