Claim: Fungus Can Help Plants Tolerate Heat

Watts Up With That? This is a photograph of Morning Glory Pool from Aug. 23, 2012.CreditJoseph Shaw, Montana State University Guest essay by Eric Worrall Scientists studying mechanisms by which plants growing in hot geothermal soils like Yellowstone National Park tolerate extreme heat, claim they have discovered symbiotic fungi which impart significant heat tolerance toContinue reading “Claim: Fungus Can Help Plants Tolerate Heat”

Palau Island transforms almost all its coastal waters into a marine sanctuary

TOKYO (AP) — Lawmakers in the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau passed a law Thursday to make almost all its coastal waters a marine sanctuary in the latest move to expand ocean protections. A news release said Palau’s president plans to sign the legislation next week. Friday is a national holiday in Palau. TheContinue reading “Palau Island transforms almost all its coastal waters into a marine sanctuary”