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President Joe Biden’s order to protect the nation’s oldest woodlands is raising a simple but vexing question: When does a forest grow old? The answer could affect millions of acres of federally-managed forests where environmentalists want logging restricted as climate change, wildfires and other problems devastate vast forests. Scientists say there's no simple formula for what's old — in part because growth rates among species can vary greatly. That’s likely to complicate Biden’s efforts to protect older forests as part of his faltering climate change fight, with key pieces stalled in Congress. Underlining the issue's urgency are wildfires that have killed thousands of California's giant sequoias in recent years.

Of the great cities of Europe, four are worth a week of sightseeing: London, Paris, Rome, and Istanbul. And of those, Istanbul offers the most thrills for the best price. With every visit, I simply get out and stroll.

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Scientists for the first time have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by NASA’s Apollo astronauts. The University of Florida researchers had no idea if anything would grow in moon dirt. So they planted thale cress last year in lunar soil returned by Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and other moonwalkers. All the seeds sprouted. But the plants ended up stunted. Scientists plan to plant more thale cress before possibly moving on to other vegetation. NASA says the timing for such an experiment was finally right as the space agency looks to put astronauts back on the moon.

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Individuals who spoke at the Floyd Town Council meeting last week are in favor of two high school art students creating murals on Locust and M…

I first heard about the Virginia Creeper Trail Club in the 1990s when I was writing an article about a book called “The Virginia Creeper Trail Companion” and while interviewing the authors in Watauga, Virginia.

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Coronavirus-like particles (CoVLP), which are produced in plants, combined with an adjuvant (Adjuvant System 03 [AS03]) forms a candidate vaccine that is effective for preventing COVID-19, according to a study published online May 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Meet Floyd County Humane Society foster kitties Dahlia, Daisy, and Dusty Miller, their brother. Meet them at Dulaney’s Greenhouse.