Archive: 07/19/2007

Charting ever-changing genomes

Instead of immutable proprietary software, any species’ genetic information resembles open source code that is constantly tweaked and optimized to meet the users’ specific needs. But which parts of the code have withstood ...

Jul 19, 2007 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Alternative farming cleans up water

Although the addition of nutrients to soil helps to maximize crop production, fertilizer can leach nutrients, polluting the water supply. A recent study by researchers at the University of Minnesota shows alternative cropping ...

Jul 19, 2007 4.3 / 5 (6) 0

Save our reef, save our heritage

Protecting the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of climate change, natural disasters and rising human pressures will be a key test of Australia’s ability to keep our natural environment healthy and resilient.

Jul 19, 2007 3.3 / 5 (6) 0