Posts Tagged ‘plants’

Plants and Flowers in the Worship of the Generative Powers

By Thomas WrightFrom The Worship of the Generative Powers [1865] Plants and flowers were, indeed, intimately connected with this worship. We have seen how constantly they are introduced in the form of garlands, and they were always among the offerings to Priapus. It was the universal practice, in dancing round the fire on St. John’s […]

Extinction Rebellion blockade of UK newspaper printing plants ‘completely unacceptable’: Johnson

Environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion have blockaded two British printing plants, disrupting the distribution of several national newspapers on Saturday. The group said it targeted printworks at Broxbourne, north of London, and Knowsley in northwest England that are owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Prime Minister Boris Johnson branded the demonstration “completely unacceptable” on Twitter, […]

Tomato plants "eavesdrop" on snails to build preemptive defenses

(Natural News) New research could change the way you see the tomato. Findings published in this year’s March edition of Oecologia indicate that this salad favorite can detect an incoming attack from pests and launch a preemptive defense system that deters various herbivorous species. John Orrock, an ecologist from the University of […]

Do plants feel pain? Scientists conduct experiments to find out

     The study of plants and other lifeforms on the planet is shedding light on concepts that were already known in our ancient world. Everything on our planet is alive. Just because it is living in a different form than we are, and has different biological processes than we do, does not mean that these […]

5 toxin-clearing plants you should have in your home

(Natural News) When it comes to decor, go-to choices often include tasteful art pieces or some lovely houseplants that can add life to any room in your house. However, aside from beautifying your home, studies have shown that certain houseplants can help clear toxins in the air. Polluted indoor air and pollutants Polluted […]

Everything You Need To Know About Getting Your Protein From Plants

Next Story It’s very easy to come across conflicting information, especially in regards to the science of health and even more so when it comes to examining meat-based diets in comparison to plant-based ones. Plant-based diets can help prevent over over 60% of chronic disease deaths, yet people are still arguing whether veganism is a safe and sustainable […]

Sunlight reflected from pavement injures plants, stunting their growth

(Natural News) On a really hot day, you can feel the heat rising from the pavement. And if it’s painful for you, it’s even more hurtful for plants that can’t move to shadier places. According to an article in the International Journal of Urban Forestry, pavements can re-radiate so much heat from reflected […]

The History Of Hemp: America’s Love-Hate Relationship With One of The Planet’s Most Useful Plants

Renegade Editor’s Note: This is an interesting story, but one has to wonder why people like Mitch McConnell are pushing the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. Since we know people like this are not really looking out for American interests, there could be another agenda at play here. Regardless, replacing many of our products with […]

CRISPR plants won’t be regulated

In a big win for the biotech industry, the US Department of Agriculture says it won’t regulate plants whose genomes have been altered using gene-editing technology. Why it’s a field day: The decision means that we could see a boom in newfangled plants from firms like Monsanto, universities, and startups like Calyxt, whose oil-altered soybeans featured in […]

PUTRID MEAT: Filthy conditions uncovered in pig and chicken meat plants

(Natural News) Industrial farming has been heavily scrutinized by animal rights activists, promoters of plant-based eating and other groups, but their concerns about the industry have long been ignored. While there are many facets of the meat industry that are quite troubling, the shocking sanitation failures in the meat industry, uncovered by […]

Prepper medicine: 7 natural pain-relieving plants

(Natural News) There is no such thing as being too prepared in times of emergency. Stocking up on necessities such as medications will be valuable; there will come a time when medicines will be scarce, and you won’t always have them at your disposal. Luckily, there are a myriad of medicinal herbs […]

Tomato plants grown in heavy metal contaminated soil found to produce contaminated fruit

(Natural News) As many people strive to start out the new year with healthy eating habits, it’s important to keep in mind that choosing the right vegetables is just as important to your health as consuming them in the first place. That’s because vegetables are prone to contamination not only from pesticides but also from […]

Over-the-top environmental activism against coal-fired power plants leaves New Englanders FREEZING as grid teeters on failure

(Natural News) No one in their right mind wants to breathe dirty air or leave our country and our earth worse off for the next generation and beyond. That includes “conservatives” and “capitalists” who are always accused by the Left as wanting to destroy the planet. That said, there has to be a better balance […]

Plants Are Better at Complex Decision-Making Than We Ever Realised

We know that plants can learn, and make decisions, and we now have a new level of insight into the decision-making process plants go through when put under pressure, vying with competitors for limited access to sunlight. by David Nield It turns out our flora friends can react to the size and strength of their […]

How do plants know when it floods? Recent research reveals how plants sense increased levels of water

(Natural News) Just how important are a plants roots to its survival? What might seem like a stupid question at first will actually surprise you if you start to look at it closely. Researchers from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) looked into how plants are able […]

Scientists identify "superaccumulator" plants that mop up heavy metals like crazy

