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With Plants, It's Not the Humidity, It's the Heat

The drought in the western U.S. state of California is having a major impact on the state’s agricultural production. New research suggests it's not just lack of rain that is damaging local produce, but also the dry air that goes along with it. Water on ground, and in air Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. The higher the humidity, the more water vapor in the air. Now, a new study from researchers at Indiana University suggests that low humidity can stress plants...

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