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Northeast Farmers Weigh Warming Climate, Drenched Fields

Farmers in the Northeast are adapting to longer growing seasons and warming climate conditions, but they may face spring-planting whiplash as they confront fields increasingly saturated with rain, according to a research paper published in the journal Climatic Change.

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Corn Genetics Provides Insight Into the Crop’s Historical Spread Across the Americas

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Evolutionary bottlenecks brought on by domestication have caused the genome of corn to retain harmful mutations over the course of millennia, according to a new study from an Iowa State University scientist. The study takes a journey through the past by studying genetic changes in corn.

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Climate Change, Sustainability, Environment, Drought, United States, Research, Water, Agriculture

Climate Scientists Study the Odds of a U.S. Megadrought

To help untangle fact from speculation, Cornell climate scientists and their colleagues have developed a “robust null hypothesis” to assess the odds of a megadrought – one that lasts more than 30 years – occurring in the western and southwestern United States. The research was published online in the Journal of Climate.

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NMSU Professor Conducts Research on Golden Eagles Being Killed by Wind Turbines

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A New Mexico State University professor in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is conducting research on golden eagles being killed by wind turbines and other human-related factors.

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UF/IFAS-Developed Sorghum Cultivars Can Produce Thousands of Gallons of Ethanol

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Sweet sorghum is not just for breakfast anymore. Although sorghum is a source for table syrup, scientists see a future in which we convert sorghum to biofuel, rather than relying on fossil fuel.

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Society for Risk Analysis Announces Its New 2018 Council

During its Annual Meeting, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) announced the addition of five new Council members and the rise of Professor Terje Aven, Ph.D., University of Stavanger, Norway, as the new President of its 2018 Council. Aven succeeds Margaret MacDonell, Ph.D., Argonne National Laboratories, who has completed her term and will continue to serve on the Council as past president. Other officers elected include Katherine McComas, Cornell University as president-elect and Henry Willis, RAND, as treasurer-elect.

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Eclipse, Plants, Circadian, Circadian Rhythm, Solar Eclipse, Plant Biology

Does Eclipse Equal Night in Plant Life?

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As the August 21 eclipse approached, researchers prepared to understand plants' response to light and temperature. The varied results have left the researchers with interesting questions.

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Nine Honored by Society for Risk Analysis

Today, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded six prestigious scholarly and service awards and named three new Fellows at its Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. These awards recognize nine individuals for their outstanding contributions to the society and to the science of risk analysis. The recipients were selected by a committee of SRA past presidents and approved by the SRA Council. This

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Restoration Ecology Students Gain Skills Through Service-Learning

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The grounds of University House, the official residence of the Bowling Green State University president, include a large, manicured lawn. But behind the green lawn is an equally important but less obviously tended space, a short-grass prairie that the University is carefully returning to its native state.

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fish biology, fish, Fresh Water, Colorado River, Conservation, Evolution Biology

Water Extraction in the Colorado River Places Native Species at Risk of Extinction

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Agriculture and domestic activities consume much of the Colorado River water that once flowed to the Colorado Delta and Northern Gulf of California. The nature and extent of impact of this fresh-water loss on the ecology and fisheries of the Colorado Delta and Gulf of California is controversial. A recent publication in the journal PeerJ reveals a previously unseen risk to the unique local biodiversity of the tidal portion of the Delta.







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