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Study shows water trips up key chemical reactions that turn plants into fuels, provides scientific principles that can speed up biofuel development Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps ... (more)
Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.
A hiker has discovered a new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs.
Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.
The Tri-City Herald reports equipment failures in 2012 and 2013 at SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers released uncontrolled emissions.
The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.
Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation's most famous sweet onion.
In a review by Friends of the Earth, it was discovered that bees are facing possible extinction due to a lack of new habitats.
The school got a state grant of nearly $69,000 to use robots, software and 3-D printers to teach science, technology, engineering and math, the Laramie Boomerang reported Tuesday .
When Fisher Stevens approached prominent oceanographer Sylvia Earle about featuring both her life and her work in a documentary, she resisted the idea.
Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball said Monday the law requires all wines produced on New York farms must contain only grapes, fruit and other products grown in the state.
A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at a Northern California slaughterhouse, alleging they slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the cattle.
This Nov. 6, 2011 file photo shows pieces of a chimney that toppled and went through the roof after an earthquake in Sparks, Okla.
The forecast is based on Aug. 1 conditions as surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.
New parents be warned: It could cost nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise your child -- and that's not even including the cost of college.
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