News tagged with plants

The water trading strategies of plants

Plants trade water for carbon – every litre of water that they extract from the soil allows them to take up a few more grams of carbon from the atmosphere to use in growth. A new global study, led by Australian ...

dateMar 03, 2015 in Ecology
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Beautiful, but blacklisted

If you have this beautiful flower in your garden, you should uproot it before the seed pods explode, releasing thousands of seeds. It spreads like the black plague.

dateMay 07, 2015 in Ecology
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Tracking photosynthesis from space

Watching plants perform photosynthesis from space sounds like a futuristic proposal, but a new application of data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite may enable scientists to do just ...

dateMay 05, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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