Plants

Find out everything there is to know about plants and stay updated on the latest environment news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and plant pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about plants as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries.
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Conservation Efforts Not Just for Tree Huggers
Sean Hoban preserves endangered plant species
March 31st, 2014
Computer Geek, Sean Hoban, uses mathematical and computational tools to preserve endangered plant species.
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Carbon Dioxide Greening Deserts
Australia Outback
May 31st, 2013
Desert plants leafing out as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise.
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Researchers Develop Artificial Photosynthesis System
Artificial Photosynthesis System
January 27th, 2013
Panasonic says an improved version of the device could absorb CO2 in factories and produce ethanol.
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Rare Blue Flowers Reveal How Petals Get Their Color
Blue petunia
January 2nd, 2014
Unusual blue petunias reveal a molecular trick that plants use to create vibrantly colored petals. The finding might open the door for all sorts of new flower hues.
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Sound Garden: Can Plants Actually Talk and Hear?
acoustic sensors measuring plant leaves
March 11th, 2013
Evidence mounts that plants signal with sound.
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