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Plant Talk

History & People, Plant Science

The Scientific Legacy of Scott Mori

Posted in History & People, Plant Science

The NYBG community is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend and treasured colleague, Scott A. Mori, Ph.D. Read More

Environment & Conservation

Earth Day 50: Still Closing the Circle

Posted in Environment & Conservation

As the world marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NYBG's Dr. Brian Boom reflects on his own history with the very first event, NYBG's ... Read More

Plant Science

At a Crossroads: Plants and the Endangered Species Act

Posted in Plant Science

The federal government recently announced plans to significantly weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the most important legislation ever enacted to protect threatened plants and ... Read More

Plant Science

The Botany Bill: Proposed Legislation Highlights Importance of Native Plants on Federal Lands

Posted in Plant Science

Proposed legislation has been introduced in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives with the rather formidable title “Botanical Sciences and Native Plant ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

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

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

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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