News tagged with biological productivity

New insight into biochemical methane production

The biological sources of methane are wide-ranging; however, the conditions have to be always oxygen-free. Archaebacteria release the potent greenhouse gas in rice fields, mires and cows' stomachs, for example. ...

dateMar 21, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Loss of wild insects hurts crops around the world

Researchers studying data from 600 fields in 20 countries have found that managed honey bees are not as successful at pollinating crops as wild insects, primarily wild bees, suggesting the continuing loss ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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Why study plants in space?

(Phys.org)—Why is NASA conducting plant research aboard the International Space Station? Because during future long-duration missions, life in space may depend on it. ...

dateDec 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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