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August 30, 2015
Is too much fresh water used to water Florida lawns
Tampa, FL (SPX) Aug 27, 2015
Wasting fresh water is a real concern. A recent study conducted with homeowners in central Florida found that, on average, 64 percent of the drinking water used by homes went to irrigation. In the summer months, this percentage increased to 88 percent. As the population increases, conservation of fresh water becomes increasingly important. The Special Issue Section of the current Technology and Innovation - Journal of the National Academy of Inventors focuses on challenges to fresh water from envi ... read more
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A community of soil bacteria saves plants from root rot
Root bacteria are known to form symbiotic relationships with plants by improving the plants' supply of nutrients. Yet as scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, ... more

Entomologists sniff out new stink bug to help soybean farmers control damage
Entomologists in Texas got a whiff of a new stink bug doing economic damage to soybeans in Texas and are developing ways to help farmers combat it, according to a report in the journal Environmental ... more

Visual proof kids are tossing mandated fruits and veggies in trash
Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials - many students ... more


Green light of hope to overcome Striga-triggered food insecurity in Africa
A molecular approach has been used to identify the protein responsible for germination of Striga seeds through visualization by green fluorescence. Striga, a parasitic plant known as witchweed has s ... more


Humans carry more antibiotic-resistant bacteria than animals they work with
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a concern for the health and well-being of both humans and farm animals. One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, ... more
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Sequencing of barley genome achieves new milestone
Barley, a widely grown cereal grain commonly used to make beer and other alcoholic beverages, possesses a large and highly repetitive genome that is difficult to fully sequence. Now a team led by sc ... more

Water covers 70 percent of the Earth's surface, but only a fraction is fresh
Fresh water--connecting and sustaining all aspects of life on Earth, including food and energy--is in great danger. Moreover, scientists are worried not only about fresh water; they worry that we ar ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Setting ground rules for nanotechnology research

Superlattice design realizes elusive multiferroic properties

Berkeley releases comprehensive analysis of electricity reliability trends

Scientists from NTU Singapore find electrifying solution to sticky problem

Record-high pressure reveals secrets of matter

California Drought Causing Valley Land to Sink

Combined disciplines, computational programs determine atomic structure


Demand for coffee can create ecological, economic rift with poorer nations
The explosion in worldwide coffee consumption in the past two decades has generally not benefitted farmers of coffee beans in poorer nations along the equator. A University of Kansas (KU) rese ... more

S'no water in Sierra Nevadas
Most of us have strong opinions about snow during the winter. For some, it's a curse. Others enjoy the recreation heavy snowfall brings. Yet, once warmer weather comes, we tend to forget about those ... more

Qatar hails veggie trial success
Desert nation Qatar will use "cutting-edge technology" to grow up to 70 percent of its own vegetables by 2023 - a four-fold increase, officials from Doha's biggest agricultural group said Tuesday. ... more
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Australian winemakers court Asian tastebuds
Wrapped tightly in sleeping bags to keep them from freezing in frigid conditions, Australian winemaker Sirromet's bottles slowly make their way across the vast Mongolian landscape on the back of a yak. ... more

California Drought Causing Valley Land to Sink
As Californians continue pumping groundwater in response to the historic drought, the California Department of Water Resources released a new NASA report showing land in the San Joaquin Valley is si ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Boeing introduces portable laser weapon capable of destroying drones

Pentagon joins Silicon Valley in 'flexible' tech hub

China's Xi, Obama aide hint at underlying tensions ahead of summit

US and S. Korea troops stage massive live-dire drill

Kim Jong-Un credits nukes not talks for deal with S. Korea

Iran's Rouhani urges patience over opposition leaders

Iran nuclear deal will 'fuel terrorism': Netanyahu


'Kids on the frontline': China firefighters in spotlight after blasts
As the child of poor Chinese farmers Yang Weigang never dreamt of being a firefighter. But when he grew up, the chance of making a little more money than his poverty-stricken parents outweighed the dangers. ... more

PNG drought could be worst in decades: PM
Papua New Guinea's government said Monday it had sent food and water to drought and frost-hit regions, as it warned a current dry spell could be the worst in decades. ... more

Europe hit by 1 of the worst droughts since 2003
Much of the European continent has been affected by severe drought in June and July 2015, one of the worst since the drought and heat wave of summer of 2003, according to the latest report by the JR ... more

Researchers warn ranchers to be wary of toxic plants
During periods of drought and high heat, pressure on rangeland grass can mount. If ranchers aren't careful, desperate cattle may consume toxic plants. ... more

More grasslands in Tibet could bring climate improvements
In the Arctic, warming increases like a spiral. Global warming means that the periods of growth are becoming longer and vegetation growth is increasing. At the same time, heat transfer to the Arctic ... more
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Agricultural intervention improves HIV outcomes
A multifaceted farming intervention can reduce food insecurity while improving HIV outcomes in patients in Kenya, according to a randomized, controlled trial led by researchers at UC San Francisco. ... more

Scientists turn oily soil into fertile ground
Rice University scientists are cleaning soil contaminated by oil spills in a way that saves energy and reclaims the soil's fertility. They use a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating co ... more
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2 major US aquifers contaminated by natural uranium


South Indian state orders temples to pray for rain


Up to 30 percent less precipitation in the Central Andes in future


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Plant doctors get to the root of plant stress in rice


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German harvest battered by drought, heatwave: farmers' association

Eliminating water-borne bacteria with pages from The Drinkable Book

Norwegian fund excludes four Asian companies over palm oil

Southern African leaders meet as region faces food crisis

Keeping beef in the center of the plate

Carnivorous conchs are decimating oyster populations

Blue-green algae poses threat to US water systems

Researchers detail carbon output from rivers and streams

Outpouring of cash for California company's water-saving shower

Scientists pioneer method to track water flowing through glaciers

How fires from plantations affect air quality in Equatorial SEA

Atomic-level defense secrets of plant life revealed

Heatwave shrivelling French wine production: experts

Panama declares drought emergency

Drought causes $100 million in crop losses in El Salvador

Sleepless and swamped in Myanmar's floods

Devastating bird flu threatens US poultry farmers

China desalinating massive amounts of water

Africa's fires mean less rain during the dry season

Lack of funds threatens food aid for millions in Iraq

Clearing wild vegetation doesn't improve crop health

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