Earth Plants • Earth.com
09-25-2022
Rising temperatures shorten the lifespan of fig tree pollinators
Since they produce fruit all year round, fig trees are essential components of tropical forests, ensuring that there is sufficient food for forest birds and mammals, even during periods when other plants do not bear fruit. However, in order to be able to provide this crucial ecological role, fig trees need to be pollinated by fig wasps – a type of insect measuring two to three millimeters in length, living an average of two to three days, and often flying ten or more kilometers to get from...
Read more...
01-07-2018
More digestible grasses could help cows and cars alike
The risk of becoming dinner for herbivores has built up...
Read more...
01-06-2018
Lightening the color of soybean leaves could supply more food
Global food demand is a major concern for many researchers,...
Read more...
01-04-2018
Winemakers might need to switch grapes in a changing climate
A study from Harvard University has found that winemakers may...
Read more...
01-03-2018
Parasitic plant can control the genes of its host plant
Parasitic plants and pests are a major concern for farmers...
Read more...
01-03-2018
Genetically modified cacao could stop chocolate from running out
As we reported this week, the world’s chocolate supply is...
Read more...
01-02-2018
Invasive species threatens crucial Jamaican biodiversity hotspot
An invasive tree species native to Australia is now endangering...
Read more...
01-01-2018
A new technique could help crops grow in record time
A scientific breakthrough in the world of agriculture could help...
Read more...
12-29-2017
Unusual, blurred seasons are confusing wildlife across the globe
An annual review by the National Trust has found that...
Read more...
12-29-2017
The new year brings legal recreational marijuana to California
Recreational use of marijuana will officially become legal in California...
Read more...
12-28-2017
College in Michigan offers a degree in marijuana
Northern Michigan University has introduced “medical plant chemistry" as a...
Read more...
12-22-2017
Photosynthesis in plants may have started 1.25 billion years ago
Scientists at McGill University have dated the world's oldest algae...
Read more...
12-21-2017
Tomatoes and fresh fruit help improve lungs of ex-smokers
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...
Read more...
News coming your way
The biggest news about our planet delivered to you each day