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Flower Pollination

Support the 'Save America's Pollinators Act' -- Why We Must Work Together to Save the Bees

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Laura Turner Seydel

Why is the decline of pollinators one of our most critical environmental issues? Pollinators provide a crucial ecosystem service valued annually at $125 billion globally ($15-$20 billion in the U.S) in the pollination of our food crops.

Wild Pollinators Are Critical to Keeping Our Picnic Baskets Full

Christina Kennedy | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green
Christina Kennedy

Bees may seem like uninvited guests at your picnic -- but before you shoo them away from the fruit salad, think twice, as they play a critical role in making your picnic possible.

Maximizing Reproduction: How Flowers Do It

Kristin Beale | Posted 07.29.2012 | Science
Kristin Beale

How do plants prevent too many pollen tubes from entering a single ovule? And what if a sperm is defective?

Do Iridescent Flowers Have More Pollinating Power?

AP | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green

LONDON -- Scientists are showing off a little-known property of some common garden flowers: They're iridescent, meaning that light shimmers off them l...