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Getting maximum profit, minimal pollution

There are more chickens in the United States than people in the entire world. Raising huge numbers of chickens generates large quantities of waste. This waste includes feces, feather, and bedding materials—collectively ...

dateOct 12, 2016 in Environment
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Defend or grow? These plants do both

From natural ecosystems to farmers' fields, plants face a dilemma of energy use: outgrow and outcompete their neighbors for light, or defend themselves against insects and disease.

dateAug 30, 2016 in Biotechnology
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How algae could save plants from themselves

Algae may hold the key to feeding the world's burgeoning population. Don't worry; no one is going to make you eat them. But because they are more efficient than most plants at taking in carbon dioxide from the air, algae ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Biotechnology
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