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Cellulosic Biofuels Can Benefit Environment if Managed Correctly

Monday, July 3, 2017
Phil Robertson

Could cellulosic biofuels – or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood – become a green fuel of the future, providing an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy…

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Decomposing Leaves Are a Source of Greenhouse Gases

Monday, June 5, 2017
Sasha Kravchenko, MSU plant, soil and microbial scientist

Michigan State University scientists have pinpointed a new source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that’s more potent than carbon dioxide. The culprit? Tiny bits of decomposing leaves…

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Pinpointing the Effects of Fertilizer

Monday, April 18, 2016

Plant biologists at Michigan State University and the University of Illinois have pinpointed the area of genomes within nitrogen-fixing bacteria in roots, called rhizobia, that’s being altered when…

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Changing Land-Use Habits Can Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Phil Robertson

While the use of fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil is the largest contributor to emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, there are other factors…

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