The clearing and subsequent instability of Amazonian forests are among the greatest threats to tropical biodiversity conservation today.
Researchers may be able to improve corn yields and nutritional value after discovering genetic regulators that synthesize starch and protein in the widely eaten grain, according to a Rutgers-led study.
Research carried out into the impact of changes to chimpanzee habitats found they have adapted to human developments in a number of ways – including learning how to cross roads safely - but their survival is still threatened.
Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released the latest edition of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) for the U.S. – the most comprehensive land cover database that the USGS has ever produced.
An international team is using advanced tools to develop crops that give farmers more options for sustainably producing more food on less land.
Charcoal may be the solution to reducing ammonia pollution and lowering greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer for crop plants, according to a groundbreaking study by a University of Guelph soil scientist.
While poor hygiene may be a deal breaker in human relationships, in bee colonies it can be a matter of life and death.
A University of Saskatchewan research team has found that some food imported to Saskatoon from certain Asian countries has tested positive for “superbugs”—strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria— but immediate health concerns are likely low.
If there’s one thing potato plants don’t like, it’s heat.
Topping the list of Australia’s major crops, wheat is grown on more than half the country’s cropland and is a key export commodity.
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