Plant extinctions endanger other organisms, ecosystems and the ability of humans to survive on our planet.
Researchers have worked out how the plant is able to absorb high quantities of the substance without dying.
Study does not advise introducing alien species, but findings will help in planning conservation strategies for the future.
What happens to plants in this region could have important consequences for the rest of the planet.
"For the last 30 to 40 years we have just chosen at the public level not to adequately maintain our infrastructure."
The world of flora has long been a source of cancer-fighting therapies. The drug paclitaxel, for example, originally came from the Pacific yew tree.
A local hunter said the cost was "ridiculous" and that he would have done it for free.
"Giant hogweed makes poison ivy look like a walk in the park," officials warned.
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, even for plants.
Cataloguing the genetic data of 1.5 million known species will take 10 years, cost approximately $4.7 billion and require the cooperation of scientists, governments and students from around the world.
Earth Day 2018 is focused on a multi-year campaign to end plastic pollution.
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"Fairy Lanterns" don't photosynthesize, but instead get their nutrients from fungi.
The advent of land plants changed the planet forever.
Cacao plants are one of many that face extinction as climate change alters the environment.
Scientists were able to grow plants so quickly that one colleague couldn't believe it.
Imagine plants used as streetlights, illuminating work spaces and as desk lamps.
Tomato plants have one unique way of reducing caterpillar numbers.
New power plant construction dipped by two-thirds in 2016, with declining investments in China and India accelerating the trend.
The report also suggests building huge ventilation tunnels to create wind which will lift the smog from the city