Cycle of Photosynthesis and Respiration - VTAide
New York is one of the most heavily forested states in the Northeast. Nearly 63% of the State, about 18.9 million acres, is now forest land. It wasn't always so; at the end of the 19th century, forested land had shrunk to less than 25% primarily from expansion of agriculture and, to some degree, over-logging. Yet today New York has more forest than it has had in the past 150 years. New Yorkers enjoy many benefits from this forested land, benefits which have improved the lives of all residents, even those living in cities far away from large tracts of forests. These benefits, collectively known as ecosystem services, include clean water and clean air, fish and wildlife habitat, flood protection, open space and reduction of greenhouse gases. Other forest benefits include recreational opportunities, scenic beauty and economic benefits from forest products.
08/01/2018 · Life Cycle of a Seed Plant
Not all plants produce flowers. These are called non-flowering plants. Ferns and mosses are examples of plants which do not produce flowers. They grow from spores instead of seeds. Non-flowering plants as well as flowering plants make their own food through photosynthesis.
Today, New York faces the challenges of a changing climate that could have far greater impacts than the 1930s drought. Forests, including urban forests, provide front-line defenses against the many impacts of global warming. Urban trees help shade and cool cities where heat builds up, saving energy that would otherwise be used for air-conditioning. Forests act as sponges during storms; they absorb rainfall and reduce flooding. Trees work as filters to clean the air we breathe; they catch and remove airborne particulate matter which causes respiratory irritation and illness. Trees use carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) and give off oxygen, an element essential for animal life. And, in an increasingly technological society, forests can help us reconnect to the natural world. Even a short walk in a forest can be restorative. In the shade of a forest, surrounded by trees and green foliage, we can feel the calming and renewing effect of the natural environment around us.
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