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The next time you find yourself lost in the woods with no clean drinking water, the nearest pine tree may save your life. While lake or pond water may provide some short-term relief from dehydration when in the wild, not all these sources of water are clean.
As large organisms, trees face some remarkable challenges, particularly regarding long-distance transport and communication.
Contrary to expectations, researchers have discovered that the conifers of the Pacific Northwest, some of the tallest trees in the world, face their greatest water stress during the regionâ€™s eternally wet winters, not the dog days of August when weeks can pass without rain.
With an increasingly warmer climate, there is a trend for springs to arrive earlier and summers to be hotter.
The researchers decided to embark on this study in order to find out which mechanisms are used by plants when they extract water from very dry or somewhat inhospitable land.
Like a band of detectives surveying the movement of a criminal, researchers using photographic technology have caught at least one culprit in the act.
SOLON, Ohio, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dots, a national women's retailer based in Solon, Ohio, launched a new Web site, www.dots.com. The fashion-forward site is the first stage in the development of a fully integrated online marketing campaign.
An ability to avoid the plant equivalent of vapor lock and a favorable evolutionary history may explain the unusual drought resistance of junipers, some varieties of which are now spreading rapidly in water-starved regions of the western United States, a Duke University study has found.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.