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From providing habitat to food sources, to regulating water cycles, plants are the backbone of all life on Earth. What often goes unrecognized, but is equally as important are plants’ roles as climate controllers. According to a new study conducted Read more…


Studies designed to predict how plants and trees will react to rising temperatures have consistently underestimated those responses, with the actual flowering and leafing of plants advancing far more rapidly than most experiments forecast. That is the conclusion of new Read more…


One of the core issues surrounding the planting of trees and maintenance of crops or plantations is how to efficiently water them. Currently 1/3 of the world’s population lives in regions where water is scarce and this number is expected Read more…


BioSolar Inc., a publicly traded California company, says it’s come up with a way to build a better solar panel, with plastics made from plants. I sat down recently with company CEO David Lee, both of us at keyboards, to Read more…


Exit up ahead: A University of Minnesota study has concluded that corn-based ethanol is no better than gasoline. The Star Tribune says ethanol may even be a bigger polluter, when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter. Cellulosic Read more…