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Nevada desert Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) Facility.10.01.12Science Highlight

Impacts of Climate Change on Photosynthetic Microbes in Arid Ecosystems

Researchers find that ten years of controlled CO2 elevation on desert microbes had deleterious effects. Read More »

In this image, representative sea surface temperature anomalies, characteristic of La Niña, are plotted for the early August, 2010.10.01.12Science Highlight

Predicting the Impact of El Niño on Future Temperature Extremes

Accurate prediction of El Niño-Southern Oscillation is crucial for simulating extreme maximum temperature. Read More »

A newly developed map of the poplar proteome gives researchers a glimpse into the tree’s biological processes, knowledge that could improve its performance as a bioenergy feedstock.10.01.12Science Highlight

Mapping Poplar Tree Proteins

Proteome atlas offers new view of bioenergy crop’s molecular machinery. Read More »

To better understand solar radiation effects in mountainous regions, scientists have incorporated three-dimensional inputs into climate simulations examining the Sierra Nevadas, including Mount Whitney (pictured).10.01.12Science Highlight

Accounting for Mountain Topography in Climate Models

3D simulation shows mountain impacts on surface solar fluxes. Read More »

Fluorsecence micrograph of Nostoc showing heterocyst (box)09.01.12Science Highlight

Genetic Regulation of Differentiated Microbial Filaments

Discovering how a microbe makes complex structures to perform complex functions. Read More »

Poplar trees09.01.12Science Highlight

How Does a Poplar Tree Make its Wood?

Knowing how Poplar trees make wood enables us to optimize their use for bioenergy production. Read More »

Photograph of the R/V Atlantis at dock in California during the 2010 CalNex study.09.01.12Science Highlight

Are the Effects of Black Carbon Overestimated in Climate Models?

Atmospheric black carbon may not cause as much warming of the climate as we thought. Read More »

Graphical representation of enzyme network necessary for metabolism.09.01.12Science Highlight

Understanding the Number of Different Substrates Used by Enzymes

Enzyme “promiscuity” and “monogamy” play a significant role in myriad biochemical reactions. Read More »

Hurricane Omar09.01.12Science Highlight

Fresh Water Feeds Hurricanes’ Fury

Understanding factors influencing a cyclone’s path and intensity improves our ability to forecast and mitigate impacts. Read More »

Illustration of molecular and genetic interactions visualized by Cytoscape demonstrating the complexity of mapping biochemical reactions.09.01.12Science Highlight

Roadmaps for All Atoms in Biochemical Reactions

How atoms move in biochemical reactions - a fast and accurate method to model all the atoms. Read More »

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