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UK Asks Protestors Not To Destroy Genetically Modified Wheat Fields
2012-05-02 10:24:14

Image Credit: Photos.com --- Brett Smith for Redorbit.com Agricultural researchers in the UK made a plea to environmental protesters on Tuesday in an attempt to dissuade them from carrying out threats to destroy experimental genetically modified (GM) wheat. A protest movement called Take the Flour Back has called for a “decontamination” of an experimental wheat field just north of London that was planted by Rothamsted Research, a publicly funded agricultural research...

2012-04-16 21:51:42

From Reykjavik to Thessaloniki, pollen levels are on the increase. A team of researchers headed by Prof. Annette Menzel at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen reports that pollen counts have already risen across Europe in recent years. Their findings are based on an analysis of pollen time series in 13 countries (PLoS ONE). This trend is more pronounced in urban areas, where pollen counts are rising by an average of around three percent per year compared with one percent per year in rural...

2012-04-10 23:02:37

Allergic disease affects as many as 40-50 million Americans. During spring, many people with untreated allergic symptoms are unaware of how much better they can feel and see once their symptoms are properly diagnosed and managed. Most trees and grasses release pollen in the spring and summer. The warmer temperatures associated with climate change may be causing plants to grow faster, bloom earlier and produce more pollen. This results in longer allergy seasons, as well as increased allergy...

Pollen Can Protect Mahogany From Extinction
2012-04-04 03:28:58

New research from the University of Adelaide could help protect one of the world's most globally threatened tree species - the big leaf mahogany - from extinction. Big leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) is the most prized mahogany timber around the world. It is at risk of extinction in its native habitats because of the timber trade, particularly in Central and South America. To better understand how such a threatened species can be brought back from the brink of extinction,...

2012-02-17 04:22:52

Pollen recovered in a 2,500-year-old garden helps reconstruct a paradise of exotic plants, say TAU researchers Researchers have long been fascinated by the secrets of Ramat Rahel, located on a hilltop above modern-day Jerusalem. The site of the only known palace dating back to the kingdom of Biblical Judah, digs have also revealed a luxurious ancient garden. Since excavators discovered the garden with its advanced irrigation system, they could only imagine what the original garden might...

2012-02-03 12:54:20

Compromises between quantity and quality are common in animals, but do the same tradeoffs hold true for plants and their flowers? Most creatures face compromises when they reproduce – the more energy they devote to having lots of babies, the less they can invest in each one. But do the same tradeoffs hold true for plants? Biologists have long assumed that plants with bigger, showier flowers can make fewer of them per plant. But the data don't always hold up, scientists say. A new...

2012-01-17 08:00:00

High pollen counts were recorded in many parts of the country this year, spelling trouble for American allergy sufferers. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 According to COIT , a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services, high pollen counts were recorded in many parts of the country this year, spelling trouble for American allergy sufferers. For some, the problem persisted through fall and is still a risk as winter progresses. Pollen often finds its...

2011-12-21 11:41:39

Hay fever (runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes) is caused by an allergy to pollen, and most commonly to grass pollen. These tiny grains bring misery to sufferers through spring and summer and pollen levels are often included as part of weather reports to help sufferers prepare. However new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Clinical and Translational Allergy shows that, regardless of medication and other allergies, for the same grass pollen levels, hay fever symptoms are...


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2005-06-08 20:47:33

Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers ranging in color from gold, copper-red or yellow to white, blue, blue-violet, lavender, tan, maroon and purple. Pink and apricot colored irises have also been bred in some species. The name "Iris" can be applied to the genus or to any of the species within it. It is also applied to various subdivisions within the genus. Description There are many species of iris widely distributed throughout the northern temperate zone. Their...

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