Friday, January 7, 2011

News to note

Maryland making little progress with Smart Growth

Thirteen years after Maryland embarked on a nationally recognized effort to promote Smart Growth, the state's laws and policies have had little discernible impact on sprawl or traffic congestion, a new study says, and farms and forests are still threatened by development. Read the Baltimore Sun story

A new use for 200 year old pressed plants

Ecologists are looking to herbaria - libraries of preserved plants - to see how plants are reacting to climate change. Read the story on Scienceline.

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