Flowers are Developing Their Own Sunscreen
To adapt to climate change, some flowers are darkening their hue to protect themselves from the sun’s radiation, new research shows. https://t.co/fu535NnraI
— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) October 2, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: Ultraviolet pigments in flowers have increased over the past 75 years in response to increasing temperatures and thinning ozone layer. Humans cannot see this change but it is evident to pollinators which may not be able to see the flower at all and thus not land on it…..Carol
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.