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Working toward drought-tolerant wheat

South Dakota State University scientists must develop varieties of wheat that can tolerate drought, according to molecular biologist Jai Rohila, assistant professor of biology and microbiology. That is the ...

dateApr 16, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Opening a window into vector-borne viruses

Agricultural Research Service scientists in New York and California have developed very different technologies that share a common thread. They offer scientists new, innovative ways to probe what happens ...

dateApr 12, 2013 in Biotechnology
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A balancing act for carbon stock preservation

More accurate data regarding the extent to which greenhouse gases stemming from human activity interplays with the balance of carbon stocks in Europe will soon be available to inform policies. But would that ...

dateMar 29, 2013 in Environment
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Canada pulls out of UN drought convention

Canada said Thursday it is pulling out of a UN convention that fights drought, mostly in Africa, becoming the only nation to walk away from a pact that Ottawa says is a waste of money.

dateMar 28, 2013 in Environment
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Distinguishing drought and water scarcity

Water resources can become strained by both natural factors such as drought and by human factors such as unsustainable use. Water resource managers can develop practices to reduce overuse of water resources, but they cannot ...

dateMar 15, 2013 in Environment
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