Plants before pandas: the young bog-lover tackling extinction

Plants are the fundamental basis of all life on Earth. Meet Josh Styles. And here they are. A 24-year-old botanist and self-confessed plant obsessive from Cheshire. Nutrient-poor, wet and acid. He took me to the great outdoors. Mmm, slurry. To see how he is fighting back against extinction in his back yard. I feel like […]

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5 amazing plants win our Big Picture Plant Awards

We’re here at the Eden Project in Cornwall to meet some fabulous flora for the first ever BiPPAs, – the Big Picture Plant Awards. These awards showcase the glitzy glamour goddesses, clever communicators, ultimate achievers and vile villains of the plant kingdom. Let’s roll out the red carpet! First up is our award for the […]

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This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

(electronic music) – [Narrator] So this, believe it or not, is Silicon Valley. That’s Facebook’s headquarters there, like 15 hundred feet away, but a lot of the valley looks like this, marshland and empty wasteland. But there’s actually this big messy story happening right here in the middle of nowhere. It’s a story about humans […]

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The Sex Lives of Nonvascular Plants: Alternation of Generations – Crash Course Biology #36

Plants! You’re familiar with their work: They turn all that carbon dioxide that we don’t want into the oxygen we do want, they’re all around us, and they’ve been around for a lot longer than animals. The plants that we see today probably evolved from a single species of algae that noodged itself onshore about […]

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Invasion curve animation Biosecurity Council of WA | Department of Agriculture and Food WA

Every West Australian can help protect our State from pest and disease threats that impact on businesses, industry, the economy, the environment and our lifestyle. Western Australia has an enviable biosecurity status, free from many of the world’s worst pests and diseases – a reputation that opens doors to opportunities, especially trade. This reputation is […]

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