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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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02-09-2018
Organic plant-based diets are also beneficial to the environment
A recent investigation into the environmental impact of different diets...
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02-09-2018
Ozone depletion contributed to Earth’s largest extinction event
When pine trees are exposed to extreme levels of ultraviolet...
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02-07-2018
Scientists find chemical that boosts plant growth and crop yields
Researchers have identified a chemical that is capable of reversing...
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02-07-2018
Venus flytraps don’t kill their pollinator insects
A study from North Carolina State University has revealed for...
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02-06-2018
Sea ice algae grow in the darkest areas ever recorded
Experts from Aarhus University have discovered that small algae residing...
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02-05-2018
Alien species invading new areas with an unpredictable impact
A new study from University College London has revealed that...
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02-05-2018
How long have flowers been on Earth?
A new study has narrowed in on the origins of...
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01-29-2018
Climate change puts half of California vegetation at risk
Greenhouse gas emissions and warmer temperatures have brought the Earth...
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01-25-2018
How plants see light and adapt to different conditions
As you likely learned in science class, light is a...
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01-22-2018
Warmer temps and nutrients could increase lake methane emissions
According to a new study, shallow lakes and ponds are...
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01-22-2018
Hormone made in the lab could unlock mysteries of how plants grow
Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have developed a...
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01-21-2018
Journey North turns everyday people of all ages into citizen scientists
Journey North – a powerful tool for wildlife biologists, climate...
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