Here’s another reason to hate diesel: It’s killing the rainforest

Over half the palm oil used in Europe is actually put into gas tanks.

Natural solutions can reduce global warming

A new study found that 21 percentof the United States' greenhouse gas pollution (1.2 Pg CO2e year) could be removed through enhanced management of...

Researchers discover novel ‘to divide or to differentiate’ switch in plants

Scientists have uncovered a novel mechanism in plants that controls an important decision step in stomatal lineage to divide asymmetrically or to differentiate. This...

Recommending plants to benefit and attract pollinators

Pollinating insects are integral to the health of all terrestrial ecosystems and agriculture worldwide. As homeowners attempt to conserve pollinators through horticulture practices, they...

The dawn of a new era for genebanks

One important aspect of biodiversity is genetic variation within species. A notable example is the variety of cultivars of crop plants. Scientists have now...

Moths and magnets could save lives

Bioengineers have combined a virus that infects moths with magnetic nanoparticles to create a potential new therapy for inherited genetic diseases like muscular dystrophy,...

How plants evolved to make ants their servants

Plants have evolved ways to make ants defend them from attacks and spread their seeds, and this new study shows how it happened. In...

Hot temperatures can trigger an RNA response in plants

The stress of hotter temperatures may trigger a response in a plant's RNA -- part of a cell's genetic messaging system -- to help...

Gene regulator that allows plant rehydration after drought

Scientists have found that the protein NGA1 is critical for plants to have normal responses to dehydration. The study shows how NGA1 controls transcription...

Small genetic differences turn plants into better teams

Diverse communities of plants and animals typically perform better than monocultures. However, the mechanisms that are responsible for this have so far been a...

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