crops

Wind Turbines Could Help Crops Thrive

The findings are preliminary, but suggestive: researchers from Ames National Laboratory and the University of Colorado have compiled evidence that wind turbines sited on farmlands may actually help certain crops thrive even when weather conditions are less than ideal. If further study does reveal a definite connection, it marks a … [continued]

We Might Still Have Food in the Future After All

Whenever plants are subjected to extreme stress, such as very high or low temperatures, they do not flower and grow because they divert their food to their embryo. “Their instinct is to protect the next generation,” said Wigge.

Plants are better adapted to survive, than people are, in that respect. But then they have had a million or so more years to learn that clever trick. They might outlive us.