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Botanic Gardens Complement Agricultural Gene Bank in Collecting and Conserving Plant Genetic Diversity

Originating in Europe in the 16th century, botanic gardens are found in nearly every country in the world.

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10/23/18
Visibility of Plants under the Endangered Species Act: Causes and Implications

In this presentation, the ESA is examined through the lens of plant conservation. The ESA prohibitions for plants and animals are compared.

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10/23/18
Sustaining the Future of Plant Breeding: The Critical Role of the USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System

Plant breeders require genetic diversity to develop cultivars that are productive, nutritious,

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10/22/18
Education Community Webinar: Everyone's Welcome

Follow the link below to learn about accessibility at public gardens, presented by Maura Nelson, Accessibility Coordinator at USBG:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mupwR_7UJcY

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10/22/18
Template for Pocket Response Plan for Collections

Use this template for a printable pocket response plan for plant collections management should a disaster occur. This document is NOT intended to be a substitute for a comprehensive emergency plan.

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10/22/18
Activating the Workplace by Engaging Employees in Sustainability

As companies look for ways to boost employee engagement, they are focusing on job purposing—the concept of linking an organization’s purpose and an individual’s job to societal contribution.

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10/12/18
IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

This report responds to the invitation for IPCC to provide a Special Report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways’ contained in the Decision of the 21st Conferen

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10/12/18
The impact of ancient tree form on modern landscape preferences

Empirical studies of the relationship between aspects of the landscape and human emotions have been fruitful over the last few decades. In fact, we are awash in data that describes a correlation between natural landscapes and positive human feelings.

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10/10/18
Resilient Design Education in the United States

In the last year, the U.S. has experienced extreme weather events, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as wildfires in California, and flooding in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas, that have devastated homes and communities.

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10/9/18
Re-Oaking Silicon Valley: Building Vibrant Cities with Nature

In this report, we investigate how integrating components of oak woodlands into developed landscapes — “re-oaking” — can provide an array of valuable functions for both wildlife and people.

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10/9/18

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