Every 800-gram loaf of wholegrain bread manufactured in the U.K. produces the equivalent of 0.589 kilograms of carbon dioxide.
A new kitchen appliance called the Zera Food Recycler promises to turn food scraps into fertilizer in just 24 hours, eliminating the need for composting, worm bins and landfills.
A giant sinkhole in Florida has caused about 215 million gallons of toxic wastes to leak into an aquifer system that supplies drinking water to residents.
Using nano-sized particles of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, researchers have found a way to increase the growth and antioxidant content of tomato plants. This may soften the impact population growth has on natural resources in the future.
With Halloween fast approaching, this is a good time to learn about a relatively small crustacean known as the Halloween crab for its colorful appearance.
Raking is a common fall chore that actually stunts the growth of grass, trees and plants.
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.
University of New Hampshire researchers discovered that crop rotation could combat the stress that soils experience with increased agriculture.
While plants and nitrogen normally benefit from one another in a mutualistic relationship, a new study shows that too much of a good thing doesn't always last, as nitrogen fertilizer use over a long period of time eventually disrupts this beneficial rapport.