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04-17-2024
Increased CO2 is making wildfires more frequent by making plants grow faster
We tend to think of wildfires as being caused by hot weather and drought. And for good reason – those weather conditions make plants tinder-dry. But a new study from the University of California, Riverside is flipping that idea on its head. Turns out, the biggest culprit in mega wildfires might be something utterly invisible: carbon dioxide (CO2). CO2 and wildfires You already know that CO2 is a greenhouse gas, trapping heat and contributing to climate change. But here's the twist: CO2 is also a key ingredient...
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07-11-2018
Lost extinctions: When animals die off before science finds them
Certainly the majority of plants, animals, fungi, etc. that have...
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07-10-2018
Human activities are prompting alarming extinction rates
In an article written for The Conversation, Dr. David Redding...
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07-09-2018
How to keep your plants healthy during extreme summer heat
Measuring a plant’s water use and understanding how plants use...
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07-08-2018
World's largest vertical farm to join Dubai skyline
Dubai is known for its breathtaking and often inventive architecture,...
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07-03-2018
Destructive insects grow wings after cues from their host plant
A new study led by Washington State University (WSU) has...
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07-02-2018
Crowdfunding results in first ever fern genome sequencing
In an unprecedented study, researchers have analyzed the full DNA...
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06-26-2018
New game-changing instrument will measure global plant water use
Heat stress and water shortages present challenges to the agricultural...
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06-21-2018
New type of photosynthesis discovered that uses infrared light
Scientists at Imperial College London have uncovered a previously unknown...
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06-18-2018
Invasive plant that causes third-degree burns found in Virginia
At least 30 giant hogweed plants have been found in...
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06-13-2018
Dogs can detect deadly fungal disease in avocado trees
Dogs have a famously incredible sense of smell and can...
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06-13-2018
Like animals, plants also use camouflage to hide from predators
Camouflage is a tactic many associate with certain reptiles or...
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06-12-2018
Bees can recognize flowers by their unique scented patterns
A new study from the University of Bristol has revealed...
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