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11-30-2022
Plants reprogram their cells to fight pathogens
During war, factories often retool to support the needs of the combatants. For instance, assembly lines change course from producing car parts to machine guns, or from building washing machines to aircraft engines. According to a new study led by Duke University, plants are capable of shifting from peacetime to wartime production too. Plants are frequently under attack from viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Each year, over 15 percent of crop yields are lost to bacterial and fungal diseases, costing the global economy about $220 billion. However,...
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11-07-2022
Bats protect young trees from insect damage
A new study led by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign...
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11-06-2022
The majority of urban trees are threatened by climate change
In a new study from CNRS, experts have established the...
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11-04-2022
Elevated CO2 levels will make crops less nutritious
For many years, scientists have considered enhanced photosynthesis as one...
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11-02-2022
The Congo Basin could release billions of tons of carbon
The central Congo Basin is home to the world’s largest...
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11-02-2022
Compost could boost crop yields by millions of tons
Experts have identified a new method of using compost that...
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11-02-2022
Vegetation is a key driver of energy flux in the Arctic
The Arctic is warming up at twice the average global...
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10-27-2022
Garden waste could store 600,000 tons of CO2 annually
Scruffy yards are usually frowned upon and, especially in fall,...
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10-25-2022
Our dietary choices have enormous environmental impacts
In order to produce food for humanity, we have appropriated...
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10-24-2022
How building exhaust could boost rooftop gardens
As the world’s cities grow, it becomes increasingly important to...
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10-24-2022
New research will help keep bananas on supermarket shelves
Panama disease is one of the most destructive plant diseases...
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10-24-2022
Flowers share resources by blooming at different times
During evolution, when there are limited resources available, plants and...
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10-22-2022
A daily dose of almonds can boost gut health
Out gut microbiome consists of thousands of microorganisms that play...
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