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The best tree varieties to plant for the future

Disease and global warming are damaging many favourite old trees. Which ones should we be planting for future generations?<p><b>Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine’</b><p>An attractive medium-sized deciduous tree, to 50ft/15m tall when fully grown, with a compact pyramidal habit. It is easy to grow and suitable …

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Banana Emergency Strikes Costa Rica

A “banana emergency” sounds almost comic, but it’s anything but funny when bananas are your staple food source and income, and the emergency is an …

Hybrid corn releases toxin that kills hungry worms - Futurity

To protect their crops, many farmers are growing a genetically modified type of corn that expresses insecticidal toxins that kill the European corn …

3 ways plants evolved to stand the cold - Futurity

Using the largest dated evolutionary tree of flowering plants ever assembled, a new study suggests how plants developed traits to deal with the cold.

REPORT: New Skyscrapers Will Cast Dark Shadows Over Much Of Central Park

As more and more luxury construction projects crop up at the southern end of Central Park, the corridor along 57th and 59th Streets has, without a doubt, earned its "Billionaire's Belt" nickname.<p>But a new report from the Municipal Art Society of New York warns about the long shadow these new …

Time Is Running Out To Save Florida's Oranges

It's not been a good year for Florida's citrus industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that, for the second year running, the orange crop is expected to be almost 10 percent lower than the previous year.<p>The culprit is citrus greening, a disease that has devastated Florida's oranges and …