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Plants

April 25, 2021, 9am PDT
Visually striking and aggressively invasive, kudzu has been choking the Southeast for decades. Now, designers, chefs, and activists want to find ways to make it useful.
Southerly Magazine
August 27, 2019, 9am PDT
Until the late 1990s, the amount of vegetation worldwide was increasing. But then it stopped, and a new study links this troubling trend to climate change.
Scientific American
November 13, 2016, 11am PST
The Washington Post Reports a small bit of good news regarding climate change, produced on the same day as a large heap of bad news regarding climate change.
The Washington Post
July 31, 2011, 7am PDT
As Singapore's population booms, officials are working through plans to help the city absorb its people but also provide them with adequate green space.
The New York Times
August 26, 2009, 7am PDT
Plant life is taking over the abandoned houses of Detroit. These photos from James D. Griffioen offer a tour.
Sweet Juniper
March 8, 2008, 7am PST
<p>A team of researchers has shown that in urban landscapes -- such as in the cracks of sidewalks -- plant species must evolve their reproduction habits to stay alive.</p>
MSNBC