Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World

Saline Agriculture to Feed and Fuel the World Shortage of fresh water poses a much bigger threat to world food supply than the shortage of fossil fuels; cultivating salt-tolerant crops could solve both problems Dr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Joe Cummins Fresh water in short supply and salinization widespread People …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: What evolved first, a dexterous hand or an agile foot?

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   What evolved first, a dexterous hand or an agile foot? Posted: 06 Oct 2013 05:41 PM PDT Resolving a long-standing mystery in human evolution, new research indicates that early hominids developed finger dexterity and tool use ability before the development of bipedal locomotion. Salt-tolerant bacteria …

News @NEON – CO floods, Soil, Sensors and more

Fall 2013  In this issue  Colorado flooding Ecologically sensitive construction Seasonal citizen science data  Australian collaboration Aquatic sensors and soil archive EcoSIS collaboration Recent publications by NEON staff Selected job postings   NEON staff, offices and sites in Colorado were spared the worst impacts of the historic flooding that ravaged much …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Reforestation study shows trade-offs between water, carbon and timber

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News  Reforestation study shows trade-offs between water, carbon and timber Earth’s mantle affects long-term sea-level rise estimates Scientists offer first definitive proof of bacteria-feeding behavior in green algae Biophysicists measure mechanism that determines fate of living cells Tomatoes: The world’s favorite fruit, only better-tasting and longer-lasting New …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Seasonal patterns of tropical rainfall changes from global warming revealed

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Seasonal patterns of tropical rainfall changes from global warming revealed Plant protein shape puzzle solved by molecular 3-D model Surprising findings on hydrogen production in green algae Shifts in physiological mechanisms let male bats balance the need to feed and the urge to breed Fish prone …