Gallery: Scientists Discover a Link Between Trees and Electricity

 
Tuesday 28 February 2012. QUT researcher Dr Rohan Jayaratine has found that trees release ions which stick to vehicle emissions. Photo:QUT Marketing and Communication/Erika Fish. PH:0731385003.

Everyone knows that trees give us all oxygen so we can breathe, but according to an Australian scientists they also affect the concentration of positive and negative ions in the air. In an Avatar-esque revelation, a team from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane believes the world’s trees could ‘electrify the atmosphere’.

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