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Restoring sand dunes, one microbe at a time

Sand dunes pull double duty—offering a visual treat both for their undulating curves and their ability to attract birds and other wildlife, while affording protection from storm surges and the threat of rising sea levels.

dateOct 11, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Grass and flowers sourced locally

Colourful, low-intensity grasslands not only look attractive, they also offer valuable habitat for many plants and animals. Yet they have become rare in many places. To create more environments that contain grass and herbs, ...

dateMar 21, 2016 in Ecology
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Threatened plant gets boost from biotech lab

Woodland agrimony isn't much to look at—the short plant with jagged leaves and tiny yellow flowers is likely to be overlooked on an afternoon hike—but this rare, threatened plant got a high-tech hand from researchers ...

dateMar 16, 2016 in Ecology
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