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10-25-2021
Black spruce trees are endangered by Arctic wildfires
A new study has revealed that black spruce trees, a key species of trees from the boreal forests, are starting to lose their resilience and capacity to regenerate in the face of increasingly frequent Arctic wildfires caused by climate change. If this trend continues, the Arctic forests might face significant ecological shifts, resulting in a loss of biodiversity and an acceleration in permafrost melting.  In North America’s boreal forests, the soils on which black spruce trees grow consist of highly flammable peat moss and lichens. Although the...
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10-11-2021
Carbon sinks are a powerful weapon against climate change
Researchers have made a new discovery about Earth's carbon sinks....
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10-11-2021
Fossils reveal a previously unknown mass extinction event
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications Biology...
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10-09-2021
How plants disperse their seeds
A new study published in the journal Trends in Ecology...
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10-09-2021
A plant’s response to light can be manipulated
Plants interact with their environments and are exceptionally sensitive to...
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10-08-2021
Peanuts improve cognitive function in young adults
A new study suggests that peanuts aren’t just a tasty...
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10-08-2021
New Jersey's tidal marshes are vanishing
New research from Rutgers University shows that tidal marshes -...
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10-08-2021
Planting sweet corn at high densities improves yield
A new study led by the University of Illinois at...
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10-08-2021
Houseplants improve mood and productivity
According to a new study commissioned by the organization The...
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10-07-2021
Birds can recognize plants that host toxic insects
Research from the University of Bristol has revealed that birds...
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10-07-2021
Compound found in basil plants may prevent Alzheimer’s
Green vegetables are commonly associated as an essential part of...
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10-06-2021
Mystery Amazon species identified after nearly 50 years
After almost 50 years, specimens collected from a tree found...
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10-06-2021
Permafrost melting may release nuclear waste into the atmosphere
Recent estimations suggest that up to two-thirds of the Arctic’s...
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