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Study: Plants react defensively to being eaten

Missouri City - Following various studies, a report has been published by the University of Missouri-Colombia (MU) speculating that plant growth and reaction is influenced by sound, wind and touch.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Kosovo power plant blast kills three

At least three people were killed and many more were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a major power plant outside the Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Kosovo power plant blast kills three

At least three people were killed and many more were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a major power plant outside the Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Sea anemone is officially ‘half animal and half plant’

Biologists have discovered that sea anemones display an interesting and surprising genetic mix, with a complexity similar to that of fruit flies, and genes similar to those found in both plants and animals.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

India's Maruti offers vote to quell revolt

New Delhi - India's top carmaker Maruti Suzuki said Saturday it would seek minority shareholder approval for a controversial plan to source cars from a plant to be built by its Japanese parent that spurred an investor revolt.Japan's Suzuki Motor Co which owns some...
In the Media by AFP

France passes law punishing hasty plant closures

Paris - The French parliament on Monday definitively passed a law slapping tough penalties on firms who shut down without looking for a buyer in three months' time.The so-called "Florange law" is named after a steelworks in northern France where Socialist Pres...
In the Media by AFP

Indian authorities vow to demolish Coke plant

- Authorities in northern India said Friday they would demolish an "illegal" Coca-Cola bottling plant at the centre of protests over accusations it is extracting too much groundwater.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Why do seedling grow towards the light?

Botanists have discovered how cells in the stems of seedlings use blue light to grow towards the light. The discovery was made by examining seedling stems and a blue light used fitted to a microscope.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Heinz closes Leamington plant, 749 Canadians to lose jobs

Leamington - Around 740 Canadians will lose their jobs when Heinz closes its plant June 2014 in Leamington, Ontario. On Thursday, the company announced the future closing next June. The company made the announcement to its employees in the company cafeteria.
In the Media by Mike White - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Fertilizer plant in West, Texas explodes, injuring hundreds

Texas City - West, in Texas is evacuated after explosion hits fertilizer plant, killing at least five people and injuring approximately 200, including some children
In the Media by Michelle Duffy

Police use water cannons on protesters in Namur, Belgium

Namur - Following an announcement by ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, that they will be permanently shutting down a plant and six finishing lines in the Liege region, workers took to the streets in protest.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Chinese 'Thunder God Plant' may be able to crush cancer

Scientists believe that a plant called 'Thunder God Vine', which has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, may offer a cure for pancreatic cancer.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Boeing evacuates 500 over bomb threat on 9/11 anniversary

Ridley Park - Boeing has evacuated around 500 employees from its Pennsylvania plant after a bomb threat on Tuesday morning. The warning note was left in a bathroom.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

China shuts down Coca-Cola plant

Regulators in China have decided to shut down a beverage plant that is owned by Coca-Cola because they found chlorine in a batch of drinks back in February.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Plant from the Pleistocene age revived after 30,000 years

Scientists have regenerated a flowering plant from the Pleistocene Age (30,000 years ago) – a time before the end of the last Ice Age, before any form of agriculture and before humans had even invented writing.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Large, toxic weed spreading across Canada

A toxic plant is spreading steadily across Canada. Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), which can cause long-lasting skin damage, is now found in many parts of North America, and is cropping up in Nova Scotia particularly.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

LG Display to set up new LCD panel plant in China

The world's second largest LCD panel producer LG Display said it's going to build the most advanced display panel plant in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, to produce the trendy thin film transistor (TFT) LCD.
In the Media by Wang Fangqing

Plant recognizes others and warns of danger, study reveals

Sagebrush communicated and cooperated with other branches of themselves to avoid being eaten by predators. Scientists suspect that the plants communicate and warn by emitting volatile cues. Are plants capable of more sophisticated behavior than we think?
In the Media by Sara B. Caldwell - 4 comments

Cdn. Company gets approval to build first waste-to-biofuel plant

Enerkem, a Canada-based biofuel and biochemical producer, has received approval to build a commercial facility to turn municipal waste into biofuels.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 9 comments

