Agriculture

Plants Under Heat Stress Must Act Surprisingly Quickly to Survive
August 22, 2017 02:53 PM - University of Massachusetts at Amherst

In new results reported in The Plant Cell, molecular biologist Elizabeth Vierling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues in India and China report finding a crucial mechanism that plants need to recover from heat stress.

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Climate Change and Habitat Conversion Combine to Homogenize Nature
August 18, 2017 01:11 PM - University of California - Davis

Climate change and habitat conversion to agriculture are working together to homogenize nature, indicates a study in the journal Global Change Biology led by the University of California, Davis.

In other words, the more things change, the more they are the same.

While the individual impacts of climate change and habitat conversion on wildlife are well-recognized, little is known about how species respond to both stressors at once.

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Not a Pipe Dream Anymore - Space-Farming: A Long Legacy Leading us to Mars

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Following a new NASA bill, passed in March by the US Congress and which authorizes $19.5 billion spending for space exploration in 2017, manned missions to Mars are closer to reality than ever before.

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