New research provides solution for the 'Dust Bowl paradox'

Almost 100 years ago, there was a strange, slow-motion takeover of the Great Plains. During the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, as a historic heatwave and drought swept the middle of the United States, there was a dramatic shift ...

Scientists unlock secrets of Aussie 'resurrection' grass

A native Australian grass that "plays dead" during droughts and selectively culls its own cells to survive could provide genetic keys to help world food crops like chickpea withstand global climate change.

More to biofuel production than yield

When it comes to biofuels, corn leads the all-important category of biomass yield. However, focusing solely on yield comes at a high price.

Enhancing revegetation of old fields in Western Australia

Wildflowers and native grasses are needed to boost revegetation in Western Australia's northern wheatbelt, according to new research from the Centre for Terrestrial Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Murdoch University's ...

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