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Genome Duplication Encourages Rapid Adaptation of Plants
Science & Tech  (tags: Plants, genetic, environmental, chromosomes )

Suzane
- 2388 days ago - sciencedaily.com
Plants adapt to the local weather and soil conditions in which they grow, and these environmental adaptations are known to evolve over thousands of years as mutations slowly accumulate in plants' genetic code.
World Energy Use Could Be Reduced 73% By Energy Efficiency Alone
Science & Tech  (tags: environmental, conservation, Energy, efficiently )

Suzane
- 2484 days ago - treehugger.com
All hail the power of using energy more efficiently! Study after study after study has shown that, along with energy conservation, energy efficiency is probably the most important component of getting a handle on humanity's growing energy use.
Right Mix Of Trees Fights Global Warming -- Environmental Scientists Find Tree Combo For Carbon Sequestration
Science & Tech  (tags: globalwarming, deforestation, environmental, scientists, carbon, sequestration, ziziphusmauritiania )

Jenny
- 3390 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A research team found 31 hardy trees that sequester carbon efficiently for the New York region, mitigating against the impacts of high deforestation and carbon release into the atmosphere in that area. US cities have lost 20% of their trees in 10 yrs.
Rain Forests Fall at 'Alarming' Rate
Science & Tech  (tags: Africa's rain forest, environmental, humans, destructiveness, extinction )


- 3573 days ago - news.yahoo.com
"From Brazil to central Africa to once-lush islands in Asia's archipelagos, human encroachment is shrinking the world's rain forests."
   

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