Venezuela seizes Cargill plant

Venezuela, citing a production quota dispute, has seized a pasta-making plant Friday belonging to U.S.-based food giant Cargill.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

Is This Mysterious Flower Really A Giant… Male Organ? No one May Ever Know For Sure

Whatever the Amorphophallus Titanium, also known as the Corpse Flower is, look out if you happen to be anywhere near the National Botanical Garden of Belgium. Read on for the smelly details, but…hold your nose and try not to think x-rated thoughts.
In the Media by M Dee Dubroff - 12 comments

GM Closing Oshawa Truck Plant

General Motors will close its Oshawa, Ontario pick up truck facility; the closure will result in 1,000 people being let go.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Hershey's Moves to Mexico and Raises Prices

Hershey's chocolates have become a staple in traditonal America desserts for everyday and Holiday. As of February 1st 2008 production plants have begun to close as the company looks to reopen in Mexico.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 29 comments

Sault Ste. Marie Aims to Become Ontario's Newest Solar City

There is enough energy shining down on our little "third rock from the sun" in one hour to satiate the energy needs of the entire human race for a whole year. Really, just how bizarre is that?
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 6 comments

Domtar Closes Ottawa-Gatineau Plants

In another blow to the already reeling forestry industry, Domtar has announced the permanent closures of plants in Canada and the United States. In total, 430 jobs will be eliminated.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments

Nuclear Energy Will Solve Nigeria's Energy Problems

The Nigeria Atomic energy Commission has announced that it plans to begin construction of a nuclear power plant by the year 2011. Nigeria requires a stable energy source and they fell nuclear power is that source.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments

The World's Ugliest Plant Is At Risk Of Extinction - But Nobody Cares

The Welwitschia are quickly disappearing from the Nambian Deserts. This plant can live up to 2,000 years - making it one of the oldest organisms on earth. But because it isn't "cute" the cry over it's impending doom is a deafening silence.
In the Media by Pamela Jean - 2 comments

Helping to ease hunger

"An estimated 30 million Americans, including elderly people and children, go to bed hungry each night or not knowing when their next meal will be."
In the Media by patxxoo - 4 comments

Intel Is In For The Making In Hanoi

Intel, is we all know, the monster player in the world of the semiconductor industry and to prove it's muscle, it's already shovelling tonnes of earth around as Hanoi is about to get a wake up call
In the Media by Michelle Duffy
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One of the plants in the arboretum. This plant was not named
One of the plants in the arboretum. This plant was not named
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Coleen Danger
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The Lieberose Photovoltaic Park in Germany.
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The Lieberose Photovoltaic Park in Germany.
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Heliconius erato taken at Krohn Conservatory butterfly show
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Heliconius erato taken at Krohn Conservatory butterfly show
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Cotton bolls ready for harvest
USDA
Cotton bolls ready for harvest
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Giant hogweed  close-up
Wikimedia Commons
Giant hogweed, close-up
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Kew gardens
Kew gardens
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Red moss  growing on a rock
Vaelta
Red moss, growing on a rock
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Nature asserts itself in an old car
Nature asserts itself in an old car
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Brooding Sea Anemone Epiactis prolifera.
Brocken Inaglory
Brooding Sea Anemone,Epiactis prolifera.
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Oregano leaves
Island Vittles
Oregano leaves
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Ginseng - Panax quinquefolius foliage and fruit
US FWS photo
Ginseng - Panax quinquefolius foliage and fruit
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Nature versus Stone: Pavement in Amsterdam
Nature versus Stone: Pavement in Amsterdam
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Tulip poplar  or yellow poplar  (Liriodendron tulipifera)  closeup looking into flower on leafy bran...
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Tulip poplar, or yellow poplar, (Liriodendron tulipifera), closeup looking into flower on leafy branch.
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Striped colonial anemones from East Timor
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Striped colonial anemones from East Timor
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Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
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Nature versus Stone: Ancient wall at Knossos
Nature versus Stone: Ancient wall at Knossos
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