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COP21: Calling on Leaders to Make Plants Part of the Solution

Dr. Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
Dr. Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D.

The goal of this agreement is to hold nations accountable for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to establish a long-term protection plan for our environment. I have studied plants for nearly 40 years, and I am advocating that plants be an essential component of that long-term plan.

The New American Garden: The Uncertain Future of a Great Legacy

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 10.19.2016 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Landscape architecture is an innately ephemeral art form and a new exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. provides opportunities to examine a body of work, explore its significance and ponder its future.

Five Facts about Fungi: The Unsung Heroes

Dr. Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Dr. Gregory M. Mueller, Ph.D.

Sometimes, it's all too easy to overlook what's really important in life. Countless heroes go unsung as they carry out their important work behind the scenes. Today I would like to take a moment to acknowledge a group of unsung heroes working diligently all over the world: fungi.

50 Years Later: Honoring the Wilderness Act Through Citizen Science

Kayri Havens | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Kayri Havens

The Wilderness Act is a reminder of the importance of protecting and preserving our wild spaces -- in the United States and around the world. As I look forward to the next 50 years, I see amazing opportunities for conservation and discovery, and unprecedented risks and challenges facing our natural world.

Finding Your Career 2.0 in Conservation Science: One Woman's Story

Kayri Havens | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Kayri Havens

There are a lot of inspiring women going into this field, and you can be one of them.

The 5 Things You Need to Know About Wildfires

Kayri Havens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kayri Havens

Why do wildfires continue year after year? Can't we do something to better manage fires? To further compound matters, wildfire reports or news segments are likely to include terms the majority of us are unfamiliar with -- making these questions that much more difficult to answer.

Daley College To Launch Urban Agriculture Course

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new urban agriculture program in the works at Daley College's West Side Technical Institute could put the City Colleges of Chicago on the leading ed...