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Shade from solar panels increases abundance of flowers, benefiting pollinators
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11 July 2021
On 11 July 2021 Good News Network reported:
A new study [by Oregon State University] has found that shade provided by solar panels increased the abundance of flowers under the panels and delayed the timing of their bloom, both findings that could aid the agricultural community. The study, believed to be the first that looked at the impact of solar panels on flowering plants and insects, has important implications for solar developers who manage the land under solar panels, as well as agriculture and pollinator health advocates who are seeking land for pollinator habitat restoration.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of science and environment, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
... Pollinating insects aid in the reproduction of 75 percent of flowering plant species and 35 percent of crop species globally. In the United States, pollination services to agriculture are valued at $14 billion annually.
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