News tagged with planting trees

Evolution may take giant leaps

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study of thousands of species of plants and animals suggests new species may arise from rare events instead of through an accumulation of small changes made in response to changes in ...

dateDec 11, 2009 in Evolution weblog
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Over 17,000 species threatened by extinction

(AP) -- A rare Panamanian tree frog, a rodent from Madagascar and two lizards found only in the Philippines are among over 17,000 species threatened with extinction, a leading environmental group said Tuesday.

dateNov 02, 2009 in Ecology
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Plants' response to fire tested

A team from the National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) has developed a new method for identifying the flammability of plant species by using a device that measures how ...

dateSep 24, 2009 in Other
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Scientists to study plant 'switchboards'

A new four-year, $3.72 million grant to North Carolina State University will allow researchers to shed light on an important mystery - how genes impact the type and amount of "glue," known as lignin, produced in trees. Understanding ...

dateSep 03, 2009 in Biotechnology
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HOT ISSUE: Should we deliberately move species?

(AP) -- On naked patches of land in western Canada and United States, scientists are planting trees that don't belong there. It's a bold experiment to move trees threatened by global warming into places where ...

dateJul 20, 2009 in Ecology
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Ferns took to the trees and thrived

(PhysOrg.com) -- As flowering plants like giant trees quickly rose to dominate plant communities during the Cretaceous period, the ferns that had preceded them hardly saw it as a disappointment.

dateJul 02, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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