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Rewiring Food Systems to Enhance Human Health and Biosphere Stewardship

Food lies at the heart of both health and sustainability challenges.

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10/23/17
Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet

There is an urgent need for a new paradigm that integrates the continued development of human societies and the maintenance of the Earth system (ES) in a resilient and accommodating state.

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10/23/17
UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals
UNESCO, as the United Nations’ specialized agency for education, is entrusted to lead and coordinate the Education 2030 Agenda, which is part of a global movement to eradicate poverty through 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
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9/6/17
Western Botanical Gardens: History and Evolution

The history of botanical gardens, from ancient Egyptian and Roman roots, through medieval and Renaissance developments, and up to 21st century developments, is chronicled in a new article, ‘Western Botanical Gardens: History and Evolution’ by Donald A.

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1/25/16
Natural Disaster Planning Template

As stewards of living collections, public garden staff safeguard plants in the best interest of their organizations and audiences.

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11/5/15
Growing Degree Days

Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.

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10/28/15
Severe Weather Data and Information

As spring arrives, it brings with it warmer weather, blossoming trees and flowers, singing birds, and severe weather such as hail, high winds, and tornadoes.

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10/28/15
Soil Moisture Data

Soil moisture is a key factor in determining the annual progress of natural environments and human systems.

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10/28/15
Precipitation

As was felt recently at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, extreme precipitation and flooding can be exceptionally devastating. Excess rains can wash away trails, compromise bridges, and harm many varieties of plants in public gardens.

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10/28/15
Drought Tools and Resources

While drought doesn’t always offer the same immediate and dramatic visuals associated with events such as hurricanes and tornadoes, it still has a huge price tag.

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10/28/15

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