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January 06, 2017
Study documents tree species' decline due to climate warming
A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural ...
December 04, 2016
Researchers grow protective biological soil crusts
In a greenhouse at Northern Arizona University, a professor is researching an oft-overlooked ecological field that could play ...
November 17, 2016
Scientists modify plants, making them use sunlight better
Scientists have hacked a plant's genes to make it use sunlight more efficiently — a breakthrough that could eventually ...
October 26, 2016
Oregon weighs whether all kids should get outdoor education
Each year, thousands of Oregon parents hug their kids goodbye and send them tramping into the wilderness for up to a week to ...
October 06, 2016
Professor: American killed in Ethiopia had bright future
An American researcher killed in a rock attack by protesters in Ethiopia this week was a talented scientist with a bright ...
October 06, 2016
Protesters in Ethiopia kill UC Davis student
University of California, Davis officials say that a postdoctoral researcher in the university's plant biology department was ...
October 01, 2016
Feds list 7 Hawaii bee species as endangered, a first in US
Federal authorities on Friday added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the ...
September 30, 2016
Warm Pacific Ocean 'blob' facilitated vast toxic algae bloom
A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that ...
September 05, 2016
Future climate change field test doesn't make Earth greener
In the course of a 17-year experiment on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world ...