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12-05-2022
Leaf cover affects the climate in mountain forests
Seasonal changes in leaf cover have a big impact on the local climate in forested mountain regions, according to a new study from the University of Tsukuba. "Nocturnal temperature inversion (NTI) is an important factor characterizing the local climate in mountainous areas. In central Japan, most of the mountain slopes are covered by forests, but the effects of their leaf expansion/fall on the NTI variations in basins have not been clarified," wrote the study authors.  Since the forest canopy shields the forest floor from sunlight and reduces...
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02-20-2018
1965: The year human-induced changes to Earth officially began
For the first time, researchers have found scientific evidence to...
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02-19-2018
Plants first began covering the Earth 520 million years ago
Until now, it had been widely believed that plants first...
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02-19-2018
Farming with crushed rocks can help soak up carbon
The soil around volcanoes is some of the most fertile...
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02-18-2018
Tiny proteins offer huge insight into how circadian clock ticks
Your circadian rhythm guides your body through 24 hours, telling...
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02-17-2018
Coffee production is actually good for the birds, too
Coffee production is actually good for the birds, too. A...
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02-15-2018
More species of wild bees means more crops for humans
Researchers at Rutgers University have confirmed a link between increased...
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02-13-2018
How plants protect themselves from heat stress
Heat stress can have a devastating effect on plant growth...
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02-13-2018
Marijuana is much less damaging to the brain than alcohol
Experts at the University of Colorado Boulder are reporting that...
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02-12-2018
These crops will confuse global warming with change of season
Researchers at the John Innes Centre in England set out...
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02-12-2018
Florida’s citrus trees struggle to recover from disaster, disease
Just as the citrus industry in Florida was expected to...
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02-10-2018
Marijuana could actually help battle the opioid crisis
The opioid epidemic in America has reached a new high,...
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02-10-2018
Cacti, birds, and life in the Sonoran Desert
Saguaros are big… very big for cacti.  That’s one of...
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