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A new study appears to show plants can learn from experience, raising intriguing questions about the possibility of plant cognition, writes Prudence Gibson. 


Heatwaves are likely to be more intense and result in maximum temperatures 3°C to 5°C warmer than previously estimated - all because of the way plants respond to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.


Rivers in many agriculturally significant areas of Australia could lose water as the landscape grows greener, write Anna Ukkola and Albert Van Dijk.

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A number of introduced plant species have become more like natives, suggesting rapid evolution could happen far more frequently than previously thought.