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Apr. 29, 2016 — Engineers are using nanoparticle technology in an effort to meet the ever-increasing demand for food. Their innovative technique boosts the growth of a protein-rich bean by improving the way it ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — The unique features and blending characters of a new roundworm species, discovered in India, make the nematode an intermediary or connecting link between two supposedly distant genera. The new worm ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Researchers have studied the advantages of reducing greenhouse gases in croplands of a region in Spain. Results will allow researchers to make progress in the regional knowledge to reduce costs and ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Scientists have studied more than 15,000 sites in the United States and found that increased nitrogen deposits from human activities are causing a decrease in the diversity of plant ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Rising levels of atmospheric nitrogen pollution threaten plant diversity at nearly one-quarter of sites across a widespread portion of the US, according a new ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — Scientists report on the use of manganese oxide, found in soil, to break down the herbicide glyphosate and to identify released phosphate and its byproducts. They are exploring using oxygen isotopes ... read more

Water Science Leads Ecological Survival Battle

Mar. 24, 2016 — Scientists have developed tools to help restore vital ecosystems found in tropical mangrove forests around the world. The team conducted fieldwork in three mangrove regions in south-east Asia: Can ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers use satellite imagery and elevation data to better understand where an endangered plant grows, saving time, labor and money. They can also identify potential new ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Dangerous nitrate levels in drinking water could persist for decades, increasing the risk for blue baby syndrome and other serious health concerns, according to a new ... read more

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Potential from Livestock Sector Revealed

Mar. 22, 2016 — Scientists have found that the global livestock sector can maintain the economic and social benefits it delivers while significantly reducing emissions, and in doing so help meet the global ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — In much of France and Switzerland, the best wine years are traditionally those with an exceptionally hot summer and late-season drought. Now, a study out this week shows that warming climate has ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — The innate immune system of the thale cress plant ensures a good phosphate supply, report investigators. For a long time, it was thought that the sole role of the immune system was to distinguish ... read more

Can Improved Agricultural Practices Help Combat Climate Change?

Mar. 17, 2016 — Did you know that over half of global non-carbon dioxide (non-CO2) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are accountable to agriculture? According to new a research study, this figure is set to rise ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — In what ways will meadows in climatic areas similar to the arctic respond to a temperature increase of three degrees? By conducting an extensive ecosystem warming experiment involving trampoline ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — A new method to track how wetlands in Eastern Washington behave seasonally has been developed by scientists, which will also help monitor how they change as the climate ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — A new study is among the first in the world to systematically assess the amount of carbon stored in tropical forests recovering after controversial land-clearing practices in the ... read more

Consider an Organic Approach to Your Lawn

Mar. 15, 2016 — Chemical use can leads unhealthy soil, fertilizer getting in watersheds, ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — The circular, barren patches of land, forming a highly regular pattern over the dry grassland of Namibia, were thought to be the only ones of their kind anywhere in the world. But a new study shows ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — Microbes in soil -- organisms that exert enormous influence over our planet's carbon cycle -- may not be as adaptable to climate change as most scientists have ... read more

Global Shift in Farmed Fish Feed May Impact Nutritional Benefits Ascribed to Seafood

Mar. 14, 2016 — The fish-farming industry is increasing its use of plant-based ingredients in its feed and moving away from traditional feed made from fish, which could impact some of the health benefits of eating ... read more

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