Planting trees may not slow climate change as much as was thought for these reasons

Planting trees may not slow climate change as much as was thought

We know that trees absorb carbon dioxide and water and through the process of photosynthesis they create glucose which supports the tree. Essentially, they remove carbon dioxide, a global warming gas, from the atmosphere and therefore planting trees should help protect the planet from long-term …

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Risk of the Amazon jungle collapsing into Savannah or a degraded ecosystem

Amazon jungle at risk of converting to Savannah grassland

NEWS AND VIEWS: According to a study, it appears that the Amazoncould be heading towards a tipping point where a combination of events result in this great jungle of 400 billion trees collapsing into a grassy Savannah or a degraded ecosystem. The Times reports that …

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Girls and boys are more active when there is a family dog compared to when there isn’t

Girls and boys are more active when there is a family dog compared to when there isn't

The Times reports on a study published online on the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity website. The study title is: “Longitudinal effects of dog ownership, dog acquisition, and dog loss on children’s movement behaviours: findings from the PLAYCE cohort study.” That’s a …

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