Adidas wants generalised 'Better Cotton' use by 2018: report
The German sporting goods group Adidas wants to make all its cotton clothing with material that has earned the "Better Cotton" label by 2018, an executive said Tuesday in a press interview.
New findings in India’s Bt cotton controversy: good for the field, bad for the farm?
Crop yields from Indias first genetically modified crop may have been overemphasized, as modest rises in crop yields may come at the expense of sustainable farm management, says a new study by a Washington ...
Technology protects cotton from caterpillar's appetite
The furry-looking insects start their development smaller than the head of a pin, but the caterpillars soon develop an appetite for cotton as big as the crop.
Looking for wireless? Try a local farm
Wireless. For most, the word conjures images quaint coffee shops or busy airport lobbies places where people drop in to check on business or check in with other people.
New insect birth control strategy zaps cotton pests
Using pests as part of an insect birth control program helps to get rid of them, UA researchers find. A new approach that combines the planting of pest-resistant cotton and releasing large numbers of sterile ...
New cotton fabric stays waterproof through 250 washes
Unique Henry Ford case offers cautionary cotton swab tale
The old saying, "never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear," couldn't be truer for a patient who experienced vertigo and severe hearing loss after a cotton swab perforated her eardrum and damaged her inner ear.
Greening the high-street: big brands and the eco-revolution
Poisonous pesticides, soil pollution and water waste: high-street fashion has a lot to answer for in the environmental game. But can big brands use their global clout to drive the green revolution?
Early cotton planting requires irrigation
Cotton growers can produce more cotton if they plant early, but not without irrigation. That's the finding of an article published in the September-October 2010 Agronomy Journal, a publication of the American Society of Agr ...
GM crop produces massive gains for women's employment in India
Research at the UK's University of Warwick, and the University of Goettingen in Germany, has found that the use of a particular GM crop in India produced massive benefits in the earnings and employment opportunities ...
Tiny primate 'punk' in danger of extinction
(PhysOrg.com) -- Charismatic Colombian primate population suffers significant drop.
Cotton Could Serve as Cleanup Medium for Oil Spill: Researchers
(PhysOrg.com) -- The same Texas Tech-created nonwoven cotton technology that keeps soldiers safe from chemical and biological warfare agents may also serve as the perfect sponge for sopping up oil that has ...
Plant hormone increases cotton yields in drought conditions
A naturally occurring class of plant hormones called cytokinins has been found to help increase cotton yields during drought conditions, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.
Cotton is the fabric of your lights... your iPod... your MP3 player... your cell phone
Consider this T-shirt: It can monitor your heart rate and breathing, analyze your sweat and even cool you off on a hot summer's day. What about a pillow that monitors your brain waves, or a solar-powered dress that can charge ...