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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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01-17-2018
How flowering plants became so dominant on Earth
Researchers from San Francisco State University set out to determine...
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01-17-2018
Maple trees (and syrup) under threat from climate change
Among the many disastrous consequences that could arise if climate...
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01-16-2018
Global warming is changing the way plants grow
Researchers have found that climate change not only affects the...
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01-11-2018
Even plants have biological clocks that determine when they grow
A team of Nobel-Prize-winning researchers previously demonstrated that fruit flies...
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01-09-2018
All species have an equal chance of life, study finds
There are millions of species on Earth, ranging from large...
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01-09-2018
These herbs are scientifically proven to help treat anxiety
Researchers from the University of Melbourne recently reviewed phytotherapy medical...
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01-07-2018
More digestible grasses could help cows and cars alike
The risk of becoming dinner for herbivores has built up...
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01-06-2018
Lightening the color of soybean leaves could supply more food
Global food demand is a major concern for many researchers,...
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01-04-2018
Winemakers might need to switch grapes in a changing climate
A study from Harvard University has found that winemakers may...
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01-03-2018
Parasitic plant can control the genes of its host plant
Parasitic plants and pests are a major concern for farmers...
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01-03-2018
Genetically modified cacao could stop chocolate from running out
As we reported this week, the world’s chocolate supply is...
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01-02-2018
Invasive species threatens crucial Jamaican biodiversity hotspot
An invasive tree species native to Australia is now endangering...
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