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01-27-2023
Plants in the mint family may help produce new medicines
Plants in the mint family are rich in chemical molecules that give distinctive scents and flavors to their leaves. The mint family (Lamiaceae) is the sixth largest family of flowering plants and includes many familiar species, apart from mint itself, such as basil, rosemary, peppermint, lavender, sage and coleus. The aromatic and flavorful compounds produced by these plants function to attract pollinators and to deter herbivores, and they have been essential in driving the diversification of this large group of plants. Researchers from Michigan State University have...
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01-28-2023
Our dietary choices have enormous environmental impacts
In order to produce food for humanity, we have appropriated...
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01-27-2023
Seaweed farming could boost food security, yet preserve nature
Expanding global seaweed farming could address food security, biodiversity loss...
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01-27-2023
Gardeners can make small changes to benefit pollinators
Wild insect pollinators are critical to the formation of seeds...
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01-27-2023
Dead salmon can boost the growth of wildflowers
A new study led by the Simon Frasier University (SFU)...
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01-26-2023
Humans are destroying what's left of the Amazon
Concern for the status of the Amazon rainforest usually centers...
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01-25-2023
Protected areas are failing to safeguard biodiversity
Protected natural areas in the UK are struggling to halt...
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01-24-2023
Grassland ecosystem stability is driven by biodiversity
Recent studies have shown that the loss of species from...
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01-22-2023
Kelp farms could help clean up coastal nitrogen pollution
In a study led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks,...
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01-22-2023
Just one degree of warming can change a species
It only takes one degree of warming to change a...
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01-21-2023
Why do some leaves live longer than others?
Tree leaves have highly different lifespans. For instance, monkey puzzle...
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01-21-2023
Conservation efforts are not enough to save Antarctic wildlife
A new study has revealed that conservation efforts in Antarctica...
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01-20-2023
How do habaneros respond to environmental stress?
Plants often have to cope with a variety of environmental...
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