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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Ocean Holds the Key to Superior Nutrition and Sustainability

Aug. 18, 2015 — Although 97 percent of the earth’s surface water is made up of oceans, humans use only a small percentage of the sea for food. Instead most people, especially those in Western cultures, rely ... read more

New Environmental Risk Assessment of Veterinary Antibiotics Applications in Livestock Farming

Aug. 17, 2015 — A simple screening-based predicting procedure has been developed for region-specific environmental risks caused by veterinary antibiotics (VA). This procedure, called Usage Pattern-based Exposure ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Strong winds blowing off the Greenland Ice Sheet are eroding soil and vegetation in the surrounding tundra, making it less productive for caribou and other grazing animals, carbon storage and ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Scientists project fire risk for South America's Amazon Basin in 2015 to fall along an east-west divide. According to their model, based on multiple satellite datasets, the forests of the ... read more

Volcanic Bacteria Take Minimalist Approach to Survival

Aug. 4, 2015 — New research is helping to solve the puzzle of how bacteria are able to live in nutrient-starved environments. It is well-established that the majority of bacteria in soil ecosystems live in dormant ... read more

Aug. 1, 2015 — Conventional theories used by economists for the past 150 years to explain how societies buy, sell, and trade goods and services may be able to unlock mysteries about the behavior of microbial life ... read more

New Insights Into the Production of Antibiotics by Bacteria

July 30, 2015 — Bacteria use antibiotics as a weapon and even produce more antibiotics if there are competing strains nearby. This is a fundamental insight that can help find new ... read more

July 29, 2015 — Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world's population, but the paddies it's grown in contributes up to 17 percent of global methane emissions -- about 100 million tons a ... read more

July 29, 2015 — Scientists evaluated plant growth responses of 10 vegetables to simulated seawater flooding. The plants were flooded with SSW or tap water for 24 hours and grown subsequently for 2 weeks in a ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study . The article describes how the ... read more

Greenhouse Gas Source Underestimated from the US Corn Belt, Study Shows

July 27, 2015 — Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Back before chemical pesticides and herbicides, farmers had to come up with ways to kill the weeds that took over their fields. One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields ... read more

July 22, 2015 — After just five years, soil organic matter content was 8.6 percent greater in the strip-till plots when compared to the no-till plots. Furthermore, bulk density was reduced by 4 percent and ... read more

How to Cut Worrying Levels of Arsenic in Rice That Is Eaten All Over the World

July 22, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a simple solution to worrying levels of arsenic in our rice. Rice is the only major crop grown under flooded conditions. It is this flooding that releases inorganic ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Much like healthy bacteria in one's gut supports health of the human body, fungus in soil can be integral to survival of trees, according to a new ... read more

Controlled Burns Increase Invasive Grass in Hardwood Forests

July 21, 2015 — Controlled burning is widely used to maintain biodiversity and enhance regeneration of important deciduous tree species such as oak and hickory, but a recent study found that this practice also ... read more

July 17, 2015 — A new variety of peanut, called OLé, has recently been released by a team of researchers. OLé peanuts have longer shelf lives and increased disease resistance compared to other peanut varieties, ... read more

July 16, 2015 — According to new research, the defense hormone salicylic acid helps select which bacteria live both inside and on the surface of a plant's roots, keeping some bacteria out and actively ... read more

Organic Farming Needs Direction to Be Sustainable

July 14, 2015 — Large-scale organic farming operations, based on a review of almost a decade of data from 49 states, are not reducing greenhouse gas ... read more

July 10, 2015 — An important agricultural region in China is drying out, and increased farming may be more to blame than rising temperatures and less rain, according to a study spanning 30 years of data. A research ... read more

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