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Study: Methane leaks from gas drilling not huge

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Drilling and fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared, a new study says. Full Story

UN Official Hopeful About 2015 Climate Talks

posted on April 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Climate negotiations over the years have dogged by suspicion, with rich and poor nations accusing one another of failing to do enough to move the talks along. Full Story

NM scientists develop drought-tolerant alfalfa

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

With much of the Southwest struggling with drought, many ranchers and dairy farmers are having difficulty finding enough hay for their livestock and making tough choices: pay up to twice as much as last year and ship it in from hundreds of... Full Story

FDA limits some antibiotics in livestock

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

The Food and Drug Administration has moved to limit the use of an antibiotic that is injected into livestock before slaughter, saying it could increase antibiotic resistance in humans. Full Story

Study: Parasitic fly could explain bee die-off

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Northern California scientists say they have found a possible explanation for a honey bee die-off that has decimated hives around the world: A parasitic fly that hijacks the bees' bodies and causes them to abandon hives. Full Story

Winter a tough time for Fla. tropical fish farmers

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

It's a tense time at Imperial Tropicals, one of central Florida's largest ornamental fish farms. Full Story

Missouri River management plan for 2012 released

posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:14 PM

The Army Corps of Engineers says it is trying to improve the way it manages the Missouri River's reservoirs after last year's historic flooding, but the 2012 plan released Friday doesn't include any additional flood-storage space. Full Story

Bugs may be resistant to genetically modified corn

posted on December 30, 2011 at 3:46 PM

One of the nation's most widely planted crops - a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide - may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be developing resistance more quickly than scientists expected. Full Story

Drought Machine Helps Develop Hardier Crops

posted on September 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Felix Fritschi likes to damage plants. He's no vandal. The plant scientist and his colleagues at the University of Missouri are using a new device to deprive plants of water in an effort to better understand how they're... Full Story

Strawberry Genome May Lead to Cheaper Berries

posted on February 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (AP) -- Farmers have long struggled with getting ripe strawberries to market in good shape, but scientists say the recent mapping of the wild strawberry's genome may help them produce berries that are cheaper and easier to grow and... Full Story

ISU Researchers Test New Type of Asphalt

posted on October 7, 2010 at 2:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University are testing a new type of environmentally friendly paving product. Full Story

Scientists: We've Cracked Wheat's Genetic Code

posted on August 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM

LONDON (AP)— British scientists have decoded the genetic sequence of wheat — one of the world's oldest and most important crops — a development they hope could help breed better strains of the global food staple. Full Story

Kansas State Approved to Conduct Bioscience Research With Potentially Dangerous Toxins

posted on May 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

MANHATTAN, Kansas (AP) -After mounds of paperwork and months of preparation, Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute has been approved to conduct research projects using several dangerous agents. Full Story

Dow AgroSciences Plans $340 million Research Expansion

posted on March 5, 2010 at 11:03 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dow AgroSciences announced Thursday that it plans a $340 million expansion of its research operations in Indianapolis and potentially will add about 580 workers in the coming years. Full Story

Scientists Turn Stem Cells Into Pork

posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM

LONDON (AP) — Call it pork in a petri dish — a technique to turn pig stem cells into strips of meat that scientists say could one day offer a green alternative to raising livestock, help alleviate world hunger, and save some pigs their bacon. Full Story
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