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Agriculture

Fungi strengthen plants to fend off aphids

GREEN TRANSITION Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have demonstrated that unique fungi strengthen the "immune systems" of wheat and bean plants against aphids. Fungi enter and influence the amount of a plant's own defences,…

Abandoned cropland should produce biofuels

Growing grass may be a simple solution Growing perennial grasses on abandoned cropland has the potential to counteract some of the negative impacts of climate change by switching to more biofuels, according to a research group from the…

As oceans warm, large fish struggle

New tool gauges impacts of warming waters on over 200 fish speciesCredit: Credit: Ludovic Lhotte Warming ocean waters could reduce the ability of fish, especially large ones, to extract the oxygen they need from their environment.…