One-fifth of world's plants at risk of extinction: study

May 28, 2016

One-fifth of world's plants at risk of extinction: study

One-fifth of the world’s plant species are at risk of extinction, British researchers warned on May 10 in an unprecedented global census of the plant kingdom. The survey by Britain’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London, said 21 percent of species are under threat. ...

Oct 8, 2014

Japan Tobacco looks at closing some European plants

Japan Tobacco Inc. may close some European manufacturing facilities after taxes and illegal trade triggered an industry slowdown in a number of countries in the region. JT’s plants in Lisnafillan, Northern Ireland, and Wervik, Belgium, would shut under the plan, with production moving to ...

/ Feb 18, 2014

Toyota restarts work at four plants

Operations resumed Tuesday at four Toyota Motor Corp. plants in central Japan that were shut the previous day when parts deliveries were disrupted due to heavy snowfall last weekend. Meanwhile, other automakers’ plants remain idled. Toyota reopened its Takaoka, Motomachi, Tahara and Tsutsumi plants ...

Toyota plant closures put paid to Aussie industry

/ Feb 11, 2014

Toyota plant closures put paid to Aussie industry

Toyota Motor Corp. will stop building cars in Australia in 2017, spelling the end of the local industry after Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. announced last year they also plan to pull out. Toyota, which started making cars in the country in ...

World's smallest water lily stolen

/ Jan 16, 2014

World's smallest water lily stolen

A plant thief has stolen one of the few surviving examples of the world’s smallest water lily, which is extinct in the wild, from the Kew Gardens in London, police say. The tiny Nymphaea thermarum was stolen last Thursday from the Princess of Wales ...

/ May 31, 2013

Moss grows again after centuries in glacial ice

Plants entombed under ice in Canada’s far north for centuries have come back to life after exposure to air and sunlight, Canadian researchers have found. University of Alberta researcher Catherine La Farge collected what she believed to be dead mosses (or bryophytes) from the ...