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May 28, 2015

Better Season-Long Nutrient Supply in Soybean a 'Low-Hanging Fruit' to Improve Upon

Mar. 19, 2015 — Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices, the yield potential in soybean is higher now than ever before. But a lack of updated information on the nutritional needs of soybean crops may be ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — A recent study determined that heavy rainfall events have become more frequent over the last 50 years on Hawai'i Island. For instance, a rare storm with daily precipitation of nearly 12 inches, ... read more

Scientists Use Knowledge from the Food Industry to Understand Mass Extinction

Jan. 30, 2015 — The close of the Permian Period around 250 million years ago saw Earth's biggest extinction ever. At this time large volcanic eruptions were occurring in what is now Siberia. The volcanoes ... read more

Dec. 15, 2014 — Soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid, a chemical that plays a pivotal role in atmospheric processes such as the formation of smog and determining the lifetime of ... read more

Dec. 18, 2014 — Researchers hope to better forecast the flood risk from a combination of heavy rains and melting snow, which are most of the worst West Coast floods. Many of the worst West Coast winter floods pack a ... read more

Willow Trees Are Cost-Efficient Cleaners of Contaminated Soil

Dec. 12, 2014 — Using broad-leaved trees such as willow trees in the phytoremediation of contaminated soils constitutes a cost-efficient method for restoring mining areas and landfills, according to new research. ... read more

Chemists Identify Role of Soil in Pollution Control

Dec. 2, 2014 — Scientists have long known that air pollution caused by cars and trucks, solvent use and even plants, is reduced when broken down by naturally occurring compounds that act like detergents of the ... read more

Nov. 19, 2014 — A plague of “aquatic osteoporosis” is spreading throughout many North American soft-water lakes due to declining calcium levels in the water and hindering the survival of some organisms. The ... read more

Insights Into Plant Growth Could Curb Need for Fertilizers

Nov. 12, 2014 — New insights into how plants regulate their absorption of an essential nutrient could help avoid pollution caused by excess use of fertilizer, experts say. The findings could lead to the development ... read more

Nov. 3, 2014 — Patches of soaked soil act as hot spots for microbes removing nitrogen from groundwater and returning it to the atmosphere. The discovery provides insight into forest health and water ... read more

Oct. 27, 2014 — You don’t always need GPS, a map or a compass to find the right way. What demands a tremendous amount of computational power from today’s navigation computers can also be achieved by taking ... read more

Oct. 23, 2014 — Ecologists working in central Pennsylvania forests have found that forest top soils capture and stabilize the powerful fertilizer nitrogen quickly, within days, but release it slowly, over years to ... read more

Oct. 8, 2014 — It has been known for several years that sulfuric acid contributes to the formation of tiny aerosol particles, which play an important role in the formation of clouds. A new study shows that ... read more

Sep. 30, 2014 — Polluted urban and farm runoff in Hawaii has been linked to lethal tumors in endangered sea turtles. A new study finds that excess nitrogen in the runoff accumulates in algae that the turtles eat and ... read more

Sep. 16, 2014 — Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a study finds. A review of data from more than 150 studies from the U.S. and ... read more

Sep. 17, 2014 — Trees in Central Europe have been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases of trees and stands have barely changed, but they have accelerated -- by as much as 70 ... read more

Sep. 4, 2014 — A team led by an environmental scientist at the University of California, Riverside has conducted research on lakes in the Sierra Nevada -- the most sensitive lakes in the U.S. to acid rain, ... read more

July 21, 2014 — The effectiveness of three different filter bed substrates to support plant growth and remove nutrients from urban stormwater runoff has been studied by researchers. Twelve rain gardens containing 16 ... read more

July 18, 2014 — NASA's Aura satellite, celebrating its 10th anniversary on July 15, has provided vital data about the cause, concentrations and impact of major air pollutants. With instruments providing key ... read more

July 16, 2014 — A 25-year-long study provides the first quantitative measurement of in situ calcium-magnesium silicate mineral dissolution by ants, termites, tree roots, and bare ground. This study reveals that ants ... read more

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