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The heart of the plant

Food prices are soaring at the same time as the Earth's population is nearing 9 billion. As a result the need for increased crop yields is extremely important. New research led by Carnegie's Wolf Frommer into the system by ...

Dec 08, 2011 4 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast

UN warns 25 pct of world land highly degraded

(AP) -- The United Nations has completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet's land resources, finding in a report Monday that a quarter of all land is highly degraded and warning the trend must be ...

Nov 28, 2011 5 / 5 (6) 1

Study confirms food security helps wildlife

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) documents the success of a Wildlife Conservation Society program that uses an innovative business model to improve rural livelihoods w ...

Aug 22, 2011 4.5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast

Ants, termites boost wheat yields

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an exciting experiment with major implications for food production under climate change, CSIRO and University of Sydney scientists have found allowing ants and termites to flourish increased ...

Mar 30, 2011 4.9 / 5 (7) 6 | with audio podcast