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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 )

- 38 days ago -
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 )

- 68 days ago -
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 )

- 246 days ago -
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
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- 280 days ago -
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 )

- 324 days ago -
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 )

- 391 days ago -
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
Singing Plants at Damanhur! VIDEO!
Offbeat  (tags: environment, plants, protection )

- 491 days ago -
Experience what is was like to be in the Sacred Forests in Damanhur and listen to the singing plants. It will change your perception on life.
The Case for the Ethical Treatment of Plants | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, plants, feelings, emotions, interesting, ethics, food )

- 837 days ago -
The 1973 book "The Secret Life of Plants" by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird advanced the notion that plants are sentient and can experience emotions and pain. The book has been widely discounted as pseudoscience since its publishing, but recent studi
Fall and Winter Holiday Plant Toxicity in Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, plants, toxic, poinsetta, animals, environment, health, interesting, pets, protection, safety )

- 1261 days ago -
I thought this was important to share! Flowers and plants add beauty to any holiday, and they make great holiday gifts. But if your family includes pets, you may want to learn which plants are safe and which ones you need to avoid.
The Loneliest Plant In The World
Offbeat  (tags: environment, plants, interesting, unusual )

- 1478 days ago -
One day in 1895, while walking through the Ngoya Forest in Zululand, southern Africa, a botanist with the oh so suitable name of John Medley Wood caught sight of a tree. It sat on a steep slope at the edge of the woods and looked different from the other
China Celebrates 30 Years of Conserving and Sustainably Using Biodiversity Through CITES - United Nations Environment Programme
Offbeat  (tags: China, biodiversity, conservation, animals, plants )

- 1507 days ago -
From pandas to tigers, China is home to some of the most magnificent wild species and plays a prominent role in the conservation and sustainable use of the planet's biodiversity.
7 Weirdest Things People Feed to Plants
Offbeat  (tags: plants, weird plants, feeding plants )

- 1639 days ago -
Aside from water, not many people know exactly what to feed their plants (in fact, a surprising number don't even have water on their list). While there are many store bought fertilizers and plant foods available, there are plenty of less-mainstream, more
Return of the British Orchid
Offbeat  (tags: plants, unusual, interesting, environment )

- 1796 days ago -
Late June is the time to see an incredible array of British orchids in the wild. Sarah Raven finds the best places to go plant-hunting.
Oil Disaster: Look Beyond the Human Dimensions
Offbeat  (tags: oil spill gulf of Mexico, animals, plants, water, earth )

- 1818 days ago -
Native peoples have always acted and spoken on behalf of living things that have no voice. Birds, plants, the waters
Plants and Spiders 'Compete for the Same Food Supply'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, plants, spiders, food )

- 1842 days ago -
A study has shown how two species from different taxonomic kingdoms - animal and plant - compete for the same food.

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