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  • Direct Effect Of Aba
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    Abscisic Acid and Stomatal ClosureAbscisic acid is a single compound unlike the auxin's, , and. It was called 'abscising II' originally because it was thought to play a major role in abscission of fruits. Though ABA generally is thought to play mostly inhibitory roles, it has many promoting functions as well. In 1963, acid was first identified and characterized by Frederick Addi cott and his associates. They were studying compounds responsible for the abscission of fruits (cotton). Two compounds...
  • Strong Belief And View Towards The Earth
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    "Women have long been associated with nature". In the following essay Judith Plant sets out the main principles (in regards to eco feminism): the closeness of women to nature; the belief that the domination of women and the destruction of nature have the same root cause; patriarchy; and the need to re-establish for nature the organic metaphor over the machine metaphor. Judith Plant believes that women have long been associated with nature and that historically, women have had no real power in th...
  • Tankers From The Natural Gas Plant
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    The water surrounding New Bedford harbor contains a wide variety of marine life. The building of a natural gas plant on popes island would upset the local fisherman and could possibly disrupt one of the most productive fishing industries in the country. Which netted a total of $160.4 million of seafood was landed in new Bedford harbor in 1990 which was the top national average. The building of a natural gas plant would disturb the local fisherman who lay out lobster traps all around popes island...
  • Several Different Threatened Plant Species
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    Imagine this: you step outside and feel the barren, rough, red Earth beneath your feet. There's not a single plant in sight-no rustling of the leaves, no mighty towering trees to block the severe winds, and the scorching heat of the sun searing upon your face because there's no shade. And when you take a whiff of air, you feel nothing filling up the space inside your lungs, liberating your body's activities. What's wrong with this picture? It's not possible, of course. Even though plants aren't ...
  • Plant World
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    Power to the potato The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan 306 pp, Bloomsbury In 1985 Henry Hobhouse published an important and original piece of historical writing called Seeds of Change: Five Plants that Transformed Mankind. In 1999 Anna Pavord's masterpiece, The Tulip, appeared, which even tulipomania cs would agree said everything there was to say about tulips. Now Michael Pollan takes four plants - including the tulip and the potato, which was given a comprehensive going-over by Hobhouse - ...
  • 300 Natural Chlorine
    656 words
    Chlorine, symbol Cl, is a greenish-yellow gaseous element. In group 17 of the periodic table, chlorine is one of the halogens. The atomic number of chlorine is 17. Chlorine is a greenish yellow gas, which combines directly with nearly all elements. It is a gas at normal temperature and pressure, but because it is highly reactive it is not found as a gas in nature. Instead, it appears as naturally occurring organochlorine compounds and salts. It is commonly found as NaCl (solid or seawater). The ...
  • Natural Gas Power Plant Natural Gas
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    Natural Gas Power Plant Natural gas is a fossil fuel that is created when decomposed plants and animals are subjected to intense heat and pressure within the earth over thousands of years. It is the carbon content in natural gas that is combusted to generate electric power. Since humans consume natural gas at a significantly higher rate than it is naturally produced natural gas is considered a nonrenewable energy source. A typical natural gas power plant is shown in Figure 1. Figure 1: Natural g...

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