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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Feb. 8, 2017 — Can grassy lawns affect carbon and nitrogen in the soil? Researchers found grass species and mowing habits can make a ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Increasing the water table in agricultural peatland could hold key to reducing UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, suggest ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Nearly a decade after being logged, vegetation in forested areas severely burned by California's Cone Fire in 2002 was relatively similar to areas untouched by logging equipment. The findings of ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Mountain regions of the world are under direct threat from human-induced climate change which could radically alter these fragile habitats, warn an international team of ... read more

A Crab's Eye View of Rising Tides in a Changing World

Jan. 25, 2017 — Coastal ecosystems and aquifers will be greatly affected by climate change, not only from rising temperatures and more volatile weather, including changes in precipitation patterns, but also from sea ... read more

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

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