Plant growth

Cigarette butts significantly damage plant growth

Cigarette butts -- the most common form of litter on the planet -- significantly reduce plant growth as their presence in the soil affects the germination success and the length of the stem.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

Global plant growth not keeping pace with CO2 emissions

The study found that global plant growth has indeed increased over the past 30 years, but not as much as expected given the change in atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

Dec 08, 2015, 13:40 PM IST

Here's how global warming is affecting crop nutrient quality

A new study has suggested that increased carbon dioxide levels in air, due to global warming, restrict plants' ability to absorb nutrients.

Jun 13, 2015, 15:35 PM IST

LEGO bricks used to study plant growth

Researchers are using LEGO bricks to build controlled environments to study how variations in climate and soil affect plant growth.

Jun 27, 2014, 15:37 PM IST

Wireless signals can stunt plant growth

A Danish science experiment by a group of 9th-graders has gained worldwide interest, after they showed that wireless signals can stunt plant growth.

May 25, 2013, 13:43 PM IST