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May 9, 2017

 

Millions of years, could Earth have appeared purple from space?

The Purple Planet

A microbial geneticist at the University of Maryland has proposed that early life may have tinged the Earth purple.

November 11, 2016

 

Like plants, cyanobacteria use photosynthesis to harvest the sun's energy.

Bacteria Is Power

Scientists are using bacteria to create new clean energy solutions.

October 5, 2016

 

Carbon exchanged by trees could be crucial for helping forests survive damaging events such as droughts.

Even Trees Know How To Share

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

April 5, 2016

 

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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

 

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From Sunlight to Liquid Fuel 

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

June 26, 2014

 

There are some 5,000 species of phytoplankton adrift in the world's oceans.

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

 

Even oxygen-breathing animals as ancient as trilobite didn't come around until long after Earth's atmosphere had become oxygen-rich.

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

 

Flowers developed their powerful fumes to attract insects to pollinate them.

Flower Power

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

May 14, 2013

 

Have you ever visited forests in Africa?

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

 

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!

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