ELK CREEK, Mo. (AP) — Invasive plants can turn a grassy habitat for turkeys and quail into an overgrown thicket, so officials with the Mark Twain National Forest have turned to a decidedly...
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A bus carrying college students and their instructors back from a botany field trip drove off a highway in a mountainous area on Friday, leaving 21 dead and 15 injured, police said.
The bus plunged down a mountainous slope and rolled about 500 meters (1,640 feet), police said.
The Nepalese students and instructors from Krishna Sen Ichhuk Polytechnic Institute had been visiting a farm in a nearby district.
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — December is summer in Antarctica, but on the mountaintops where a team of scientists is studying plants from one of the warmest periods in Earth's history, daily high temperatures average about minus-30 degrees.
You read that correctly. Scientists, many from the University of Kansas, are collecting evidence of warm weather plants in a climate so cold it wouldn't register on a household thermometer.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A university in Michigan is offering an unusual degree — in marijuana.
Northern Michigan University in Marquette began its medical plant chemistry program this semester, with about a dozen students in the first class, the Detroit Free Press reported . The program combines chemistry, biology, botany, horticulture, marketing and finance.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Crews have conducted a prescribed burn at a West Lafayette nature area to rid it of old growth and invasive plant species.
West Lafayette Parks Department set prairie grasses on fire during the burn Friday at Celery Bog.
Burns are conducted annually to allow native plants to grow back stronger in the spring. Only about one-third of the bog's prairie grasses are burned each year so animals can relocate to untouched areas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington botany enthusiasts are salivating over the possibility that an exotic plant is about to finally bloom and produce a huge and memorable stink.
The U.S. Botanic Garden wrote on its Facebook page Monday that botanists are waiting with "bated breath" to see if the garden's 6-year-old "corpse flower" will open for its first time.
The plant, also known as the titan arum, is native to Sumatra's equatorial rain forests and emits an odor...