Video – California is currently facing the most severe drought of all time, and the video below shows some staggering aerial footage of just how bad the situation really is. So what is California, which grows half of the fruits and vegetables that are produced in the United States, doing to address this predicament?Some claim that the California government has been too lenient with water use restrictions placed on large agri-businesses due to effective lo [...]
Alisa Opar, GuestThe plant world is a violent place. When munching caterpillars or grazing cattle set their sights on a luscious leaf, a plant can’t hightail it out of harm’s way. Instead, flora fight back with noxious chemicals. But what repels one critter may not work on the next hungry mouth, explains Heidi Appel, a senior research scientist in the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri. She’s found that some plants can actual [...]
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