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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Soils Protect the Natural Environment

Aug. 27, 2015 — No matter where you live, soils protect the natural environment around ... read more

June 1, 2015 — The 'wheat belt' and 'gold fields' of southern Western Australia are associated with a regional acid saline groundwater system. Groundwaters hosted in the Yilgarn Craton there ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite delivered a remarkable image of Super Typhoon Maysak on March 31. TRMM obtained an image straight over the top of a super typhoon with a double ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Accurately anticipating an approaching typhoon's destructive force makes all the difference in advance preparations and as a consequence, the cost in lives. But over the decades, climate ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — A team of researcher has used mathematical modeling to show that continental erosion over the last 40 million years has contributed to the success of diatoms, a group of tiny marine algae that plays ... read more

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

Mar. 6, 2015 — It rains in summer most frequently when the ground holds a lot of moisture. However, precipitation is most likely to fall in regions where the soil is comparatively dry. This is the conclusion ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — For almost a century, scientists have been puzzled by a process that is crucial to much of the life in Earth's oceans: Why does calcium carbonate, the tough material of seashells and corals, ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — Hungry, plant-eating insects may limit the ability of forests to take up elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, reducing their capacity to slow human-driven climate change, a new study ... read more

Using Solar Energy to Improve Desalination Process

Feb. 5, 2015 —  A new process to decompose waste desalination brine using solar energy, which neutralizes ocean acidity and reduces environmental impact, has been ... 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. 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

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

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

Dec. 4, 2014 — Scientists have devoted years to study the astounding diversity hidden in the depths of the Xishuangbanna tropical rain forests. One team now reveals 30 new spider species, which constitutes a minor ... 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

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