Scientists unlock crops' power to resist floods

Enzymes that control a plant's response to lower oxygen levels could be manipulated to make vital crops resistant to the impacts of flooding triggered by climate change, new research shows.

Reimagining ocean conservation

A tiny Pacific Island nation is reimagining ocean conservation with guidance from Stanford researchers and international experts. In January Palau is closing 80 percent of its ocean waters to fishing, creating one of the ...

Coastal resilience linked to national security

Talk about a perfect storm. As the Atlantic hurricane season kicks off this month, some coastal communities are still recovering from last year's record-breaking extreme weather damage. Meanwhile, the National Flood Insurance ...

Obama to warn rising sea levels could cost US $200 bn

President Barack Obama will on Wednesday warn that a one-foot rise in sea levels could cost the United States as much as $200 billion, in a speech warning of the security risks of climate change.

Anti-counterfeit polymers work like fingerprints

(Phys.org)—When it comes to tagging items to prove their authenticity, the goal is to stay ahead of counterfeit technology. The best tags are unique, complex, easy to read, and difficult to reproduce. One naturally-occurring ...

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