Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think

Vegetation may not be able to continue abating effects of emissions from human activities A new study confirms the urgency to tackle climate change. While it’s known that extreme weather events can affect the year-to-year variability in carbon uptake, and some researchers have suggested that there may be longer-term effects, this study is the first … More Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think

Rising temperatures may safeguard crop nutrition as climate changes

Hotter temperatures may offset the negative effects of higher carbon dioxide levels on seed quality Recent research has shown that rising carbon dioxide levels will likely boost yields, but at the cost of nutrition. A new studysuggests that this is an incomplete picture of the complex environmental interactions that will affect crops in the future … More Rising temperatures may safeguard crop nutrition as climate changes

Plants can smell, now researchers know how

First steps to understanding biochemistry of how plants detect odors Plants don’t need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. Researchers have discovered the first steps of how information from odor molecules changes gene expression in plants. Manipulating plants’ odor detection systems may lead to new ways of influencing plant behavior. Plants don’t … More Plants can smell, now researchers know how