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Midwest Wine Industry Needs New Herbicide-resistant Grape

Article: Midwest Wine Industry Needs New Herbicide-resistant Grape

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, October 14, 2008 (ENS) – An herbicide that effectively kills broadleaf weeds in corn, but also has wiped out most of the grapes in Illinois and other Midwestern states, may finally have met a grape it cannot kill. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new grape called Improved Chancellor which…

Sumerged Ancient Oaks Help Reduce Global Warming

Article: Sumerged Ancient Oaks Help Reduce Global Warming

COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 29, 2008 (ENS) – Trees submerged in fresh water store carbon for thousands of years, keeping the carbon dioxide they absorbed while growing out of the atmosphere for a much longer period of time than trees that fall in a forest, researchers at the Missouri Tree Ring Laboratory in the Department of…