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I Am a Botanist (And No, I Don't Grow Marijuana)

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 09.09.2014 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

We should not be reluctant to embrace the one word that has always encompassed everything that we do: botany, the study of plants. Our work is critical to the health of the planet and the ages-old quest to better understand it. Our skills, our talents, and our passion are needed now more than ever.

Top New Plant Species of Last Year (and the Hottest Job of the Future)

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

You might think that we could have found all of the plants by now. They don't evade capture or bite you when you catch them. Unlike microbes, they aren't invisible without a lens. Yet, more than 150 new plant species were published in academic journals in 2012.

Shovel-Ready Heroes: Accepting Nominations Now

Jane S. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jane S. Smith

Why isn't anybody putting up statues or stained-glass windows to honor modern heroes of the natural world?