Global temperature increases are affecting grapevines, and vineyardists are looking for answers. As temperatures rise, the results are increased variability and extreme weather conditions. Exactly how the Napa Valley and other wine-growing regions respond and work to help alleviate the…
(British Ecological Society) New research finds tropical forest disturbance goes beyond species loss and includes a shift towards smaller seeds and an increase in the proportion of trees dispersed by animals, impacting how the ecosystem functions. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society journal, Journal of Ecology.
Cherokee Nation First U.S. Tribe to be Invited to Preserve Their Heirloom Species in Global Seed Vault
The Cherokee Nation has become the first American tribe to be invited to preserve their heirloom seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.
Scientists and Refugees Are Growing Crops in the Desert Using Discarded Mattresses Bound for the Landfill
Scientists from the University of Sheffield are teaching refugees how to use old mattress foam to grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs in Jordan.
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Cereals from the Fertile Crescent and broomcorn millet from northern China spread across the ancient world, integrating into complex farming systems that used crop-rotation cycles enabled by the different ecological regions of origin. The resulting productivity allowed for demographic expansions and imperial formation in Europe and Asia. In this study, an international, interdisciplinary team of scientists illustrate that people moved these crops across Eurasia earlier than previously realized, adapting cultivation methods for harsh agricultural environments.
California can hit its goal of going carbon neutral by 2045 if it pulls emissions out of the air and slashes greenhouse gases from farming, landfills and other sources, according to a federal study released yesterday.
Chi Chen, a Boston University graduate researcher, and Ranga Myneni, a BU College of Arts & Sciences professor of earth and environment, are authors on a new paper that reveals how humans are helping to increase the Earth’s plant and…
If You Buy a Sapling For This Rainforest, Money Also Helps Turn Illegal Loggers into Forest Guardians
Trailblazing charity Health In Harmony lets you offset your carbon footprint while also ending deforestation in areas most impacted by illegal logging.
Two weeks ago a Boeing 737 on final approach to Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, flew into a massive cloud of locusts swarming above the airport. The insects were sucked into the plane’s engines and splattered across the windshield, blinding the pilots to the runway ahead….
Technology Sunday, January 26th 2020, 1:42 PM CST While this may seem scary, there are actual scientific reasons that this is happening. What is causing this temperature change? What else is happening besides global warming? What should you know going…