The next big biofuel crop may prove more of a curse than a blessing if introduced to certain parts of the world. That is what experts are now saying, worried that new biofuel plants will gain approval without consideration for how they might impact local ecosystems.
Three rare plants found in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee are now protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
NASA has recently announced the selection of two proposals to build new instruments that will allow the International Space Station (ISS) to monitor the Earth's plant life. Predictably, NASA is most interested in monitoring how climate change and human influence is affecting the planet's vegetation.
There is a massive weed popping up all over New York state that can cause skin irritation, blistering, scarring, and even blindness just from touching it! Thankfully, officials have just renewed efforts to battle this hellish weed this year.
A new tool developed by researchers from the US Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) can help advance the genetic engineering of "fuel" crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, according to a new study.
India's wheat production system is becoming increasingly more vulnerable to disaster, as a warmer climate presses in on the world.
A rising temperature is traditionally bad news for farmers, and most crops are very finicky about growing conditions. However, new research has shown that a warming world is actually beneficial for one particular crop commonly used for livestock grazing.
Tooth plaque from an ancient fossil uncovered by researchers in Sudan has revealed more about our prehistoric ancestors' diet, as well as shown that these people understood plants long before the development of agriculture.
Photosynthesis is a plant's life source, and by taking a closer look at its mechanics with the help of short pulses of light, scientists have found that molecule vibrations give this process an extra boost.
Researchers have discovered a live sample of the incredibly rare Solanum cordicitum in the remote town of Valentine, west Texas.
Regulated deer hunts in Indiana state parks have helped restore forests that were damaged over the years due to a rise in white-tailed deer populations, a Purdue study shows.
In order to cope with rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores, according to a new study.
Researchers have crafted the first generation of a robot that is a gardener and butler all in one. The Remotely Operated Gardening Rover (ROGR) will tend plants placed throughout any space station, taking care of menial tasks while astronauts focus on more important objectives.
No, trees and other leaved plants don't really have ears, but researchers have determined that they are sensitive to the vibrations of chewing insects, growing in a defensive manner when exposed to these alarming vibrations.