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11-22-2022
In tropical forests, lightning strikes the most resilient trees
Lightning may influence the composition of tropical forests, according to a new study led by Steve Yanoviak of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The results of the study suggest that the tropical trees which are most likely to be struck are also the most resilient to lightning strikes.  Over the course of several years, a team of lightning scientists and tropical field biologists analyzed the effects of lightning strikes on the Panama Canal forests of the Barro Colorado Nature Monument. The researchers estimate that lightning strikes tropical...
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01-10-2017
Your world: top Instagram feeds from plant non-profits
Here at Earth.com, we always like to highlight some of...
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01-10-2017
Famous sequoia tunnel tree takes final bow
If a tunnel tree falls in the forest… The “Pioneer...
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01-09-2017
Earth news daily: January 9, 2017
What’s going on in the world today? Plenty. In your daily...
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01-08-2017
City life may influence plant and animal evolution
The story of the city mouse and the country mouse...
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01-07-2017
New plant database could set the pace for biofuel production
A new, open source plant database could help farmers choose...
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01-06-2017
The story of the 52 million year-old fossilized fruit
New research has been published in the journal Science outlining...
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01-05-2017
Tiny grazers could be the new heroes of Caribbean coral reefs
The majestic beauty of Caribbean coral reefs is largely dependent...
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01-04-2017
Scientists seek to solve mystery of Cambrian oxygen spike
Could the same process that turned plant matter into fossil fuels...
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12-23-2016
Researchers discover 133 new species of plants and animals
Researchers from the California Academy of Sciences identified 133 new...
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12-23-2016
Why is species diversity greater in the tropics at the poles?
A team of researchers from around the world, led by...
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12-20-2016
Humans started cooking plants for food over 10,000 years ago
Preparing food and cooking plants with heat or fire is...
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12-14-2016
Ocean acidification causes huge problems for tiny phytoplankton
As carbon dioxide increases in Earth’s atmosphere, more and more...
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