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Modified Yeast Tolerate Alcohol, Heat

By Kate Yandell | October 2, 2014

Simple changes help yeast thrive in the presence of their own harmful byproducts and could boost biofuel production.

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Protecting the World’s Oceans

By Jef Akst | August 16, 2012

An international group of researchers gives a score to coastal nations for their contribution to ocean health, and identifies main concerns.

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Opinion: The Precarious Earth

By Frank Biermann | June 18, 2012

People are currently driving the planet on a crash course with global stability. Something must be done.

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GM Crops Offer Natural Pest Control

By Hayley Dunning | June 13, 2012

Transgenic cotton plants that produce their own insecticide bolster local insect predator populations, which could serve as better long-term solutions to crop pests.

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Can Fish Eco-Labeling be Trusted?

By Jef Akst and Edyta Zielinska | May 14, 2012

Programs that provide sustainable certification for fisheries may be too generous with their accreditation.

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Environmental Visionary Dies

By Rachel Nuwer | September 26, 2011

Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.

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How Green Is My Lab?

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | July 1, 2011

Doing science sustainably

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