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Opinion: The Water Deficit

By | August 23, 2011

Current farming practices draw too much of the world’s freshwater supplies to be sustainable. A change is needed to support growing agricultural demand.

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Opinion: Reducing Foodborne Illness

By | August 22, 2011

New testing technologies and improved communication among regulatory agencies are making strides in the fight against foodborne disease.

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Fair Trade at Plant Roots

By | August 11, 2011

Plant and fungal symbionts swap more resources with partners that provide a greater return of nutrients.

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Opinion: Vaccinate at Birth

By | August 9, 2011

Improved immunization efforts are required to prevent infections during the first 6 months of life, when newborn and infants are highly susceptible to disease.

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From the Ground Up

By | August 1, 2011

As the planet warms plant growth will likely increase—locking up some of that extra carbon dioxide by converting it into vegetative biomass—but that’s not the whole story. 

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image: Seirian Sumner: Wasp Whisperer

Seirian Sumner: Wasp Whisperer

By | August 1, 2011

Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, London. Age: 37

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The Root of the Problem

By | August 1, 2011

New research suggests that the flow of carbon through plants to underground ecosystems may be crucial to how the environment responds to climate change.

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

By | August 1, 2011

Getting the big picture means asking lots of little questions.

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An Unlichenly Pair

By | August 1, 2011

A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.

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August 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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