Scientists look to bacteria to protect crop yields in the face of climate change
Plants are often thought of as the masters of photosynthesis, the process by which sunlight, carbon dioxide and water are converted into usable energy, but when it comes to efficiency, they are beaten out by a rather surprising rival: bacteria.
2. RENEWABLE ENERGY
German solar industry sets major records in June but needs more storage
Over a two-week span earlier this month, the German solar power sector broke three national power production records, according to analysis from a German industry research institute. Its growing solar capacity also makes it a world leader, but whether the remarkable growth can continue could hinge on what happens in the energy storage market in the next two years.