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Science on the SPOT: Restoring San Francisco's Lost Manzanita

Science on the SPOT: Restoring San Francisco's Lost Manzanita

QUEST explores how the San Francisco Botanical Garden is toiling to bring one of the city's rarest native plants, the Franciscana manzanita, back from the brink of extinction.

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Rediscovering Extinct Plants

Rediscovering Extinct Plants

This week, QUEST’s Science on the SPOT video will feature the Franciscan manzanita, a plant thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in San Francisco’s Presidio in 2009.

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Nature Deficit Disorder

Nature Deficit Disorder

Many people spend their holiday seasons inside shopping malls. More and more, kids, in particular, are passing up the opportunity to play outdoors during the rest of the year too. The trend could be contributing to serious health risks such as obesity. And so a movement of parents, teachers and lawmakers is trying to get […]

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