Climate change, land use and population growth are threatening the availability of water sources in the Himalaya Mountain basins.
Researchers from Finland's University of Aalto, King's College London, and elsewhere found that an "alarming" amount of protected and "intact" forest fell in the first 12 years of the 21st century.
A new mobile app developed by the University of Nebraska and other partners and using NASA satellite images. This will allow more water managers, farmers and others to conserve water.
It turns out that alerting us when little Timmy take a dip in the well isn't all that Lassie is good for. Dogs in Florida recently revealed to experts that some 20 ancient and historic avocado trees have contracted a deadly disease.
Since plants have been bred without their natural defenses, researchers are making a series of suggestions on how to better protect them and enhance agricultural sustainability.
A recent study closely examined the evolution of a fruit fly species known as Acanthiophilus. Their findings shed light on the species' distribution and could help manage pests in the future.
Using well-preserved 800-year-old seeds, students have successfully revived an extinct species of squash.
A University of Georgia researcher has developed new irrigation strategies that help the state's pecan farmers conserve valuable water. Georgia is considered the largest pecan-producing state in the U.S. However, the state only receives an average rainfall of about 127 cm annually.
Black rice, also known as forbidden rice, was once reserved for the Emperor. Now, it is widely popular for having high antioxidants. A new study sheds light on how the grains got their dark color.
An invasive species of moth known as the tomato leafminer is damaging tomato crops globally. It hasn't made its way to the U.S. yet but Virginia Tech researchers have issued recommendations on how to prevent future destruction.
Microbiologists recently discovered a way to combat worldwide ocean dead zones that are attributed to nitrogen-based fertilizers. Naturally occurring bacteria called rhizobia could replace nitrogen in fertilizer once more is learned about one of its genes called HrrP. Reduced nitrogen runoff would translate into fewer ocean dead zones.
Hungry, corn-loving caterpillars trick corn plants into thinking they are being attacked by a pathogen which buys them time to eat more and grow larger faster.
On Thursday, a federal appeals court overturned the EPA's decision to approve marketing of sulfoxaflor, a pesticide that acts like the same neonicotinoids class associated with bee declines.
The Tarim basin in China is a very dry region, home to rare trees and cotton farms that produce 40 percent of the nation's crop. However, this areas is facing significant ecological problems. Researchers suggest a series of recommendations in order to preserve this unique desert.