News tagged with fertilizer

Related topics:

A 'bionic leaf' could help feed the world

In the second half of the 20th century, the mass use of fertilizer was part of an agricultural boom called the "green revolution" that was largely credited with averting a global food crisis. Now, the challenge of feeding ...

dateApr 03, 2017 in Materials Science
shares272 comments 13

Make our soil great again

Most of us don't think much about soil, let alone its health. But as Earth Day approaches, it's time to recommend some skin care for Mother Nature. Restoring soil fertility is one of humanity's best options for making progress ...

dateApr 17, 2017 in Environment
shares1255 comments 1

Algae from wastewater solves two problems

In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae while ...

dateApr 02, 2015 in Biotechnology
shares2942 comments 12