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Botanists Compile List of All Known Land Plants

December 29, 2010
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British and American botanists say they have created a list of all known land plant species, containing 1.25 million scientific names representing nearly 300,000 species.

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Reuters (Dec. 27, 2011) — Starting January 1st, botanists will no longer be required to write scientific descriptions for plants in Latin. Researchers believe it could save some endangered plant species by simplifying and speeding up the process.
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Google Earth Reveals Underreported Fishing Traps

Google Earth Reveals Underreported Fishing Traps

Newsy (Nov. 27, 2013) — Researchers used satellite imagery to compile estimates of fishing in the Persian Gulf and found the take could be five times the reported amount.
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RAW VIDEO: Zoo Takes Census of Meerkats, Owls and More

RAW VIDEO: Zoo Takes Census of Meerkats, Owls and More

AP (Jan. 3, 2013) — It's inventory time at the London Zoo as zoo managers began an annual census of its residents. From owls to otters, penguins to pythons, there are more than 17,500 creatures to count, and the final results could take weeks to compile.
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A Real Stinker on Capitol Hill

A Real Stinker on Capitol Hill

AP (July 22, 2013) — Giant "corpse flower" blooms with the odor of rotting flesh. Bloom expected to continue for a week as botanists and visitors vie for a peak and sniff of the giant flower.
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