'Genetic Goldmine' in Earth's Harshest Desert Could Be The Key to Feeding The Future
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'Genetic Goldmine' in Earth's Harshest Desert Could Be The Key to Feeding The Future

It is not an easy life in Chile's Atacama desert. This harsh desert is known for its hostile nature and reputation as the planet's most dry
Researchers uncover 'genetic goldmine' underlying plant resilience in extreme desert environment
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Researchers uncover 'genetic goldmine' underlying plant resilience in extreme desert environment

A Chilean research team created an unrivalled natural laboratory in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile. This desert is one of the most extreme and
How legumes give oxygen to symbiotic bacteria in their roots
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How legumes give oxygen to symbiotic bacteria in their roots

Legume Root nodules are pink-colored by leghaemoglobin. This is due to a symbiotic relationship of the plant with beneficial bacteria. Credit: John
Why roots don't grow in the shade
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Why roots don't grow in the shade

Photosynthesis is dependent on sunlight. Plants will use too much sun to grow taller. The three plants in the image on the left were grown under
Corpse Flower: Facts about the smelly plant
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Corpse Flower: Facts about the smelly plant

When in bloom, the corpse flower (Amorphophallus Titanum), also known as titan Arum, smells of decaying flesh and death. According to the Eden
How do plants act fast to fight off infections?
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How do plants act fast to fight off infections?

Close-up of stemrust on wheat, which is caused by a fungal pathogen. Credit: Yue Jin/USDA Kangmei Zhao of Carnegie and Sue Rhee have discovered a
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Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

DES MOINES (Iowa) Rusty Kemp, like many ranchers throughout the United States, complained for years about the rock-bottom prices he received for his
Ground-Level Ozone Is a Creeping Threat to Biodiversity
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Ground-Level Ozone Is a Creeping Threat to Biodiversity

This story was originally published on Yale Environment 360. It is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The famous Sequoia National Parks groves,
Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There’s a Bright Idea
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Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There’s a Bright Idea

A warmer environment holds more moisture, which can lead to heavy precipitation. Protecting plants can be beneficial in times of extreme heat and
Ted Cruz says bitcoin will stabilize Texas electric grid—here’s why he’s wrong
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Ted Cruz says bitcoin will stabilize Texas electric grid—here’s why he’s wrong

Ted Cruz (Republican from Texas) believes he has found a way for Texas to maintain its electric grid in the event of another deep freeze. He would