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There's a place for us: New research reveals humanity's roles in ecosystems

Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:25:18 EST ~ In two back-to-back symposia a cross-disciplinary cohort of scientists will present the first comprehensive investigations of how humans interacted with plant and animal species in different cultures worldwide through time. Find out more...

How to feed the world by 2050? Recent breakthrough boosts plant growth by 40 percent

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:45:18 EST ~ Recent advances to address hunger through agricultural advancement have been shown to boost crop growth by 40 percent by creating a shortcut for a glitch that plagues most food crops. Find out more...

The prospects of American strawberries

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:20:28 EST ~ Researchers have embarked on an academic journey designed to generate an effective guideline essential for research, policy, and marketing strategies for the strawberry industry across the country, and to enable the development of general and region-specific educational and production tools. Find out more...

Moving artificial leaves out of the lab and into the air

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:00:20 EST ~ Researchers have proposed a design solution that could bring artificial leaves out of the lab and into the environment. Their improved leaf, which would use carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- from the air, would be at least 10 times more efficient than natural leaves at converting carbon dioxide to fuel. Find out more...

A better way to make plastics out of sulfur

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 11:50:11 EST ~ Scientists have discovered a new process to make polymers out of sulfur which could provide a way of making plastic that is less harmful to the environment. Find out more...

How landscape plants have an impact on the carbon footprint

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 16:14:54 EST ~ A new study provides a base of understanding of carbon footprint terminology and illustrates carbon footprint analyses using data from previous research that modeled nursery and greenhouse crop production systems and their life-cycle impact. The science underlying the determination of carbon footprint and the degree to which it is important in minimizing the negative impacts of new product development and assessing the positive or negative cradle-to-grave life-cycle impacts is presented. Find out more...

Millions of tons of plastic waste could be turned into clean fuels, other products

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 13:19:56 EST ~ A new chemical conversion process could transform the world's polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into useful products, such as clean fuels and other items. The conversion process incorporates selective extraction and hydrothermal liquefaction. Once the plastic is converted into naphtha, it can be used as a feedstock for other chemicals or further separated into specialty solvents or other products. Find out more...

Ramped up efforts needed to protect the world's inland waters

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:54:11 EST ~ Surface water protection is well below global targets in over half of the world's countries, according to a new study. Find out more...

A new approach for the fast estimation of the solar energy potential in urban environments

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 11:46:38 EST ~ Researchers have developed a new approach for calculating fast and accurate the solar energy potential of surfaces in the urban environment. The new approach can significantly help architects and urban planners to incorporate photovoltaic (solar power) technology in their designs. Find out more...

Harvesting wild genes gives crops renewed resistance to disease

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 11:46:07 EST ~ A global alliance of researchers has pioneered a new method to rapidly recruit disease-resistance genes from wild plants for transfer into domestic crops. The technique promises to revolutionize the development of disease-resistant varieties for the global food supply. Find out more...