Studying how marshes respond to sea-level rise

At the Plum Island Sound estuary in northeastern Massachusetts, the marsh floods like clockwork. At high tide, you can pass over the mudflats into the grass in a boat. At low tide, the ocean waters recede, leaving behind ...

Taking aim at deadly swine diseases

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are stepping up their efforts to help fight deadly swine viruses that are prevalent in other countries and pose a threat to the United States.

Vitamin C-rich native fruit ripe for cash crop study

A wild Australian native fruit with 10 times more vitamin C than oranges and rich in healthy anti-oxidants will be studied by scientists led from The University of Western Australia to help develop as a potentially lucrative ...

Guarding the country against foreign animal diseases

A deadly animal virus is on the loose, treading through Russia and knocking on the doors of Eastern Europe and Asia. After its introduction into the Republic of Georgia and the Caucasus region in 2007 and spread into Russia, ...

German grain harvest higher despite floods

Germany, Europe's second-biggest grain producer after France, reported a 3.0-percent increase in its harvest this year, despite the bad weather and flooding, data showed on Thursday.

Oranges and lemons: Spot the difference

A computer recognition system that is 99% accurate can identify different fruits and vegetables, even the particular strain of apples or plums, for instance. Research to be published in the International Journal of Applied ...

US study backs NY Plum Island sale

(AP) — A report due out later this week recommends the U.S. government proceed with the sale of New York's Plum Island, home to America's only laboratory that studies infectious animal diseases that could affect the ...

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