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How do plants survive in the tundra?

Where are tundras found? The tundra is a treeless polar desert found in the high latitudes in the polar regions, primarily in Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland, Iceland, and Scandinavia, as well as sub-Antarctic islands. The region’s long, dry winters feature months of total darkness and extremely frigid temperatures. How do animals get water in the […]

How do ocean plants adapt?

What is plant adaptation examples? The special characteristics that enable plants and animals to be successful in a particular environment are called adaptations. Camouflage, as in a toad’s ability to blend in with its surroundings, is a common example of an adaptation. The spines on cycad leaves, keep animals from eating them. What are the […]

What organisms break down plants and animals?

What is the role of decaying process to the environment? Decomposers can recycle dead plants and animals into chemical nutrients such as carbon and nitrogen that are released back into the soil, air and water as food for living plants and animals. So, decomposers can recycle dead plants and animals and help keep the flow […]

Are there any radioactive plants?

Why radioactive waste is dangerous? Radioactive waste is hazardous because it emits radioactive particles, which if not properly managed can be a risk to human health and the environment. What if we throw nuclear waste in a volcano? Given that, radioactive waste could eventually make its way into groundwater, or leak from the volcano in […]

What do waste to energy plants burn?

What are the disadvantages of burning waste? Disadvantages of Waste Incineration Which country burns trash for energy? Sweden By turning trash into energy, Sweden provides heating to over 1 million households. Only 1% of Sweden’s trash is sent to landfills. By burning trash, another 52% is converted into energy and the remaining 47% gets recycled. […]

Is red or blue light better for plants? Is red or blue light better for plants?

Do plants need sleep or rest? So, do plants sleep? I posed the question to several plant experts and the short answer is no, at least not in the literal sense. But plants do have circadian rhythms tuned to Earth’s 24-hour light-dark cycle, which they maintain even if they’re kept in light fulltime, just as […]