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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Nanoparticle Fertilizer Could Contribute to New 'Green Revolution'

Jan. 25, 2017 — The 'Green Revolution' of the '60s and '70s has been credited with helping to feed billions around the world, with fertilizers being one of the key drivers spurring the ... read more

Addressing the Gap Between Research and Practice in Sustainable Agriculture

Jan. 18, 2017 — New research has found a big difference in the yields produced by alternative agricultural practices in commercial fields compared with the same practices in the small experimental plots ordinarily ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Critical information about tiny organisms under our feet has now been uncovered. Although small, these organisms can have a huge impact on the ... read more

Simultaneous Water, Nitrogen Use Can Enhance Sustainability

Jan. 16, 2017 — Researchers have studied diverse techniques to enhance the water- and nitrogen-use efficiency in cropping ... read more

Soil Fungi Help Tree Seedlings Survive, Influence Forest Diversity

Jan. 13, 2017 — The relationship between soil fungi and tree seedlings is more complicated than previously known, new research ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Rainforests on infertile wet soils support more than half of all plant species. Shrublands on infertile dry soils in southwestern Australia, jokingly called 'knee-high tropical ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — In order to improve our understanding of the impact climate change has on plant life in the Antarctic, researchers have just signed a co-operation agreement on moss research. The biologists will join ... read more

Grasslands Hold Potential for Increased Food Production

Jan. 11, 2017 — Managing grazing on grasslands in a more efficient way could significantly increase global milk and meat production or free up land for other ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — For centuries drought has come and gone across northern sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, water shortages have been most severe in the Sahel -- a band of semi-arid land situated just south of the ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Are soil organisms still risky after a year in the sun? International researchers placed trays of soil in and around sea containers, as well as in cupboards, to count the creatures in them every few ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — The thawing and erosion of Arctic permafrost coasts has dramatically increased in the past years and the sea is now consuming more than 20 meters of land per year at some ... read more

Common Antioxidant May Guard Against Liver Disease

Jan. 3, 2017 — A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring of obese ... read more

Dec. 30, 2016 — Many scientists have attempted to tackle how climate change will affect the natural world by determining the thermal tolerance of various species, then predicting what will happen to them as our ... read more

Dec. 20, 2016 — Leftover DNA from dead organisms -- known as "relic DNA" -- has historically thrown a wrench into estimates, causing scientists to overestimate microbial diversity by as much as 55 ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — Soil bacteria use the extensively branched, thread-like structures of fungi to move around and access new food sources. In a new study, researchers have been able to demonstrate that these so-called ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — Subsurface drip irrigation is the newest method in turfgrass efficiency. Two projects will test these research findings: A subsurface drip irrigation system in several tee boxes at a golf course, and ... read more

From Urban Jungle to Rainforest Canopy: How Construction Cranes Are Building Ecological Knowledge

Dec. 13, 2016 — The humble construction crane could be the key to exploring what ecologists call 'the last biotic frontier' – the forest ... read more

Turning Urban Wastelands Into Carbon Capture Gardens

Dec. 13, 2016 — Brownfield sites – those unloved areas of stony rubbish usually dismissed as wasteland – could be a vital new tool in the fight against climate change, ecologists have ... read more

Public Willing to Pay to Reduce Toxic Algae, but Maybe Not Enough

Dec. 12, 2016 — A collaboration of universities and government agencies has identified three key agricultural management plans for curtailing harmful algal blooms. They have also identified a looming funding gap for ... read more

Dec. 8, 2016 — Tiny predators in the soil can literally sniff out their prey: soil bacteria, which communicate with each other using scent. A team of researchers has discovered that these predators -- called ... read more

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