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Ants and termites boost dryland wheat yields

— 2 Apr 2011 11:19 | Environment

Ants and termites have a significant positive impact on crop yields in dryland agriculture, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Communications by scientists at…

Engineers demonstrate use of proteins as raw material for biofuels, biorefining

— 8 Mar 2011 14:59 | Technology

Two types of raw materials are currently used for biorefining and biofuel production: carbohydrates and lipids. Biofuels like ethanol are derived from carbohydrate raw materials such…

Abundant ammonia aids life's origins

— 3 Mar 2011 12:26 | Biology

An important discovery has been made with respect to the possible inventory of molecules available to the early Earth. Scientists led by Sandra Pizzarello, a research professor at Arizona…

Overfertilising corn undermines ethanol

— 26 Feb 2011 18:03 | Environment

Rice University scientists and their colleagues have found that when growing corn crops for ethanol, more means less…

Bacteria living on old-growth trees

— 24 Feb 2011 20:59 | Biology

A new study by Dr Zoe Lindo, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at McGill University, and Jonathan Whiteley, a doctoral student in the same department, shows that large,…

Cold winters mean more pollution

— 22 Feb 2011 23:11 | Environment

Differences in air pressure over the North Atlantic have meant that the last two winters in Gothenburg, Sweden, have been extremely cold. This has led to the air in Gothenburg being…

Using mining by-products to reduce algal blooms

— 7 Feb 2011 15:04 | Environment

CSIRO research has shown that some mining by-products can be effective in preventing nutrients from entering river systems, thereby reducing the potential for algal blooms. A joint…

Earth's life support systems discussed in an open-access special issue

— 3 Feb 2011 16:51 | Environment

In the search for life on Mars or any planet, there is much more than the presence of carbon and oxygen to consider. Using Earth's biogeochemical cycles as a reference point, elements…

MU scientists find new farming method to reduce greenhouse gases, increase farm yields

— 14 Jan 2011 16:47 | Environment

U.S. agricultural practices create 58 percent of nitrous oxide in the world, which is the third most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Scientists believe nitrous oxide contributes…

'Hot-bunking' bacterium recycles iron to boost ocean metabolism

— 11 Jan 2011 18:17 | Environment

In the vast ocean where an essential nutrient - iron - is scarce, a marine bacterium that launches the ocean food web survives by using a remarkable biochemical trick: It recycles iron…

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