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Rise in CO2 Has 'Geened Planet Earth'
Offbeat  (tags: Carbon dioxide emissions, Trees, Plants, Environment, New Study )

Raymond
- 227 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Carbon dioxide emissions from industrial society have driven a huge growth in trees and other plants.
5 Herbs to Reduce Stress in Your Cat
Offbeat  (tags: plants, herbs, flowers, stressed-out, kitties )

Barb
- 336 days ago - petmd.com
Some cats are naturally stressed and anxious as part of their demeanor, while others save their freak-outs for car trips and vet visits. Fortunately, effective remedies are available that are both natural and easy to administer.
Do We Underestimate the Power of Plants and Trees?
Offbeat  (tags: trees, Plants, intelligent, controversially, scientists )

Raymond
- 384 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Research suggests plants might be capable of more than we suspect. Some scientists - controversially - describe plants as "intelligent".
Plants Can âEUR~HearâEUR(TM) Themselves Being Eaten - and Become Defensive When Attacked
Offbeat  (tags: plants, eaten, defensive, plant cells' metabolism, chemicals, caterpillars, environment, interesting )

Lone
- 404 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
'We found that feeding vibrations signal changes in the plant cells' metabolism, creating more defensive chemicals that can repel attacks from caterpillars
Nature Notes: Bees That Refuse to Pass on Pollen
Offbeat  (tags: bees, pollen, plants, flowers, pollination )

Tracy
- 421 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
rise of pollen thieves in bee colonies deprive plants of pollination Bees have been found to cheat natures system by stealing pollen without pollinating plants in return.
The Week in Wildlife - in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, pictures, animals, environment, world, photos, animals, plants, birds, trees )

Tracy
- 425 days ago - theguardian.com
Walking fish and autumnal woodlands are among this weeks pick of images from the natural world
Plant Uses Raindrops to Eat Ants
Offbeat  (tags: plants, Pitcher Plant, ants, carnivorous plants )

Tracy
- 427 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A carnivorous pitcher plant uses power from falling raindrops to fling ants to their doom biologists have discovered
US Battles to Find - and Save - Illegally Trafficked Plants
Offbeat  (tags: plants, endangering.US Botanic Garden )

Raymond
- 479 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Every year thousands of plants are illegally imported into the US - but what happens after they're seized? And what happens to plants in danger of extinction?
Ocean Seaweed - Tastes Like Bacon!
Offbeat  (tags: food, nutrition, plants, ocean, good news, health )

Dianne
- 511 days ago - oregonstate.edu
This super-seaweed is packed with protein, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, has twice the nutritional value of kale - and tastes like bacon!
Arctic Sea Ice Extent Hits Record Low for Winter
Offbeat  (tags: environment, Sea ice, Arctic Ocean, Polar Regions, people, animals, plants, US scientists, University of Colorado, USA )

Raymond
- 600 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has fallen to the lowest recorded level for the winter season, according to US scientists.The maximum this year was 14.5 million sq km,
5 Plants Your Cats Can Eat
Offbeat  (tags: cats, plants, garden )

Jeri
- 629 days ago - catster.com
When you're planning your garden this spring, plant something green for your feline friends.
Mind-Altering Plants, From Peyote to Coffee at Kew Gardens - in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, pictures, world, off-beat, plants, mind altering plants )

Zora
- 807 days ago - theguardian.com
From the ancient Aztecs to Woodstock hippies, mind-altering plants have been used by different cultures for thousands of years, for everything from shamanic rituals to staying awake
Kew's Green Medicine
Offbeat  (tags: Healthcare, Green medicine, Plants, Kew, UK )

Raymond
- 841 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Many beautiful plants have the power to help human health - but at the same time, can also be potentially harmful
Colourised X-Ray Photographs of Flora and Fauna By Arie Van't Riet: In Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: x-rays, flowers, plants, beautiful, art )

Giana
- 885 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A physicist has harnessed the power of X-rays to create a stunning series of artworks. Arie van't Riet's pictures reveal animals and plants in an incredible new light. The 66-year-old, from Bathmen in the Netherlands, began X-raying flowers.
Plants Talk. Plants Listen. Here's How
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, interesting, insects, plants, protection, unusual, world )

Kathy
- 952 days ago - npr.org
They don't have eyes. Or ears. Or what we would call a nervous system. But plants can talk. And they listen. Let me show you how. First, we'll need a plant eater. This one's perfect: It's an aphid, a hungry little critter who loves to munch on fresh, gree
 

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