Let crop residues rot in the field — it’s a climate win

Plant material that lies to rot in soil isn't just valuable as compost. In fact, agricultural crop residue plays a crucial role in sequestering...

Activists say pipeline environmental assessment ‘appallingly incomplete.’

While North Carolina activists fight the Atlantic Coast Pipeline with protest songs and camera-grabbing marches, they’re also waging a quieter legal battle via the...

Museums as catalysts for change

Given the inertia that characterizes the public response to the challenges of climate change, it is reasonable to ask whether the forms and channels...

The religious case for caring about climate change

What makes a person decide if they want to take action on climate change? According to a Pew survey, Americans say they are most...

Light green plants save nitrogen without sacrificing photosynthetic efficiency

Scientists designed plants with light green leaves with hopes of allowing more light to penetrate the crop canopy and increase overall light use efficiency...

What makes two species different?

For most of the 20th century, scientists believed that the reproductive incompatibility between species evolved gradually as a by-product of adapting to different environments....

Biodiversity protects bee communities from disease

A new analysis of thousands of native and nonnative Michigan bees shows that the most diverse bee communities have the lowest levels of three...

Observations confirm that aerosols formed from plant emitted compounds can make clouds brighter

An observational study confirms a prevailing theory that volatile organic compounds emitted by vegetation form atmospheric aerosols which make clouds more reflective.

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