plants

New Online Database Helps Gardeners Plant to Attract Pollinators

New Online Database Helps Gardeners Plant to Attract Pollinators

Despite the importance of pollinators to the world’s food supply and ecosystem health, surprisingly little is known about which flowers many pollinator species prefer, which flowers are pollinated by which insects and how these interactions fluctuate over time. To help address this issue, University of Sussex researchers have developed a new online database that documents […]

Join our newsletter

The best of EcoWatch, right in your inbox. Sign up for our email newsletter!

    Unlabeled Gene-Edited Food to Be Sold in UK

    Unlabeled Gene-Edited Food to Be Sold in UK

    This week, the UK government introduced a Genetic Technology Bill to Parliament proposing the relaxation of regulations on genetically-edited products, like tomatoes enriched with vitamin D and wheat with reduced levels of the amino acid asparagine, which turns into carcinogenic acrylamide during the process of baking or toasting bread, according to The Guardian and UK […]

    How to Grow Houseplants Sustainably

    How to Grow Houseplants Sustainably

    There’s nothing like an army of houseplants to brighten up a home. Interacting with indoor plants is proven to help with stress, help purify the air, and bring beauty and nature into our daily lives. But, a houseplant habit isn’t necessarily good for the environment. Here’s how to keep your plants healthy and happy without […]

    Scientists Grow Plants in Lunar Soil for the First Time

    Scientists Grow Plants in Lunar Soil for the First Time

    For the first time ever, scientists have grown plants in soil samples collected from the Moon fifty years ago, a feat that could have implications not only for prolonged space exploration, but for plants trying to thrive in harsh conditions on our planet. During the study, which was funded by NASA, University of Florida scientists […]

    5 Impressive Benefits of Argan Oil

    5 Impressive Benefits of Argan Oil

    Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the fruit of the argan tree (Argania spinosa L.) that originates in Morocco. The oil has been used around the world for cosmetic, culinary and medicinal applications for centuries. Favored for its nutty and subtle flavor, you’ll also be impressed by these five health benefits. 1. Argan […]

    Climate Change Will Worsen Pollen Season, New Study Finds

    Climate Change Will Worsen Pollen Season, New Study Finds

    Pollen levels could triple in some places as the world warms, and allergy season will start more than a month earlier and be far more intense, new research shows. Pollen season in the U.S. used to start around St. Patrick’s Day, but now often starts around Valentine’s Day as a warming climate prompts plants to […]