Increasing Levels of Carbon Dioxide Effecting our Plants?

In an article posted to the St. Louis Public Radio website, written by Eli Chen, we find information on how a study is going to measure the increasing level of carbon dioxides effects on plants. A four-year study starting now, by scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Washington University, is being performed to find out what the effects of long-term exposure to carbon dioxide has on plants. Today carbon dioxide levels are at an all-time high and are only expected to increase if there is continual use of fossil fuels and other natural resources. In this study scientists are monitoring six plant species including moss, tomatoes, and rice to see how an atmosphere with nearly 415 ppm of carbon dioxide affect these plants. This study will provide scientists with important information that will affect energy, fuel, and fiber in the future. Darwin Chambers plant growth chambers are designed specifically for this type of testing.

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