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New micro water sensor can aid growers

Crop growers, wine grape and other fruit growers, food processors and even concrete makers all benefit from water sensors for accurate, steady and numerous...

Study questions nature’s ability to ‘self-correct’ climate change

Forests have a limited capacity to soak up atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study from Northern Arizona University. The study, available online in...

Fertilizers provide mixed benefits to soil in 50-year study

Fertilizing with inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus definitely improves crop yields, but does it also improve the soil? The latest study to tackle this question has...

Papyrus plant detox for slaughterhouses

Humans have used the papyrus sedge for millennia. The Ancient Egyptians wrote on it, it can be made into highly buoyant boats, it is...

Soils in new forest could help offset climate change

Surface appearances can be so misleading: In most forests, the amount of carbon held in soils is substantially greater than the amount contained in...

Soil science: Healing our planet’s ills from the ground up

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Under our feet and ubiquitous, lowly soil can be easily overlooked when it comes to addressing climate change and population growth. But in the January-February issue of the Soil Science Society of America Journal, a team ...

Hitchhiking Bacteria could compromise the detection of life on Mars

Is there life on Mars? It's possible, but it may not Martian, say scientists. New research, published in the open access journal BMC Microbiology, suggests that conditions on Mars are capable of supporting dormant bacteria, known as endospores. This raises concern about future attempts to detect Martian life forms because endospores originating on Earth could potentially hitch a ride to Mars and survive on its surface.

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