Southern pine beetles move north with increasing temperatures

In New York, a new study shows the southern pine beetle – one of the world’s most aggressive tree-killing insects – could spread through...

Eating walnuts activates the hunger regulator part of your brain

In Massachusetts, a first-of-its-kind brain imaging study showed consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and cravings. Packed with...

New study supports earlier findings that omega-6 fatty acids alleviate inflammation

In Finland, the higher the serum linoleic acid level, the lower the C-reactive protein, according to a new study from the University of Eastern...

Soil microbes are big helpers for long term carbon storage

In Illinois, a new approach to better understand the role of soil organic matter in long term carbon storage and its response to changes...

Feed a Bee contributes $500,000 and calls for pollinator forage proposals in all 50...

In North Carolina, Bayer, in coordination with the new Feed a Bee steering committee, made a call for proposals to establish additional forage for...

Composting biochar improves its fertilizing capability

In Germany, a University of Tuebingen study demonstrated how the composting of biochar creates a very thin organic coating that significantly improves the biochar’s...

$11 million in Federal funding available for mitigating anti-microbial resistance

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced $11 million in available funding for projects that mitigate...

Forest soils lose carbon in a warming world

In Massachusetts, the world’s longest-running experiment to discover how warming temperatures affect forest soils has revealed that soil warming stimulates periods of abundant carbon...

Dramatic insect population declines in German nature reserves

In The Netherlands, the total biomass of flying insects has decreased by more than 75 percent in 63 nature reserves since 1989. In recent...

A single dose of psilocybin mushrooms reduces mental anguish in cancer patients for months

In New York, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers showed that when combined with psychological counseling, distressed cancer patients that took a single dose of...

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In the United Kingdom, A new study showed that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are...

USDA offers state agencies greater control over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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