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There’s more to biofuel production than yield

When it comes to biofuels, corn leads the all-important category of biomass yield. However, focusing solely on yield comes at a high price, scientists...

The undead may influence biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- It's commonly known, at least among microbiologists, that microbes have an additional option to living or dying -- dormancy. Dormant microbes are less like zombies and more like hibernating bears. What isn't known, howev...

Waterways contribute to growth of potent greenhouse gas

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, has increased by more than 20 percent over the last century, and nitrogen in waterways is fueling part of that growth, according to a Michigan State University study. Based on this n...

Shrubby crops can help fuel Africa’s green revolution

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Crop diversification with shrubby legumes mixed with soybean and peanuts could be the key to sustaining the green revolution in Africa, according to a Michigan State University study. The study, which appears in the Nov. 2...

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