Flora of the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26792/all en Canada put 'wrong' maple leaf on new C$20 bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/canada-put-wrong-maple-leaf-new-c20-bill-expert The untrained eye might not at first spot the difference between the maple leaf on the new $20, $50 and $100 bills and the North American sugar maple. But it is clear to Sean Blaney, a botanist who tracks plants for the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre in New Brunswick, and who brought it first to the attention of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/canada-put-wrong-maple-leaf-new-c20-bill-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flora Flora of the United States National symbols of Canada Social Issues Canada Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:15:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736366 at http://www.globalpost.com Famous Georgia peach no longer king of the state's fruit hill; displaced by blueberries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130721/famous-georgia-peach-no-longer-king-the-states-fruit-hill-di <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ATLANTA - What is the most valuable fruit crop produced in the Peach State?</p> <p>This is not a trick question, but you may want to pause a second before answering.</p> <p>Ready? It's the blueberry.</p> <p>Georgia is famous as a major producer of the peach, the fuzzy succulent orange fruit whose image appears on state license plates, "welcome to Georgia" billboards and on road signs. When driving in the capital city of Atlanta, you can pass the corner of Peachtree Street and Peachtree Center Avenue, just one block from West Peachtree Street.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130721/famous-georgia-peach-no-longer-king-the-states-fruit-hill-di" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Botany Flora of the United States Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Sun, 21 Jul 2013 16:01:25 +0000 The Canadian Press 5889560 at http://www.globalpost.com In rural Maine, rise of the machines pushes out migrant pickers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130810/rural-maine-rise-the-machines-pushes-out-migrant-pickers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dave Sherwood</p> <p>DEBLOIS, Maine (Reuters) - From beneath the brim of a tattered straw cap, Oscar Argueta, a 35-year-old coffee farmer from the cloud forests of Intibucá, Honduras, grins as he tops off a plastic crate of wild Maine blueberries.</p> <p>Argueta said he can make as much as $1,000 per week here, with free housing, subsidized food and even health care provided, a deal that has long enticed migrants to Maine's blueberry fields from as far away as Mexico, Honduras and Haiti.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130810/rural-maine-rise-the-machines-pushes-out-migrant-pickers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flora of the United States Health Human geography Human migration Labor Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sat, 10 Aug 2013 15:32:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5906925 at http://www.globalpost.com P.E.I. gives financial aid to blueberry operation that plans to double capacity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131008/pei-gives-financial-aid-blueberry-operation-plans-double-cap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MORELL, P.E.I. - A blueberry operation on Prince Edward Island is doubling its capacity and workforce with support from the provincial government.</p> <p>Jasper Wyman and Son is expanding its facility to allow it to process more blueberries in Morell.</p> <p>The provincial government say the expansion will see Wyman’s workforce grow from 25 full-time and 70 seasonal jobs to 50 full-time and 140 seasonal jobs.</p> <p>Among other things, the government is giving the business a $16 million loan as well as a grant of $500,000.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131031/oxford-frozen-foods-build-new-processing-plant-new-brunswick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berries Flora of the United States Vaccinium The Canadian Press Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:32:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5976664 at http://www.globalpost.com China may import 4 berries from Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131116/china-may-import-4-berries-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Nov 16 (EFE).- A mission of Chinese technicians will visit Mexico to certify the cultivation, packing and food-safety characteristics of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with a view to importing those fruit from the Latin American country, Mexican authorities said.</p> <p>The Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Secretariat confirmed that the inspection would take place but did not provide a precise date.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131116/china-may-import-4-berries-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berries Botany Flora of the United States Technology Agencia EFE Sat, 16 Nov 2013 20:03:58 +0000 Agencia EFE 5991237 at http://www.globalpost.com Ottawa releases protection plan under sage grouse emergency order http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131204/ottawa-releases-protection-plan-under-sage-grouse-emergency- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EDMONTON - The federal government has revealed details of a last-ditch plan to save an iconic prairie bird from vanishing from the grasslands, but officials acknowledge an emergency order to protect the sage grouse isn't enough on its own.</p> <p>"There's going to have to be a number of measures," David Ingstrup, regional director of the Canadian Wildlife Service, said Wednesday. "The order is one of several things that will have to happen if we're going to ensure recovery of this species."