Botany

Warming to worsen dead zones, algae blooms choking US waters

Jul 27, 2017

A new study projects that global warming fueled increases in rain will mean more fertilizer runoff which will further choke US waterways

Flowering plant thought to be extinct seen in Vermont

Jul 27, 2017

Botanists in Vermont say a flowering plant long thought to be extinct in the state is making a comeback

Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries

May 25, 2017

Jurors have sided with a California research university in its dispute with a renowned plant scientist credited with developing tasty strawberries as a professor at the school

Go west, young pine: US forests shifting with climate change

May 17, 2017

A new study finds a warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west.

Warming, taller shrubs may affect birds breeding on tundra

Mar 4, 2017

A federal study says more shrubs growing on Arctic tundra likely will have little effect on the abundance of most bird species until the vegetation grows tall

Study documents tree species' decline due to climate warming

Jan 6, 2017

A new study says a distinctive type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California could become a casualty of climate warming over the next 50 years

Future climate change field test doesn't make Earth greener

Sep 5, 2016

For 17 years with experiments on more than 1 million plants, scientists put future global warming to a real world test, growing California flowers and grasslands with extra heat, carbon dioxide and nitrogen to simulate a not-so-distant future

US agency studies how to detect algae bloom outbreaks

Aug 13, 2016

U.S. Geological Survey scientists spent this week studying how nutrient levels contribute to algae bloom outbreaks at two major Utah lakes

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