The discovery of a greener way to extract chitin from shells paves the way for biodegradable packaging, greener pharmaceuticals, and even fertilizers.
By tweaking a key plant hormone, researchers believe we can grow crops that burrow deeper into the soil, lock up carbon, clean up pollution, and more.
Researchers imagined what would happen if bioenergy crops grew where livestock once roamed. Their findings are striking.
We’ve long known that bacteria can help fix nitrogen and fight pathogens. But this is the first study to show how they also might reduce herbicide use.
On average, the carbon footprint of urban farms was 6x greater than conventional farms. The source of most of that carbon was infrastructure— such as raised beds, compost sheds, and landscaping,
When researchers factored in land use, they found pasture-finished beef was significantly more carbon-intensive than the grain-finished alternative.
Simply adding sweet potato, peanuts, and soy crops to the regular wheat-maize mix across the North China Plain could offset national emissions by almost 6%, a new study found.
The international freezing standard for food is -18 °C, a temperature that carries a huge emissions cost. What if we increased that to -15 °C?
The invention removes between 50 and 100% of ambient methane, and is now being scaled up for real-world pig and cattle barns.
Researchers call this the ‘halo effect; where positive impressions about one trait inform another.