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Wineries Join Forces for Solar Initiatives

Each winery involved emphasizes its focus on sustainability—socially, environmentally and economically...

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Scientists Urge New Soil-carbon Model for Climate Change Era

Soil has key role in global carbon cycle for new and improved research models that accurately forecast climate change...

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Some Honeybee Colonies Adapt in Wake of Deadly Mites

A new genetics study of wild honeybees offers clues to how a population has adapted to a mite that has devastated bee colonies worldwide...

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Nano-style Sheets May Aid Health, Shield Ecosystem

The tiny iron oxide particles on the fiber surfaces can help clean toxic chemicals from water...

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Second Annual Seed-to-Table Experience Now Open For Enrollment

Week-long immersion in our local food system geared toward youth aged 8 to 18, includes cooking lessons, farm field trips and fun adventures at local markets and restaurants...

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Ewes' Chews Keep Solar Farm in Tip-top Shape

A flock of sheep were delivered to the solar facility to cut the grass...

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2015 Guide to Foods Produced in the Southern Tier & Finger Lakes

Visit a farm and pick it yourself or have it delivered to your doorstep, buy it at a farmers' market or the neighborhood roadside stand...

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Waiting to Harvest After a Rain Enhances Food Safety

To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops...

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Fungi Essential for Land Plants Live with Mysterious Bacteria

Soil fungi colonize roots and provide essential nutrients for the majority of the world’s land plants...