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Drought resistance explained

Much as adrenaline coursing through our veins drives our body's reactions to stress, the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA) is behind plants' responses to stressful situations such as drought, but how it does ...

dateNov 09, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Using less energy for more water

Professor Kevin Lansey, head of the department of civil engineering and engineering mechanics at The University of Arizona, and four of his UA colleagues have been awarded $2 million by the National Science Foundation to ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Environment
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Water should be a human right

In this months PLoS Medicine Editorial, the editors argue that -- despite recent international objections -- access to clean water should be recognised as a human right.

dateJun 30, 2009 in Environment
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