South Carolina forests benefit from carbon offset trading

In South Carolina, the South Carolina Natural Resources Conservation Service held a workshop for forest landowners focused on carbon emission offsets trading. Marzieh Motallebi,...

Imaging spectroscopy helps researchers understand plant biodiversity

In Canada, University of Alberta biologists used light spectroscopy to study the functional diversity and evolutionary history of plants. This work is of particular...

Unaltered environmental changes could decrease global vegetable production

In the United Kingdom, a study led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is the first to systematically examine the extent...

Natural plant essential oils fight infections on medical devices

In Australia, James Cook University scientists discovered a technique to apply natural plant extracts such as Tea Tree Oil as a coating for medical...

Mixed forests are more productive and ecologically resilient

In Germany, mixed forests are more productive than monocultures. This is true on all five continents, and particularly in regions with high precipitation according...

Nightime snacking may lead to poor sleep and obesity

In Arizona, nighttime snacking and junk food cravings may contribute to unhealthy eating behaviors and represent a potential link between poor sleep and obesity,...

Seaweed cattle feed reduces cow emissions

In California, researchers at the University of California, Davis have identified seaweed as, maybe, the new super food that dairy cattle need to reduce...

Rice’s nutritional value decreases as atmospheric CO2 increases

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Quantum dots made from tea leaves kill cancer cells

In the United Kingdom, nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibited the growth of lung cancer cells and destroyed up to 80 percent of them....

Sugar-sweetened beverages increase cardiometabolic disease risk more than starches

In California, while calories from any food may increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agreed that sugar-sweetened beverages...

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