Producing a liter of milk in California emits less greenhouse gas and uses less land and water than it did in 1964, according to a recent study from researchers at the University of California, Davis.
As oceans absorb more carbon dioxide, they are becoming increasingly acidic and shifting the delicate balance that supports marine life.
Changes to the vegetation cover of land surfaces constitutes the biggest cause of increasing carbon dioxide emissions after the use of fossil fuels.
When it comes to feeding on pollen, honeybees and bumblebees are generalists.
In Chester County, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Beaver Run carves a triangular piece of bottomland as it turns east to join French Creek.
Last year, droughts devastated staple food crops across the developing world, cutting production by about half in some countries.
Large ecosystems, such as the Amazon rainforest, will collapse and disappear alarmingly quickly, once a crucial tipping point is reached, according to calculations based on real-world data.
Domestication yielded bigger crops often at the expense of plant microbiomes.
Even during the wet season, fires can burn in the large wetland region in southwestern Brazil.
MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory scientists are refining our understanding of how light wavelengths impact how plants develop their chloroplasts.
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