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Biocultural Diversity for Food System Transformation Under Global Environmental Change

Biocultural diversity is central to the nutrition, resilience, and adaptive capacity of Indigenous and traditional peoples, who collectively maintain the longest ongoing human experiences with the provision of food under environmental change. In the...

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10/18/21
Urban Arboreta: Havens of Biodiversity Provide Important Information on Tree Pests

Starting in 2015, the USDA Forest Service entered a partnership with Arnold Arboretum (Boston, MA) and Green-Wood Cemetery (Brooklyn, NY) to sample stressed trees for native and non-native wood boring insect species, specifically targeting potential...

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10/18/21
For the Love of Moths

 

As someone spends a lot of her time trying to convince others that insects are incredible animals worth saving (just think of the biodiversity! Their intrinsic value! The ecosystem services!), it can still be surprisingly easy for me to forget...

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10/18/21
BHS: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. During this annual event, government and industry leaders come together to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. It's crucial for businesses like yours to stay cyber-secure in order to...

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10/17/21
Top 10 Fundraising Appeal Writing Tips

The job of the smart fundraiser is inspiring passionate philanthropy to make people’s lives better. No one ever really teaches us how to write a smart fundraising appeal. We copy from our predecessors. Or maybe read an article or two online or attend a...

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10/11/21
Bartlett: Needle Diseases of Conifers

Needlecast and needle blight are terms applied to a variety of foliage disorders of many coniferous species. These diseases are usually more severe on young trees or on trees growing outside of their natural range. Disease severity and corresponding...

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9/15/21
Why eye-catching graphics are vital for getting to grips with climate change

This article provides valuable insights on using visuals to help improve climate change communications. As calls for change grow louder in light of the latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report and in the run up to COP26 conference...

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9/3/21
Hot & Cold on Crabapple Pruning

Read an explanation by David Rettig (owner Rettig LLC), and Ayse Pogue (Senior Horticulturist
Chicago Botanic Garden) on winter and summer pruning, enhancing the crabapple's gnarled, rigid branches full of character and age.

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9/2/21
Benefits of Compost

Compost has a variety of benefits, both from an environmental standpoint as well as in ensuring the integrity of your project. When used correctly, compost saves money through reduced maintenance costs, ensures your project is more sustainable, and...

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8/31/21
Uncovering Historic Daffodils at The New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden’s daffodil collection was established in 1898 with a gift of about 52 varieties from British horticulturist Peter Barr. In 1924 the collection grew exponentially with a naturalized planting across a sprawling hillside in...

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8/27/21
Key takeaways from the new IPCC report

Ahellish northern summer laced with deadly heat waves, perilous floods, and massive wildfires may be just a preview of coming attractions, according to a blockbuster new assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The...

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8/17/21
BHS: The Importance of Two-factor Authentication

Last year in July, the world was learning of the Blackbaud data breach targeting the many non-profit organization that they serve. Sadly, this breach jeopardized the personal information of donors around the world. We walked through the Cyber Insurance...

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8/17/21
Making Interpretation Videos Easy: Top Tips From the Field

For the past few years at Royal Botanical Gardens, we’ve been making simple videos for social media using cell phones. This fun side-of-the-desk project has become critical in the past month as we move from interpreting our gardens and nature...

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8/5/21
Study links active forest management to reduced tick populations

Active management of forests, including timber harvesting to meet silvicultural objectives, can influence the transmission dynamics of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme, anaplasmosis and babesiosis, according to a new study by a team of University of...

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8/3/21
A Plant That ‘Cannot Die’ Reveals Its Genetic Secrets

Events in the genome of Welwitschia have given it the ability to survive in an unforgiving desert for thousands of years. In a recent study researchers report some of the genetic secrets behind Welwitschia’s unique shape, extreme longevity and profound...

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8/3/21
26 Food Podcasts for Summer 2021

As we head into summer, the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has compiled a list of podcasts covering a range of food topics to keep you informed. This collection of food podcasts covers everything from agriculture and sustainability to food...

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7/9/21
Tree Equity Score: Ensuring Tree Cover in Cities is Equitable

The story is the same in nearly every city across the United States. With few exceptions, trees are sparse in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods and more prominent in wealthier, whiter neighborhoods. Redlining policies, dating back to the...

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7/2/21
See Bizarre Seeds and Fruits from around the Globe

When it comes to admiring plants, flowers can hog all the attention. And though the ephemeral blooms may be dazzling, what appears after the petals fade—the fruits and seeds—are elegant in their own right.

In his new book The Hidden Beauty of...

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7/2/21
Moss and Moss Substitutes for Japanese Gardens

Moss, used as a ground cover, can create a feeling of being surrounded by a lush and ancient space. Mosses have become an attractive feature of Japanese gardens starting in the late 1800’s. In many areas outside of Japan, however, face challenges...

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7/2/21
Why ‘tiny forests’ are popping up in big cities

Community forests the size of a basketball court can make an outsized difference, providing shade, attracting plants and animals, and even storing a bit of carbon.

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6/25/21

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