Tag Archives: plant

Biodiversity below ground is equally important as above ground: Study

  Although most of the world’s biodiversity is below ground, surprisingly little is known about how it affects ecosystems or how it will be affected by climate change. A new study demonstrates that soil bacteria and the richness of animal species belowground play a key role in regulating a whole suite of ecosystem functions on Earth. The authors call for ...

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Why PM Modi planted ‘Kadamb’ sapling on World Environment Day?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today planted a Kadamb sapling (Neolamarckia Cadamba), at the Race Course Road lawns, to mark the occasion of World Environment Day, and there is more to the choice as it has ‘vaastu’ significance too. The Prime Minister also placed a traditional earthen-pot (matka) along with the sapling, which is a traditional way of conserving water, and ensuring ...

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Beat Drug Resistant Malaria with Whole Plant Therapy: Study

Amid growing concerns about the drug-resistant Malaria worldwide, University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Stephen Rich and his research team have offered a new whole plant malaria treatment with highly promising results. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, show that the new treatment based on a use of the whole plant (WP) Artemisia ...

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NASA to grow Lettuce Plant on Board ISS Space Station

NASA said it has sent a lettuce plant to the International Space Station (ISS) for astronauts to grow it on board to study whether the deployable chamber called the Vegetable Production System (Veggie) is capable of producing salad-type crops to provide ISS crew with a palatable, nutritious, and safe source of fresh food. The Veggie utilises the cabin temperature control ...

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