Dwarf tomato seeds to launch to space station aboard SpaceX resupply flight

Dwarf tomato seeds to launch to space station aboard SpaceX resupply flight

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply is set to launch this weekend, and it’ll carry a bounty of supplies, a pair of new solar arrays, dwarf tomato seeds and a range of science experiments to … Read more

European Crop Yields Collapse Amid Worst Drought In 500 Years

European Crop Yields Collapse Amid Worst Drought In 500 Years

Besides the news of record high electricity prices, a troubling new crop failure report about Europe’s upcoming harvest was published Monday. The bloc’s Monitoring Agricultural Resources forecasted corn yields could drop by nearly a fifth due to a devastating drought, according to Bloomberg. Before we dive into the crop report, Europe’s centuries-old ‘hunger stones’ were … Read more

EU Energy Crisis Forces Major Fertilizer Producer To Halt Production

EU Energy Crisis Forces Major Fertilizer Producer To Halt Production

Polish Grupa Azoty, a large fertilizer producer, has stopped the production of some key fertilizers, including nitrogen fertilizers and caprolactam, because of soaring energy costs, becoming the latest casualty of the European gas crunch. Bloomberg reported that the company would also curb ammonia production because energy costs have compromised the profitability of the business. Natural … Read more

Energy Crisis Hits European Factories Where It Hurts

Energy Crisis Hits European Factories Where It Hurts

European commodity producers and manufacturers are reeling from high energy prices, thanks in large part to the Ukraine crisis. Europe’s industrial energy costs have skyrocketed in the wake of Russia’s war on Ukraine, severely denting manufacturers’ ability to compete in the global marketplace, with natural gas three times more expensive in Europe than in the … Read more