(Natural News) Imagine there was a plant that could miraculously mop up dangerous heavy metals from contaminated soil. In an amazing display of incredible design, nature has given us just such a plant. In fact, scientists have identified not just one, but 721 different species of hyperaccumulators – plants that can absorb far greater amounts […]

DARPA Plans to Use Genetic Modification to Turn Plants Into Environmental Spies

By Jake Anderson The government’s newest surveillance program will use plants as instruments of data collection, according to a new report from the military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The program is specifically intended to assist operatives on the battlefield. The project, named Advanced Plant Technologies (APT), seeks to turn plants into next-generation surveillance technology. In a statement, […]

Are nuclear power plants protected in France? Greenpeace had no problems breaking in

Four eco-activists scaled the walls of the Cruas-Meysse plant in the southeastern Ardeche region. The building they were able to gain access to contained pools used to cool highly radioactive spent fuel rods. Once inside, the Greenpeace activists set off flares. Police arrested 22 activists who participated in the stunt. France’s state-owned energy giant EDF, […]

Radioactive waste continues to leak from Illinois power plants: BGA report

nsnbc : An investigation by the US Better Government Association (BGA) found that Illinois nuclear power plants reported at least 35 accidental releases of […]

US military to develop genetically modified plants to spy in environments ‘unsuitable for traditional sensors’

Source: Independent The US military wants to deploy plants as “the next generation of intelligence gatherers”. Genetically modified plants could be employed as self-sustaining sensors to gather information in settings unsuitable for more traditional technologies. The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is responsible for the development of emerging technologies in the US […]

Fukushima Type Scenarios At 39 US Nuclear Power Plants

Above Photo: -eXpLoRiOn-/ Flickr Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us break through. This is Part VI of a Series by EnviroNewsTV on Nuclear Power Today (EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Editor’s Note: The following news piece represents the sixth in a […]

Iran to build 2 nuclear power plants with Russian help: AEOI Chief

IRNA – Iran started building two new nuclear power plants with the help of Russians, said Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in Bushehr, southern Iran, on Tuesday. Ali Akbar Salehi hoped that the first unit will finish in seven years, and the second unit will finish in two years after the first […]

Natural chemical in a variety of plants, such as sugarcane, may help you sleep

(Natural News) Have you ever felt so stressed that you can’t sleep? Here’s good news. A study showed that natural chemicals commonly found in sugarcane and other natural products may help reduce stress and improve sleep, as reported by the Science Daily. Sleeping, just like eating, drinking, and breathing, is a basic human need. However, […]

Could Hurricane Irma Turn Florida’s Nuclear Plants Into An American Fukushima Disaster

After watching the terrible series of cascading disasters on the Texas Coast after Hurricane Harvey, we know for a fact that the aftermath of a catastrophe can be just as bad (and sometimes worse) than the initial event. There’s a terrifying potential threat in Florida in the form of 3 nuclear plants, two of which are directly […]

Nuclear Plants in Irma Path Sparks Fukushima Fears

Hurricane Irma threatens to impact two nuclear reactors when it hits Florida this weekend, sparking fears of a Fukushima-style catastrophe. INFOWARS| Florida Power & Light’s two nuclear plants, Turkey Point and St. Lucie plant, are mulling shutting down the reactors in preparation for the massive storm. “If we anticipate there will be direct impacts on […]

MSM Runs with Claim of Russia Hacking Nuclear Plants Despite Admitting to Zero Evidence

July 10, 2017 By Aaron Kesel MSM ran with a report about “Russians hacking nuclear plants” – there is just one problem, the report they are all citing explicitly states within the first paragraph that there is no evidence of hacking. The report originating from the Washington Post ran the headline “U.S. […]

Plants "decide" how sweet to make their nectar depending on which insect colonies they want to entice

(Natural News) A recent study by the University of Edinburgh, published in the journal Biotropica and funded by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, once again highlights the marvels of design in the natural world around us. The research team has discovered that certain flowering crops, including cotton, beans, pumpkins, courgettes, acacia honey and passion […]

Low-Maintenance Plants That Also Work as Air Purifiers In Your Home

Prone to killing plants? It’s time to turn a new leaf and not only improve the air quality of your home, but your plant watering skills as well. Improve your home’s air quality with some of the easy-to-care-for plants below. Spider Plant These plants remove various toxins from the air such as formaldehyde and xylene. […]

Progressives STUNNED to learn that all medicinal nutrients in herbs and plants are made out of carbon dioxide

(Natural News) Plants play a vital role in making the Earth a habitable, and healthy place. Plants provide food, clean air, clothing, and medicine. Unfortunately, left-wing “environmentalist” and pseudoscientists are on a mission to destroy it all. Plants are natural air purifiers, providing the clean air all animals, humans included, need for their survival. As […]

Report: 1 In 5 Plants In Danger Of Extinction

An aerial shot shows the contrast between forest and agricultural landscapes near Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil. (Flickr/Kate Evans) Experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew have just published their second ever State of the World’s Plants report. They reveal there are 390,000 known species of plants, with over 30,000 being used by humans. Unfortunately, the […]

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