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Study Could Spawn Better Ways to Combat Crop-Killing Fungus

About 21 million years ago, a fungus that causes a devastating disease in rice first became harmful to the food that nourishes roughly half the world’s population, according to an international study led by Rutgers University–New Brunswick scient...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Scientific Reporters ; Rutgers Today


NUS Geography Researchers Determine Benefits of Singapore’s Mangroves

A three-year study conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore has concluded that apart from cultural benefits, mangroves act as nursery habitat for fish and as coastal defence, as well as storing carbon that could help offset ...

– National University of Singapore


Transparent Eel-Like Soft Robot Can Swim Silently Underwater

An innovative, eel-like robot developed by engineers and marine biologists at the University of California can swim silently in salt water without an electric motor. Instead, the robot uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself. The f...

– University of California San Diego

Science Robotics

Embargo expired on 25-Apr-2018 at 14:00 ET


Corn with Straw Mulch Builds Yield, Soil Carbon

How do you boost soil water content and soil health without irrigating? Best cover it with a layer of straw, a new study concludes.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Soil Science Society of America Journal, March 22, 2018


A Novel Method for Comparing Plant Genes

Researchers develop a method of identifying gene expression patterns in drought-resistant plants.

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nature Communications 8, 1899 (2017). [DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01491-7]


Russian Arctic Glacier Loss Doubles as Temps Warm

Ice mass loss in the Russian Arctic has nearly doubled over the last decade according to Cornell University research published in the journal Remote Sensing of Environment.

– Cornell University

Remote Sensing of Environment, June 2018


UAH Low-Cost Weather Stations to Join Irrigation/Weather Study

A grid of low-cost weather stations built at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) will track temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity and other weather variables across parts of Nebraska this summer to help scientists learn more about...

– University of Alabama Huntsville


A Game Changer: Protein Clustering Powered by Supercomputers

New algorithm lets biologists harness massively parallel supercomputers to make sense of a protein “data deluge.”

– Department of Energy, Office of Science

Nucleic Acids Research gkx1313 (2018). [DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkx1313]


Applying Network Analysis to Natural History

By using network analysis to search for communities of marine life in the fossil records of the Paleobiology Database, the team, including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was able to quantify the ecological impacts of major events li...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS)


Landmark Paper Finds Light at End of the Tunnel for World’s Wildlife and Wild Places

A new WCS paper published in the journal BioScience finds that the enormous trends toward population stabilization, poverty alleviation, and urbanization are rewriting the future of biodiversity conservation in the 21st century, offering new hope for...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

BioScience


LLNL Maps Out Deployment of Carbon Capture and Sequestration for Ethanol Production

To better understand the near-term commercial potential for capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have mapped out how CO2 might be captured from existing U.S. ethanol biorefine...

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, April 23


New High-Resolution Exascale Earth-Modeling System Announced for Energy

A new Earth-modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth’s variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact the U.S. energy sector in coming years.

– Los Alamos National Laboratory


Exploring Arctic Clues to Secure Future with New Sandia, University Partnership

The Arctic is undergoing rapid change, with sea ice melting and temperatures rising at a faster pace than anywhere else in the world. Its changing environment affects global security, politics, the economy and the climate. Understanding these changes...

– Sandia National Laboratories


New High-Resolution Exascale Earth Modeling System for Energy

A new earth modeling system unveiled today will have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of Earth’s variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact the U.S. energy sector in coming years.

– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


April is Earth Month: The Green Jobs of the Future Start with Hands-on Learning

The “Campus as a Living Lab” program uses the CSU itself to teach students real-world skills that are good for the planet and the future of California.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Costa’s Hummingbirds, White-Tailed Deer and Malaria, Coffee Commitment, and more in the Wildlife News Source

The latest research and experts on Wildfires in the Wildlife News Source

– Newswise


Body's Natural High, Prescription Drug Misuse, Health Implications of Legalized Marijuana, and More in the Marijuana News Source

The Latest News On Marijuana Research

– Newswise


MSU Study Finds Nature’s Call Unlocks Giant Panda Conservation Clues

MSU researchers are trying to find ways to increase the overall success of breeding for giant pandas.

– Mississippi State University


Announcements


WVU English Professor Awarded Prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

West Virginia University English professor Stephanie Foote has been named one of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellows for her work related to cultural production in and around the Anthropocene, the geological epoch in which human activity has had a globa...

– West Virginia University

Embargo expired on 25-Apr-2018 at 06:00 ET


Higher Education Events


Former Vice President Al Gore to Galvanize the Next Generation of Climate Change Leaders at Wellesley College

Former Vice President Al Gore to Galvanize the Next Generation of Climate Change Leaders at Wellesley College

– Wellesley College


Expert Pitch


Death of Great Barrier Reef: Environmental Engineer Available

– Northwestern University


Think Globally, Plant Locally: Celebrate Earth Day Year Round

– Cornell University

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