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Planning For Mars: South Florida Students Talk Space Botany With ... - WLRN


WLRN
As part of a project to find the best edible plants to grow in space, NASA has turned to South Florida students. High school and middle schoolers participating in the Fairchild Challenge educational competition are helping select food plants ...

Malaysia makes good showing at biodiversity challenge - New Straits Times Online


New Straits Times Online
Biodiversity loss is one of the most urgent environmental issues around the globe today. Nations and communities worldwide face the challenge of keeping accurate and consistently up-to-date records of wildlife. Meanwhile, nature — both plants and ...

Gadkari launches database of 'Praharis' for biodiversity conservation in Ganga - United News of India


United News of India
Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Secretary UP Singh pointed out that Ganga river still had about 2,000 aquatic species and, with large-scale participation of people, the difficult task of restoring Ganga's biodiversity ...

USDA PLANTS Database

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Plant names, photos, fact sheets, and information on culturally significant plants, noxious and invasive plants, and threatened and endangered plants, with links to thousands of plant-related sites and software tools.

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USDA provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

DavesGarden: Plants Database
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PlantFiles is an identification database with over 150,000 plants. PlantFiles entries come with cultivation information and pictures supplied by member gardeners from around the world.

PLANTS Database: Aquilegia (Columbine)
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Find images and information on the flowering plant Aquilegia, commonly known as the Columbine. Includes distribution map and classification.

Central Africa Medicinal Plants Database
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A searchable and browsable medicinal plant database for uses of traditional veterinarian and human medicines in Africa.

Cornell University Poisonous Plants Information Database
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Includes plant images, pictures of affected animals, and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis, and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora.

Michigan State University Extension Ornamental Plants Database: Lobelia cardinalis--Cardinal Flower
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Facts and growing tips for the flower.

USDA: Biotechnology
United States

USDA supports the safe and appropriate use of science and technology, including biotechnology, to help meet agricultural challenges and consumer needs of the 21st century. USDA plays a key role in assuring that products produced using biotechnology are safe to be grown and used in the United States. Once these products enter commerce, USDA supports bringing these and other products to the worldwide marketplace.

USDA: Agricultural Biotechnology
United States

One of three Federal Agencies, along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), primarily responsible for regulating biotechnology in the USA.

Nutria - USDA Factsheet
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Description, identification, behavior, damage to the environment, and efforts to manage Myocastor coypus in the United States. [PDF]

USDA-APHIS-PPQ: Imported Fire Ants
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