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US plucks tiny daisy from brink of extinction

The tiny Maguire daisy, which grows in the desert southwest of the United States, has been plucked from the edge of extinction after a 25-year conservation effort, US officials have announced.

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The Maguire daisy (Latin name: Erigeron maguirei) is a perennial plant with white or pink flowers roughly the size of an American dime or a one-cent Euro coin.



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US plucks tiny daisy from brink of extinction

Story contains video Source: Terra Daily, Fri January 21, 2011
The tiny Maguire daisy, which grows in the desert southwest of the United States, has been plucked from the edge of extinction after a 25-year conservation effort, US officials have announced.

Michael Vick’s pit bulls: Love the cure for outlaw dogs

Source: Salt Lake Tribune, Fri May 29, 2009
Pit bulls raised to be vicious fighters by former pro football quarterback Michael Vick are slowly getting used to life outside the ring and moving toward adoption with help of a southern Utah animal sanctuary.

Obama signs wide-ranging conservation law

Source: Terra Daily, Wed April 01, 2009
Washington, D.C., USA - President Barack Obama signed legislation on Monday expanding and protecting US public parks and wilderness areas from oil and gas development, billed as the largest US conservation measure in more than 15 years.

Top 7 Reasons Why This Recession Is a Great Time to Start a Green Business

Source: Triple Pundit, Fri March 27, 2009
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - While counterintuitive, a recession is actually a terrific time to start a business.

Worm ‘superglue’ may bind human joints

Source: Terra Daily, Sun November 30, 2008
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - Sandcastle worms using their natural glue as a binder for their homes are a model for University of Utah researchers creating a synthetic version for humans.

Trove of Dinosaur Fossils Found in Utah this article opens in a new window

Source: Discovery News, Tue June 17, 2008
Bones from six dinosaurs, as well as tree and clam fossils are found in a Utah quarry.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Thanks to speed record, fuel-cell cars could multiply more quickly

Source: Kansas City Star, Tue August 21, 2007
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA - Ford Motor Co. said a speed record set last week by the company's prototype fuel-cell car could hasten use of the technology in its vehicles.

Clot-Busting Drug May Help Treat Frostbite: Easing blood flow avoids amputations, researchers say

Source: HealthDay, Tue June 19, 2007
Los Angeles, California, USA - A powerful clot-busting drug used in stroke and heart attack patients might also reduce amputations in people with severe frostbite, researchers say.

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