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Hothouse Blog article by Emily Esplandiu

“Reefense”: The Future of Coral Restoration

Active coral restoration efforts are expanding as the state of coral reefs continues to decline in South Florida. In the past two decades,…
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University of Miami Rosenstiel School's coral conservation program-feature

Citizen Science: Community Members Help to “Rescue a Reef”

Ever dream of being a marine biologist? Well, the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School’s “Rescue a Reef” program is a citizen science…
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Diego Lirman Hothouse Blog article Underwater Gardengin Chapter 3

Complex underwater structures called stony corals: Chapter 3

The field of active coral reef restoration has grown exponentially in the last 15 years and Florida has been the epicenter for the…
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A Scientist in the Garden

Gardens have always inspired scientists to understand how nature works. The British naturalist Charles Darwin conducted many detailed observations and experiments on how…
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Munstead wood rose: copyright by Victor Lazzari

Incorporating Roses For Cutting In The South Florida Garden

The world of garden roses is a wonderfully diverse horticultural playground. In the most general sense, all roses are woody-stemmed perennial shrubs –…
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Diego Lirman Hothouse Blog article Underwater Gardening Chapter 2

Complex underwater structures called stony corals: Chapter 2

I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and had a great holiday season! Now that you know that we are "gardening"…
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Canopy: What It Is and Why It’s Important

In its simplest meaning, canopy is the cover resulting from the leaves at the top branches of a tree. However, this definition diminishes…
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Protecting Biscayne Bay: There are so many ways you can make a difference.

Greetings Everyone, Let me give you a little background on one era of my life, back to when I lived for the weekend…
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Keeping our Beautiful Bay Beautiful

For my column this month I would like to build on the excellent article Kelly Cox at Miami Waterkeepers wrote for this site's…
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Getting into Fall

When my mom moved from Chicago to Florida a few years ago, she complained that she missed the changing seasons.  Most of us…
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