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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Are the Paris Soil Carbon Sequestration Goals Unrealistic?

Apr. 21, 2017 — The goal to offset rises in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations by increasing soil carbon storage by 4 per mille (0.4%) per year is unrealistic, say scientists in a new ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — A multi-institutional team has proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also ... read more

Biochar Provides High-Definition Electron Pathways in Soil

Apr. 3, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a new high-definition system that allows electrons to travel through soil farther and more efficiently than previously ... read more

Methane Emissions from Trees

Mar. 30, 2017 — A new study is one of the first in the world to show that tree trunks in upland forests actually emit methane rather than store it, representing a new, previously unaccounted source of this powerful ... read more

Basic Microbiology Research Study Unexpectedly Uncovers Practical Findings for Growers

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers initially set out to describe the microbiology of rye cover crop roots and how they changed over time in a field setting. Among the many microorganisms detected, they found several poorly ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have discovered the molecular mechanisms underlying the shoot-to-root stage of nitrogen-demand signaling in plants. The team found that genes encoding CEPD polypeptides are switched on in ... read more

Climate Change and an 'Overlooked' Nutrient: Silica

Mar. 23, 2017 — Sugar maples may have far greater silica pumping power than expected, and also may be more profoundly affected by climate change as warmer winters damage their vulnerable ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — In a study conducted in one of the world's oldest and most biologically diverse deserts, scientists explore the origins of water other than rainfall and are identifying multiple origins. The ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth. Thousands of animal and plant species live there. The smaller microbial protists, which are not visible to the naked eye, are ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Antibiotic resistance is one of medicine’s most pressing problems. Now, a team from Korea is tackling this in a unique way: using bacteria to fight ... read more

Phosphate Is Vital for Best Crop Yields, but Global Supply Is Limited, Could Peak in 30 Years

Mar. 15, 2017 — Scientists have pinpointed a key genetic switch that helps soil bacteria living on and inside a plant's roots harvest a vital nutrient with limited global supply. The nutrient, phosphate, makes ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Shrubs expand in the tundra in northern Scandinavia. And it is known that fixation of nitrogen from the air is in the tundra to a high degree performed by cyanobacteria associated with mosses. Also ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — The success of ecological restoration projects around the world could be boosted using a potential new tool that monitors soil microbes, say ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — As climate change continues to impact the Antarctic, glacier melt and permafrost thaw are likely to make more liquid water available to soil and aquatic ecosystems in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, ... read more

Mar. 10, 2017 — Growing sustainable energy crops without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, may be possible on seasonally wet, environmentally sensitive landscapes, according to ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Scientists have released a new global, centralized database of plant root traits, or identifying characteristics, that can advance our understanding of how the hidden structure of plants belowground ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — A good rain can have a cleansing effect on the land. But a new study reports that, under just the right conditions, rain can also be a means of spreading bacteria. Using high-resolution imaging, ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — A new study has found that soil carbon loss is more sensitive to climate change compared to carbon taken up by plants. In drier regions, soil carbon loss decreased but in wetter regions soil carbon ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — Organic farmers can use a combination of cover crops and no-till methods to improve soil health, suppress weeds, and retain moisture, suggests a new ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — In the most arid areas where there is little to no water, there live nematodes of no more than 1 mm which feed on bacteria and help to mineralise soil and produce nutrients. In an orchard of Jaén a ... read more

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