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Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Driving Electric Vehicles Could Reduce Air Quality-Related Mortalities

A study at the University of Minnesota suggests that driving vehicles that use electricity from renewable energy instead of gasoline could reduce air quality-related mortalities by 70 percent. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sustainable Corn Project Adapts the Midwest “Corn Belt” to Climate Change

Iowa State University is leading a multidisciplinary team of researchers from 10 land-grant universities and USDA’s Agricultural Research Service on the Sustainable Corn Project to mitigate and adapt the Midwest “Corn Belt” to climate change. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Gene in Wild Lettuce Allows for Germination at Higher Temperatures

Researchers at the University of California-Davis identified a gene in wild lettuce that allows for germination at higher temperatures and transferred that gene into commercial lettuce. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.