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Forestry

Bacteria help plants grow better

New study may in the long term lead to new varieties that require less fertilizerCredit: © Barbara Frommann/University of Bonn Every third-grader knows that plants absorb nutrients from the soil through their roots. The fact that they…

Flowers!

How the chicxulub impactor gave rise to modern rainforestsCredit: Ana Endara, STRI Tropical rainforests today are biodiversity hotspots and play an important role in the world's climate systems. A new study published today in Science…

Mysterious living monuments

How will the biggest tropical trees respond to climate change?Credit: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Giant trees in tropical forests, witnesses to centuries of civilization, may be trapped in a dangerous feedback loop…

Paying to clear-cut the rain forests

Credit: Hoang and Kanemoto In the last few years, as climate changes continues to become more severe, there has been a growing push for rich countries to pay poorer ones to preserve and protect rain forests and other tropical…