News tagged with biomass

Why are vines overtaking the American tropics?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sleeping Beauty's kingdom was overgrown by vines when she fell into a deep sleep. Researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee received more than a ...

Feb 14, 2011
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Understanding patterns of seafloor biomass

Analysis of a comprehensive database has revealed strong links between biological productivity in the surface oceans and patterns of biomass and abundance at the seafloor, helping to explain large regional ...

Feb 09, 2011
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Agave fuels global excitement as a bioenergy crop

Scientists found that in 14 independent studies, the yields of two Agave species greatly exceeded the yields of other biofuel feedstocks, such as corn, soybean, sorghum, and wheat. Additionally, even more productive Agave ...

Jan 26, 2011
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Gardening in Space with HydroTropi

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plants are fundamental to life on Earth, converting light and carbon dioxide into food and oxygen. Plant growth may be an important part of human survival in exploring space, as well. Gardening ...

Jan 19, 2011
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