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Global Warming and its effect on plant communities

As we all know, global warming is a phenomenon that has had a major impact on many plant and animal species. Over the past 100 years, global temperatures have gone up about 1°C, and is only predicted to continue with … Continue reading

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Plants helping us : Benefits of a Plant based diet

Switching to a plant based diet can have numerous benefits to humans. Of these benefits, lower blood pressure is one of them. Diets which are plant based contain a higher amounts of potassium which can lower your blood pressure. Foods … Continue reading

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Carnivorous Plant Species : Nepenthes Pitcher Plant

What are carnivorous plants? Carnivorous plants are plants that get nutrients into their bodies by preying on animals. They are distinguishable from other plants because carnivorous plant capture and kill their prey, use mechanisms to facilitate digestion of the prey, … Continue reading

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Glendon Project: Highlighting Canadian, Ontarian, Torontonian and York University policies regarding the use of native plant species

Canada helping native plants: As the population of alien and invasive plant species increase more and more, our native plant species are rapidly declining. Ignored to protect thee species Throughout Canada there are policies being created to help stop this … Continue reading

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One thing I learned in the summer of 2016

A valuable lesson that I was lucky enough to learn this summer was how to cope with the stresses of life. Be it big or small we all have some form of stress that we have to deal with in … Continue reading

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