Amidst the outrage, puzzlement and theories caused by the finding of genetically-modified wheat in an Oregon field, USDA is considering whether to commercialize another dinnertime staple--the potato.Last month, Idaho-based J.M...
New research suggests that a chemical group known as phenolics may help soils on organic farms retain more carbon
The massive amount of carbon stored in frozen soils may be more stable than previously thought
To cope with a changing climate and increased food demand, innovation in crop genetics, including genetically modified foods, will be required according to a new report
A new report argues that leaks of methane from the natural gas system may undermine air pollution benefits of switching from burning coal to burning natural gas
2011 saw the biggest such toxic algal bloom on record but it is likely to be surpassed in coming years, thanks to climate change among other factors
In a bid to cut back on devastating forest fires, foresters will thin dense stands of ponderosa pines
Converting savanna to sugar cane plantations could alter the local climate
Biologists are studying whether genes could be switched on and off in plants depending on climatic conditions
Teasing out the links—or lack thereof—between extreme weather events from droughts to storms has proved difficult for scientists
At a U.S. Senate hearing, scientists warned that New Orleans, Florida and other places will be radically transformed if global warming is allowed to continue unabated
With plans that incorporate efforts made by the Commerce, Agriculture, Energy, Transportation and Defense departments, among others, the administration's effort acknowledges that climate impacts are happening now and require action...
While natural gas provides an option to cut carbon emissions from power generation, the leaks and flaring of methane—a potent greenhouse gas—in its production could undermine the benefits...
Encouraging tree growth has helped bring new life to a village in Ethiopia
The algae industry suggests that the National Academy of Sciences's concerns about water are a "nonstarter"
Too much wheat is imported and not enough grown throughout Africa, according to agricultural experts
Curbing illegal logging via international coordination of law enforcement could be a cost-effective measure to slowing the development of climate change
For the second year, the pest has ravaged less of forests in the western U.S., thanks to dwindling numbers of the trees it feeds on
A sustainable, energy-producing toilet for developing countries has meant a flood of phone calls--and an investment from Bill Gates
Coastal ecosystems store carbon, conserve biodiversity and help protect local economies such as fishing for a nominal cost