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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Northern California preservationists are fighting to keep a rare albino redwood, one of just 10 trees of its kind known to exist, from being chopped down to make way for a new commuter rail system, arborists and city officials said on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140312/preservationists-fight-save-rare-albino-redwood-tree-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Flora of the United States Sequoia Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:37:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6094142 at http://www.globalpost.com Idaho to kill thousands of ravens to benefit imperiled bird species http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140319/idaho-kill-thousands-ravens-benefit-imperiled-bird-species <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Laura Zuckerman</p> <p>SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Idaho is planning to kill thousands of ravens to protect another bird whose eggs and chicks are among its prey, despite criticism that human development is a greater threat to the imperiled sage-grouse than the black-winged bird.</p> <p>Ravens, carrion birds often popularly depicted as omens of death or misfortune, will be killed by baiting them with poisoned chicken eggs, shooting them and destroying a number of their eggs and nests, Idaho wildlife managers said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140319/idaho-kill-thousands-ravens-benefit-imperiled-bird-species" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Centrocercus Flora of the United States Grouse Idaho Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:30:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6099638 at http://www.globalpost.com Augusta still unsure how to replace Eisenhower Tree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/augusta-still-unsure-how-replace-eisenhower-tree <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Tiger Woods is not the only icon missing from this year's Masters.</p> <p>Augusta National's famed Eisenhower Tree, which stood for years on the 17th fairway, was removed after being damaged by an ice storm in February.</p> <p>The loblolly pine got its name because former U.S. president and club member Dwight Eisenhower hit into the tree so often he campaigned to have it chopped down.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/augusta-still-unsure-how-replace-eisenhower-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Flora of the United States Military personnel Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:33:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6117584 at http://www.globalpost.com Towering Vancouver Island tree officially second-largest in the country http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140424/towering-vancouver-island-tree-officially-second-largest-the <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT RENFREW, B.C. - As trees go, it is one colossal conifer. </p> <p>Tape measures confirm that a Douglas fir tree on Vancouver Island is officially the second-largest in Canada.</p> <p>According to the B.C. Big Tree Registry run by the University of British Columbia, the tree stands 70.2 metres high, about as tall as an 18-storey building. It has a diameter of 3.91 metres — almost as long as a mid-sized car.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140424/towering-vancouver-island-tree-officially-second-largest-the" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Columbia Flora of North America Flora of the United States The Canadian Press Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:08:27 +0000 The Canadian Press 6129890 at http://www.globalpost.com Walleye, bison and bluestem grass become official symbols in Manitoba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140522/walleye-bison-and-bluestem-grass-become-official-symbols-man <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government has chosen the walleye as the province's official fish.</p> <p>The government has also announced the plains bison has been deemed the provincial mammal and big bluestem is to be the provincial grass.</p> <p>Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh says the decisions follow public input and will help promote environmental protection.</p> <p>The walleye is already an official fish in other jurisdictions such as Minnesota and Saskatchewan.</p> <p>The provincial symbols will be made official through a bill being introduced in the legislature.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Flora of North America Flora of the United States Provinces and territories of Canada The Canadian Press Thu, 22 May 2014 17:03:02 +0000 The Canadian Press 6154400 at http://www.globalpost.com Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140731/yosemite-park-fire-threatens-famous-giant-sequoia-trees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A fire raging in California's Yosemite National Park advanced Wednesday, threatening a grove of famous giant sequoia trees.</p> <p>The blaze, which began on Saturday, has scorched some 3,545 acres (1,234 hectares) of the popular tourist spot and is about one-third contained, a spokeswoman for the Yosemite Fire Information call center told AFP.</p> <p>Some 830 firefighters and seven helicopters have been mobilized but the inferno is still moving toward the northwest, encroaching on Merced Grove -- home to some of the park's cherished giant sequoias.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140731/yosemite-park-fire-threatens-famous-giant-sequoia-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Flora of the United States Sierra Nevada Yosemite National Park AFP Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:10:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6219497 at http://www.globalpost.com Feature: Serbia seeks investment, support for profitable blueberry farming http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140907/feature-serbia-seeks-investment-support-profitable-blueberry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BELGRADE, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Blueberry farming, a developing agricultural branch in Serbia, is bringing good income to farmers who decided to satisfy the growing need of the global market for this healthy, delicious fruit.</p> <p>At a small experimental blueberry farm in Belanovica, director of "Prima-Blueberry", the largest farming cooperative that exports Serbian blueberry, Ivan Djuknic, 63, complained that heavy rains decreased this year's yield by 20 percent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140907/feature-serbia-seeks-investment-support-profitable-blueberry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berries Flora of the United States Ivan Djuknic Technology Vaccinium Xinhua News Agency Sun, 07 Sep 2014 13:47:23 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6251323 at http://www.globalpost.com