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Step change for screening could boost biofuels

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have developed a new way of rapidly screening yeasts that could help produce more sustainable biofuels The new technique could also be a boon in the search for ... - Read More

Enhancing high-temperature tolerance in plants: Effective on rice and tomatoes

A research group at the Kobe University Graduate School of Agricultural Science Functional Phytochemistry Laboratory has identified for the first time that the E 2 hexenal a plant derived chemical substance can induce a plant's ... - Read More

Bee disease reduced by nature's 'medicine cabinet'

Nicotine isn't healthy for people but such naturally occurring chemicals found in flowers of tobacco and other plants could be just the right prescription for ailing bees according to a Dartmouth College led study The ... - Read More

First glimpse of a chemical bond being born

Scientists have used an X ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on ... - Read More

Scientists Get First Glimpse of a Chemical Bond Being Born

Scientists have used an X ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on ... - Read More

Easter Island mystery: Why did the native culture die out?

Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722 the native Polynesian culture known as Rapa Nui showed signs of demographic decline However the catalyst has long been debated in the scientific community Was ... - Read More

Soils could keep contaminants in wastewater from reaching groundwater, streams

With endocrine disrupting compounds affecting fish populations in rivers as close as Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and as far away as Israel's Jordan a new research study shows that soils can filter out and break down at ... - Read More

NASA satellite set to get the dirt on Earth's soil moisture

A new NASA satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth's soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our weather and climate is in final preparations for a Jan 29 dawn launch ... - Read More

Drugs in the environment affect plant growth

By assessing the impacts of a range of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs the research has shown that the growth of edible crops can be affected by these chemicals even at the very low concentrations ... - Read More

Cover crops can sequester soil organic carbon

A 12 year University of Illinois study shows that although the use of cover crops does not improve crop yields the practice does increase the amount of sequestered soil organic carbon using three different soil ... - Read More

Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

Researchers at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline Using a new chemical process they were able to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon ... - Read More

New Plastic that Disappears When You Want It To

Released 24 Nov 2014 5 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom North Dakota State University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Angewandte Chemie DOI 10.1002 anie.201408492Nov 26 2014 Plastic ... - Read More

Clove oil tested for weed control in organic Vidalia sweet onion

Weed control is one of the most challenging aspects of organic crop production Most growers of certified organic crops rely heavily on proven cultural and mechanical weed control methods while limiting the use of approved ... - Read More

Potential of autochthonous bacteria for use as biofertilizers

Neiker Tecnalia the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development is working to select autochthonous bacteria with a biofertilizing potential as a result of the stimulating effect they have on the take up of nutrients ... - Read More

Fungicides: Discovery on how fungi avoid immune responses of plants leads to new generation of fungicides

Plants that come under attack from pathogens have an automatic immune response Fungi get around this plant immunity by injecting proteins into the host plant cells These 'effector proteins' enable the fungi to escape the ... - Read More

Reducing pesticides, adding sound vibrations and boosting harvests

Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides Adapting different eco friendly methods they are able to boost harvests and open up a new chapter in sustainable farming Scientists in Northern Italy ... - Read More

New 3-D imaging techniques may improve understanding of biofuel plant material: Never-before-seen details

Comparison of 3D TEM imaging techniques reveals never seen before details of plant cell walls according to a study published September 10 2014 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Purbasha Sarkar from University ... - Read More

Agricultural revolution in Africa could increase global carbon emissions

Productivity boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions a Purdue University study finds Historically improvements in agricultural technology have conserved land and decreased carbon emissions ... - Read More

How conversion of forests to cropland affects climate

The conversion of forests into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that while seldom considered in climate models has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures according to a new Yale study Writing ... - Read More

Ozone pollution in India kills enough crops to feed 94 million in poverty

In one year India's ozone pollution damaged millions of tons of the country's major crops causing losses of more than a billion dollars and destroying enough food to feed tens of millions of people living ... - Read More
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