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Wild relatives of commercial crops harbor untapped reservoirs of resilience

Commercial chickpeas have lost 97% of their historic diversity, which makes them highly susceptible to climate change. But a group of international researchers embarked on a hunt for the chickpea’s wild cousins--and the genetic traits that make these varieties so resilient to drought and disease.
Wild relatives of commercial crops harbor untapped reservoirs of resilience

Want to fight climate change? Stay home.

Americans are spending more time at home, which increased residential energy use, but still saved a total of 1,700 trillion bTU of energy, or 1.8% of the total energy use, in the United States mainly because of less traveling to offices and stores.
Want to fight climate change? Stay home.

Seabird poop deserves some respect

It’s not uncommon to hear people frame human activity in the Anthropocene as having achieved significance on par with Earth’s basic biogeochemical processes. Seabirds have been doing this for a while.
Seabird poop deserves some respect

Every homeowner is an urban forester

Urban forests are catch-as-catch-can ecosystems, the sum total of countless individual planting decisions by homeowners, developers, and city foresters. In order to make urban forests more sustainable and biodiverse, we need to know more about how they come to be.
Every homeowner is an urban forester

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