Daily Archives: July 6, 2009

Late Blight — Irish Potato Famine Fungus — Attacks U.S. Northeast Gardens And Farms Hard

Late blight — a destructive infectious disease that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s — is killing tomato and potato plants in gardens and on commercial farms in the eastern United States. In addition, basil downy mildew is … Continue reading

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Disappearing Seagrass Threatening Future Of Coastal Ecosystems Globally

An international team of scientists warns that accelerating losses of seagrasses across the globe threaten the immediate health and long-term sustainability of coastal ecosystems. The team has compiled and analyzed the first comprehensive global assessment of seagrass observations and found … Continue reading

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