Environment

New Research Advances Clean Energy Solutions

Tempe, AZ — Meeting society’s growing energy needs has become a daunting challenge for humanity. Demands for energy are expected to nearly double by the year 2050, while the effects of climate change,...

Deadwood in the Global Carbon Cycle

Munich, Germany — Living trees absorb a considerable amount of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and therefore play an important role in the protection of our climate. Little is known about the role...

Biofertiliser for Better Farms

Adelaide, Australia — While agricultural production around the world struggles with declining soil health, Australian-led research is  investigating production of a sustainable organic nitrogen fertiliser...

Eco-Friendly Plastic from Cellulose and Water

Göttingen, Germany — Plastics offer many benefits to society and are widely used in our daily life: they are lightweight, cheap and adaptable. However, the production, processing and disposal of plastics...

Genome Studies: More is Not Always Better

Würzburg, Germany — What the fruit fly is to zoologists, the thale cress is to botanists. The widespread herb with the botanical name Arabidopsis thaliana serves them as a model organism from which...

Acid Sensor Discovered in Plants

Würzburg, Germany — Climate change is causing increased flooding and prolonged waterlogging in northern Europe, but also in many other parts of the world. This can damage meadow grasses, field crops...

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