Plants better than tech for reducing air pollution: Study

The study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, found that adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by an average of 27 per cent.

Nov 08, 2019, 20:13 PM IST

Watch top 5 agendas of the day, 5th June, 2019

This segment of Zee News brings top 5 news stories of the day. Watch this video to know the latest updated news headlines.

Jun 05, 2019, 10:12 AM IST

Morning Zee: Watch top stories of the hour, 5th June, 2019

This segment of Zee News brings to you latest story updates. Watch top stories of the hour, 5th June 2019.

Jun 05, 2019, 10:10 AM IST

Plant a sapling, take a selfie with it on World Environment Day: Javadekar urges people

Calling for active public participation in World Environment Day celebrations on June 5, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday launched #SelfieWithSapling campaign, urging people to plant a sapling and click a selfie with it. Watch this video to know more.

Jun 05, 2019, 09:08 AM IST

Researchers find rare mineral in plants for first time

This is the first time that the rare and unstable mineral has been found to be associated with plants.

Mar 07, 2018, 17:54 PM IST

Land plants arose 100 million years earlier than thought

The study indicates that these events actually occurred a hundred million years earlier, changing perceptions of the evolution of the Earth's biosphere.

Feb 20, 2018, 11:26 AM IST

This wearable sensor for plants efficiency measures water

The plant sensors have been successfully tested in lab and pilot field experiments.

Jan 04, 2018, 16:38 PM IST

New plant species discovered in China

Currently, there are fewer than 50 individual plants of the new species in three localities in Yunnan.

Jan 03, 2018, 16:07 PM IST

The first photosynthesis happened 1.25 billion years ago, reveals study

Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities.

Dec 25, 2017, 09:50 AM IST

This is how plants, animals communicate in northeast

Since time immemorial, chemical signals that mediate interactions in nature have been studied and used by humans for many purposes. 

Dec 19, 2017, 18:53 PM IST

MIT engineers induce plants to give off light

By embedding specialised nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, the researchers successfully induced the plants to give off dim light for nearly four hours, according to the study published in the journal Nano Letters.

Dec 14, 2017, 20:30 PM IST

Judi Dench plants trees in memory of friends, family

Actress Judi Dench says she created a 'secret woodland' in her garden by planting trees in remembrance of friends, relatives and actors who have died.

Dec 09, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

Plant respiration larger source of carbon emissions, says study

Such increases may lower the future ability of global vegetation to offset carbon dioxide emissions caused by burning fossil fuels. 

Nov 18, 2017, 13:37 PM IST

Researchers discover endangered plant species in China

Researchers from the Qixinghe National Nature Reserve identified more than 5,000 waterwheel plants scattered in an area of over 600 sq.metres in the reserve during an observation tour between September 20 and 23

Sep 29, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

The novel vaccine was produced with a method that uses virus-like particles (VLPs) -- non-pathogenic mimics of the polio virus which are grown in plants.

Aug 17, 2017, 00:05 AM IST

South Korea to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors

South Korea`s new President Moon Jae-In vowed on Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors as he seeks to steer Asia`s fourth-largest economy clear of atomic power.

Jun 19, 2017, 09:35 AM IST

Over 1,730 new plant species discovered in past year: Report

Their report found that 1,730 plants were recorded as being new to science in 2016, which include 11 new species from Brazil of the Manihot shrub known for its starchy root, cassava.

May 18, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

Plant cellulose may replace plastic in 3D printing

Using cellulose acetate the number of hydrogen bonds in this material was reduced by the acetate groups.

Mar 06, 2017, 00:24 AM IST

Three forest research institutes develop 20 high-yielding varieties of plant species

FRI in Dehradun has worked for more than a decade on ten improved varieties of 'Melia dubia' and three clones of Eucalyptus tereticornis, the timber which is in high demand in the industry.

Feb 27, 2017, 21:56 PM IST

Medicinal plants in Tamil Nadu may be introduced for commercial cultivation

A few medicinal plants grown in Tamil Nadu were proven to be efficacious for the management of type 2 diabetes.

Feb 17, 2017, 00:12 AM IST