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Fourth National Climate Assessment

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country.
More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes

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11/29/18
The role of citizen science in addressing grand challenges in food and agriculture research

The power of citizen science to contribute to both science and society is gaining increased recognition, particularly in physics and biology.

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11/27/18
Towards a tailored indoor horticulture: a functional genomics guided phenotypic approach

As indoor horticulture gathers momentum, electric (also termed artificial) lighting systems with the ability to generate specific and tunable wavelengths have been developed and applied.

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11/6/18
Sustainability by Design: Motivating Pro-Environmental Action and Improving Waste Diversion

Engaging the public in sustainable actions is essential for reaching local and global sustainability goals.

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10/30/18
Resilient Design Education in the United States

In the last year, the U.S. has experienced extreme weather events, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as wildfires in California, and flooding in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas, that have devastated homes and communities.

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10/9/18
Soil Pollution: A Hidden Reality

“Soil pollution” refers to the presence in the soil of a chemical or substance out
of place and/or present at a higher than normal concentration that has adverse

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10/4/18
Navigating nature, culture and education in contemporary botanic gardens

Increasingly, humans are an urban species prone to ‘plant blindness’.

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10/3/18
2018 State of the World's Fungi

The facts and figures contained in the pages of this report and accompanying website will probably come as a total revelation to many people.

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9/18/18
The Development of a Thirteen Year Research-Practice Partnership: How the School District, Eight Cultural Institutions, and University Participants Collaborate to Support New York City Science Teachers and Learners

This paper examines Urban Advantage, a thirteen-year partnership in New York City, between eight cultural institutions (botanical gardens among them) and the Department of Education, as a ‘case’ of a long-lasting research practice partnership that has h

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9/17/18
A Report from the Urban Forestry Climate Change Response Framework Chicago Wilderness Pilot Project

The urban forest of the Chicago Wilderness region, a 7-million-acre area covering portions of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, will face direct and indirect impacts from a changing climate over the 21st century.

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9/12/18

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