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scientists predict future summer droughts effect on plant life

Danish scientists predict future summer droughts effect on plant life [Date: 2011-08-31] Notwithstanding this year’s rainy summer in Denmark, a team of the country’s scientists believe that by 2075, global temperature increases will in fact result in more summer droughts, and that this could have a negative effect on flora.…

Plant life is under threat, but how do we know?

Plant life is under threat, but how do we know? To date, plant species are considered to be at risk of extinction if they inhabit a limited geographical area and have a small population size. But thanks to a new study of a range of plant specimens from South Africa and the United Kingdom, an international consortium of biologists have shown that these criteria wrongly categorise species as at risk when they are newly arrived in an area.…
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