Friday, July 30, 2021

Adapting roots to a hotter planet could ease pressure on food supply: Supercomputer-powered 3D...

The shoots of plants get all of the glory, with their fruit and flowers and visible structure. But it's the portion that lies below...

Optimizing phase change material usage could reduce power plant water consumption

The food-water-energy nexus dictates that there is a direct link between these three necessities, and stressing one directly impacts the supply of the other...

Sediments from lake in Japan reveal stable climate led to origin of agriculture

The development of agriculture was a landmark feat for modern humans. It marked the beginning of a sedentary lifestyle and development of "civilizations." However,...

City-living bees benefit most from specific types of urban ‘greening’: Study suggests native bees,...

Converting vacant urban lots into greenspaces can reduce blight and improve neighborhoods, and new research shows that certain types of such post-industrial reclamation efforts...

Measuring conservation in a way that counts

A new study raises questions on whether current conservation science and policy for protected areas could be saving more biodiversity -- with political and...

‘Less than 1% probability’ that Earth’s energy imbalance increase occurred naturally

Sunlight in, reflected and emitted energy out. That's the fundamental energy balance sheet for our planet. If Earth's clouds, oceans, ice caps and land...

Variations in climate conditions affect reproductive success of Antarctic krill, study finds

Climate conditions play a significant role in the reproductive success of mature female Antarctic krill and are a factor in fluctuations of the population...

Hemp goes ‘hot’ due to genetics, not environmental stress

Contrary to claims that environmental or biological stresses cause an increase in THC production in hemp, a new Cornell University study finds no evidence...

Climate adaptation at the U.S. Department of Defense and beyond

As climate change continues to pose a global threat, new research from the University of Arizona looks at how it may be impacting the...

Managing earthquakes triggered by oil production: Scientists demonstrate safer wastewater disposal method

A team of scientists has developed an approach to disposing wastewater that reduces the danger of triggering an earthquake. Oil production generates large volumes of...
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