Australian scientists revealed on Tuesday they are using micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators.
Cities are well known hot spots - literally. The urban heat island effect has long been observed to raise the temperature of big cities by 1 to 3°C (1.8 to 5.4°F), a rise that is due to the presence of asphalt, concrete, ...
Desert nation Qatar will use "cutting-edge technology" to grow up to 70 percent of its own vegetables by 2023—a four-fold increase, officials from Doha's biggest agricultural group said Tuesday.
In the Arctic, enhanced vegetation growth amplifies global warming. On the Tibetan Plateau, however, the situation is the reverse.
The effort to improve food safety by clearing wild vegetation surrounding crops is not helping, and in some cases may even backfire, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
Approximately 31 percent of food produced in the U.S., or 133 billion pounds of food worth $162 billion, was wasted in 2011 according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Now, University of Missouri researchers ...
Strawberries are one of the most economically important fruits worldwide but are easily susceptible to bruising and are highly perishable.
Even with the recent rains, vegetable producers in Southwest Texas know it's just a matter of time before another drought.