Plants

New Zealand students to build sports facilities using plants

New Zealand students developed durable materials made from the leaves of a local New Zealand tree, cabbage, and a plant whose seeds are often eaten, flax. Sustainable materials are manufactured products that limit their damage to the environment and the amount of resources they consume. They support a long-term ecological …

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Flashy plants attract more scientists

Scientists and gardeners seem unable to resist the charms of a blazing flower or a towering stem. A new study has found that botanists’ research leans inexorably toward showy plants, as duller, duller and shorter ones are often left behind, even though they are in danger. The analysis, published in …

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Amputation at El Paso Plant Says OSHA Fines of $ 412,000

Biz / Tech EL PASO, Texas – A horrific incident sparked an OSHA investigation and 17 citations for safety breaches that contributed to a metal stamping plant accident in El Paso, resulting in the loss of two fingers of a worker. The federal agency on Monday fined D&D Manufacturing Inc. …

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MMCA Gwacheon transforms into a space for humans, animals and plants

The entrance to the exhibition “ARTificial Garden, the Border Between Us” at MMCA Gwacheon (MMCA) A large magnolia tree stands in front of MMCA Cheongju in North Chungcheong Province. The tree became sick in 2019 and will be cut as soon as it is now dead. Artist Han Seok-hyun revitalized …

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Plants to bring you a glorious fragrance all year round | Gardening tips

Shundred is arguably our most instinctive of our senses, with the power to instantly bring us back to childhood and transform our mood with a single fleeting puff. Perhaps this is why it is difficult to measure and is the least scientifically studied of the senses, especially when it comes …

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Florida submerged by red tide – but is spill from fertilizer factory making it worse? | Florida

Stacks of dead fish, dolphins, turtles and manatees are rotting on the shores of coastal Florida in a soup of reddish-brown seawater after a devastating “red tide” algal bloom struck marine life in the area. St. Petersburg, Florida city council called for a state of emergency last week, saying crews …

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Identify invasive plants before it’s too late

Just like the callused pear, Japanese stilts, and Japanese straw flower can spread rapidly and have severe ecological effects on natural forests and riparian areas. Here’s how to identify these invasive herbaceous plants and their effects on our native flora. Japanese stilts are warm-season annual grasses that grow rapidly during …

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Modified yeast inhibits fungal growth in plants

Saccharomyces cerevisiae, SEM image. Credit: Mogana Das Murtey and Patchamuthu Ramasamy / CC BY-SA 3.0 About 70-80% of crop losses due to microbial diseases are caused by fungi. Fungicides are key weapons in the arsenal of agriculture, but they present environmental risks. Over time, fungi also develop resistance to fungicides, …

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The most monumental hydroelectric power stations built in Soviet times (PHOTOS)

Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station. Ilya Naimushin / Sputnik The Soviet Union had dozens of gigantic hydroelectric power stations that were built to provide electricity to industrial enterprises and entire cities. Even now, some of them remain among the most powerful in the world. 1. Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station Russia’s largest …

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Tellurian Terminates Total Agreement on Louisiana Driftwood LNG Plant

Tellurian Inc’s logo can be seen on its booth at Gastech, the world’s largest trade fair for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan on April 4, 2017. REUTERS / Toru Hanai July 12 (Reuters) – US liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Tellurian Inc (TELL.O) on Monday announced that it had …

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