agriculture, ecology
Intelligence Gathering
Intelligence Gathering
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 1, 2015
Disease eradication in the 21st century
1 + 1 = 1
1 + 1 = 1
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
Nutrient levels in soil don’t add up when food chains combine.
Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.
Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.
Bob Grant | Jun 25, 2015
Researchers have found the New Guinea flatworm, one of the world’s most invasive species, in Florida, putting native ecosystems at serious risk.
Climate Change Speeds Extinctions
Climate Change Speeds Extinctions
Kerry Grens | May 3, 2015
Species die-offs are expected to accelerate as greenhouse gases accumulate, according to a meta-analysis.
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2015
One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.
Study: Pesticides Harm Bees
Study: Pesticides Harm Bees
Kerry Grens | Mar 27, 2015
A researcher challenges the UK government’s conclusion that neonicotinoids aren’t that bad for pollinators.
Reading Between the Pages
Reading Between the Pages
Molly Sharlach | Mar 1, 2015
Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the University of York excavate the genetic secrets contained in the DNA of old parchments.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2015
Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders
Slip Me Some Skin
Slip Me Some Skin
Molly Sharlach | Mar 1, 2015
Scientists tracing the history of livestock breeding probe parchment documents for genetic information.
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation
Tetsuya Ishii | Feb 25, 2015
Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. They’ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods.