News tagged with heat tolerance

Can evolution outpace climate change?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Animals and plants may not be able to evolve their way out of the threat posed by climate change, according to a UC Davis study of a tiny seashore animal. The work was published today (June ...

Jun 08, 2011
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Cool species can take the heat

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two scientists from Simon Fraser University and one from Deakin University (DU) in Australia have made a discovery that is overturning conventional wisdom about how land and marine animals react to heat.

May 17, 2011
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Stressed plants say it with flowers

With the world's population expected to reach nine billion by 2050 and hotter, drier conditions due to climate change, researchers are racing against time to develop new crop varieties and to ensure there ...

Jul 30, 2013
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Engineered beans show promise for Africa

Slender green beans air-freighted from Kenya to markets in Western Europe are a profitable crop for high-altitude farms across sub-Saharan Africa. Breeding efforts at Cornell could help their lower altitude ...

Feb 14, 2012
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