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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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Green roofs offer habitat opportunities for diverse species
Along with many other environmental benefits, green roofs introduce new...
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04-07-2018
How plants know when it’s time to start flowering
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04-06-2018
Mice, birds, and bats also play important roles in pollination
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04-05-2018
Rising temperatures bring new plant species to mountaintops
Scientists are reporting that the number of plant species that...
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04-05-2018
Plants have a hormone that helps keep them hydrated
Researchers have identified a small hormone that helps plants retain...
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04-03-2018
Older Americans are more uneasy about medical marijuana use
The results of a recent survey indicate that older Americans...
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04-03-2018
The end of the Great American Desert?
It might be fair to say that the European-based American...
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04-03-2018
Botanical sexism with trees making seasonal allergies worse
While many people are relieved to see winter change to...
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04-02-2018
Plants will have the biggest impact on the world’s water cycle
One of the most crucial parts of understanding the impact...
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03-31-2018
El Niño and climate cycles have a huge impact on crops worldwide
El Niño and other large-scale weather cycles affect two-thirds of...
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03-26-2018
Cannabidiol in marijuana could help treat drug addiction
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is used for medicinal purposes to treat...
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03-25-2018
10 low-light houseplants for dim rooms or offices
A few houseplants can turn a bare, sterile space into...
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