Peter Raven

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    February 10, 2010

    Changing of the Guard at Missouri Botanical Garden

    Missouri Botanical GardenAdieu, Dr. Raven.​Dr. Peter Raven, the director of the Missouri Botanical Garden, announced today that he is retiring. The garden's board of directors has hired Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, director of the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, in Dublin, to take the reins. Raven ... More >>

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    September 30, 2009
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    December 19, 2008

    MOBOT's Peter Raven Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

    From discovering a rare species of plant when he was just fourteen to his three decades at the helm of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Dr. Peter Raven has dedicated his life to botany. Fitting then that the septuagenarian Raven was honored earlier this month with the National Council for Science and ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008
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    April 16, 2008

    Rare Plant Discovered by Missouri Botanical Garden Director Could be Saved -- at Expense of Thousands of Trees

    "In San Francisco, you can landmark a 'historic tree' -- but no one has ever thought to designate a historic bush." Peter Raven Those are the words of SF Weekly writer Joe Eskenazi, about the Raven's manzanita, a very rare plant on the outskirts of San Francisco discovered by a 14-year- ... More >>

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    April 26, 2006

    Garden of Good and Evil

    Criticism sprouts over the new attraction for kids at the Missouri Botanical Garden

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    January 26, 2005

    Flower Power

    Nearly 900 botanists are working to chronicle our biological heritage. And boy are they a wacky bunch.

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    October 8, 2003

    The Greening of McRee Town

    There was nothing wrong with the Missouri Botanical Garden's downtrodden neighbor to the north that a bulldozer couldn't fix

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    June 25, 2003

    Meet the Anarchists

    The brouhaha surrounding this year's World Agricultural Forum said a lot about St. Louis. And a lot of what it said wasn't very good.

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    March 21, 2001

    Bringing Home The Bacon

    St. Louis 2004 has spent millions in the name of civic revival, but most of the money has gone to fatten its staff. Too bad they haven't delivered much more than buzz.

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    September 20, 2000

    Down the Drain

    For 14 years, Tom Sullivan has been smelling a rat at the Metropolitan Sewer District. It may not be just his imagination.

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    March 1, 2000

    Primary Color

    Following the greenbacks as Missouri gears up for Super Tuesday

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    November 17, 1999


    "Nevermore," quoth the Missouri Botanical Garden

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    November 3, 1999


    Why Missouri Botanical Garden's Peter Raven, world-renowned environmentalist, courts Monsanto's favor, boosts its biotech and takes its money