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Botanists Compile List of All Known Land Plants

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December 29, 2010
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British and American botanists say they have created a list of all known land plant species, containing 1.25 million scientific names representing nearly 300,000 species.


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Study: Plants Communicate to Defend Themselves

Study: Plants Communicate to Defend Themselves

Buzz60 (May 14, 2013) — Researchers from three United Kingdom institutions say that plants can communicate through underground connections of fungi. Scientists say they do this in an attempt to ward off pests like aphids. Apparently plants are quite chatty, because another recent study says plants also communicate through the air.
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Patagonia Environmental Protection Versus Clean Energy

Patagonia Environmental Protection Versus Clean Energy

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 13, 2012) — American conservationist Kristine Tompkins and her husband Douglas have bought 263,000 hectares of land from Argentinian farmers in order to create a national park. But Chile's energy sector wants to produce hydroelectricity on the same land. A consortium plans to build five dams and flood large areas of land to produce hydroelectric power. Kris and Doug Tompkins are battling against Chilean politicians and ranchers. In the past 20 years, the couple has created a total of 11 nature preserves in South America for about 250 million dollars. Selfless commitment or checkbook tourism?
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Google Earth Reveals Underreported Fishing Traps

Google Earth Reveals Underreported Fishing Traps

Newsy (Nov. 27, 2013) — Researchers used satellite imagery to compile estimates of fishing in the Persian Gulf and found the take could be five times the reported amount.
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