drought
Stressing and FRETing
Stressing and FRETing
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2014
Two labs have produced FRET-based systems for real-time analysis of a plant stress hormone.
Climate Change to Continue
Climate Change to Continue
Kate Yandell | Jan 15, 2013
A US federal advisory committee finds that climate change is already impacting the country, and that it’s not about to stop.
Better Biofuel Crops
Better Biofuel Crops
Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville | Jul 1, 2012
One way to increase biofuel production is to engineer plants that can withstand harsh environmental conditions, thereby expanding the range in which such crops can be grown. 
Growing Better Biofuel Crops
Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville | Jul 1, 2012
Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels by shifting to dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues.
Opinion: The Water Deficit
David Molden | Aug 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.
Drought-tolerant corn trials underwater
Bob Grant | May 26, 2011
Agribusiness giant Monsanto is finding out that it's difficult to conduct field trials of drought-resistant corn when it won't stop raining. The company hopes to launch a new line of corn seed that's been genetically engineered to thrive in drough conditions by 2013.