Climate Change

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...

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...

Winning Gene Combination Takes All

Norwich, UK — Researchers have traced the remaining last steps of the biological pathway that gives oats resistance to the deadly crop disease take-all.  The discovery creates opportunities for...

Protecting Global Food Supply Chain

Newark, DE — As the world grows increasingly globalized, one of the ways that countries have come to rely on one another is through a more intricate and interconnected food supply chain. Food produced...

How Climate Change is Disrupting Ecosystems

Zürich, Switzerland — The world is getting warmer and warmer – and many organisms native to lower latitudes or elevations are moving higher. However, novel organisms moving into a new habitat...

To Protect Nature’s Benefits, Focus on People

Stanford, CA — To calculate the true value of a forest, we need to know how people benefit from it, according to new research published in Nature Sustainability. A healthy forest holds a treasure trove...

Carbon Storage from the Lab

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — Peatlands with their huge diversity of peat moss species store about 30 percent of the earth’s soil carbon. This means they store roughly twice as much carbon...

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