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Source - New research adds to evidence that the effectiveness of popular genetically engineered traits used to protect corn and cotton from insects is failing, putting U.S. corn production potential in jeopardy, and spurring a need for increased insecticide use. ‘Unprecedented’: More than 100 million trees dead in CaliforniaSource -Source - Neonicotinoid-type crop pesticides arenotgood for bees. They compromise the insects' production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that transports chemical energy within cells. As a result, bees lose mobility and ultimately starve, as they're unable to get...- Rainwater Harvesting and Management article included in October 2016 issue of Sitelines.Source - Light transmitted from the shoot to the roots activates photoreceptors in the roots and triggers light-dependent growth responses in plants, scientists have discovered.