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Posts tagged photosynthesis

November 11, 2016

 

Close up images of blue and green cyanobacteria colonies taken from a lake.

Bacteria Is Power

Scientists are using bacteria to create new clean energy solutions.

October 5, 2016

 

A dense forest in the background.  A stream with large rocks in the foreground.

Even Trees Know How To Share

The secret to trees' longevity isn't competition, but cooperation.

April 5, 2016

 

phytoplankton

The Antarctic-CO2 Connection

Temperatures directly correlate to CO2 levels In Antarctica, but not in the tropics or Northern Hemisphere. Here's why:

June 24, 2015

 

sun reflected on water

From Sunlight to Liquid Fuel 

Scientists are engineering a method for turning solar energy into fuel.

June 26, 2014

 

Microscope image of a phytoplankton

Phytoplankton, The Ocean’s Carbon-Grubbing Skin

Plankton aren't just the foundation of the ocean's food chain; they're also really important for getting carbon dioxide out of the air.

March 7, 2014

 

Trilobite fossil

A Change In The Air

Most of us take our oxygen-rich atmosphere for granted. Once upon a time, though, Earth's air was very different.

November 20, 2013

 

Photo of a garden full of orange and pink roses.

Flower Power

Long used in courtship rituals, sweet smelling flowers developed their fragrances to attract insects.

May 14, 2013

 

African forest

Are Trees Ready To Take On Global Warming?

While humans make attempts to control carbon dioxide levels that contribute to global warming, is it possible that trees have already taken on the task?

May 2, 2013

 

Tree branches at night

Sleeping With Plants

Can sleeping in a room full of plants can be dangerous? A common myth states that, at night, plants compete with people for oxygen!

August 6, 2012

 

phototrophism

The Truth About Phototropism

What is positive phototropism and why does it matter?

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