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New Research: You Could Grow Crops in Martian Soil

New Research: You Could Grow Crops in Martian Soil | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
New research found that the soil on Mars and the Moon could feasibly be used to grow plants, suggesting future space colonists may be able to farm crops.
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perhaps in the not too distant future we will see things in the supermarket no longer "grown in mexico" - but "grown on Mars"

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Plants may be wising up faster than humans to the dangers of global warming

Plants may be wising up faster than humans to the dangers of global warming | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The world's vegetation seems to have wised up to climate change and adapted to soak up more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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hmmm - sentient life that we have yet to understand? or mother nature taking care of her planet?

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Humble moss helped create our oxygen-rich atmosphere

Humble moss helped create our oxygen-rich atmosphere | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it

The evolution of the first land plants including mosses may explain a long-standing mystery of how Earth’s atmosphere became enriched with oxygen, according to an international study led by the University of Exeter.


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The research was funded by NERC, the Leverhulme Trust, a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award, and the VILLUM Foundation.

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16 houseplants that are almost impossible to kill

16 houseplants that are almost impossible to kill | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Even without a green thumb, these plants should be incredibly easy to keep alive. Here are 16 plants that just need a little water and light.
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the keyword is "almost" - I plead the 5th....

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Why planting a garden is better for bird-watching than filling a feeder

Why planting a garden is better for bird-watching than filling a feeder | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Creating a garden of bird-friendly plants has several colorful advantages
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more and more it seems a return to the "natures way" is better than the "benefits" created by man - are we listening? so we plant naturals and someone does not make a profit selling us seeds...  imagine that!

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Why we should plant food forests instead of gardens

Why we should plant food forests instead of gardens | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A food forest is a forest full of plants that grow human food, and they don't require as much upkeep as gardens.
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sustaining the planet...

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12 plants that repel unwanted insects

12 plants that repel unwanted insects | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Whether you need extra protection for your garden or your skin, these herbs and flowers can help shoo away pests.
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keep it all natural...

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