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2010-02-17 08:30:00

The southern limit of permanently frozen ground, or permafrost, is now 130 kilometers further north than it was 50 years ago in the James Bay region.

2010-01-03 08:00:56

Australian scientists have announced the world’s first successful large-scale restoration of a coastal wetland being devastated by acid runoff.

2009-11-25 14:08:20

Interactive e-lessons help students understand and appreciate soil’s diverse role in the ecosystem.

2009-10-23 09:31:43

Thirty million years ago, before Ethiopia's mountainous highlands split and the Great Rift Valley formed, the tropical zone had warmer soil temperatures, higher rainfall and different atmospheric circulation patterns than it does today.

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2009-10-02 08:06:42

TAU's "soil dipstick" forecasts the health of farms, forests and the planet.

2009-08-31 16:41:59

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2009-07-09 15:44:17

An Australian-led team of scientists says it has determined the amount of frozen carbon in Earth's northern regions is more than double previous estimates. We now estimate the deposits contain over 1.5 trillion tons of frozen carbon, about twice as much carbon as contained in the atmosphere, said Charles Tarnocai of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the study's lead author. Pep Canadell, executive director of Australia's Global Carbon Project and study co-author, said the existence of...

2009-07-07 13:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten California projects, sponsored by eight partnering organizations, have been selected for funding through the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI), a new program established in the 2008 Farm Bill and administered by the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service.

2009-06-30 14:16:45

The vast amount of carbon stored in the arctic and boreal regions of the world is more than double that previously estimated, according to a study published this week.

2009-06-02 11:20:01

As frozen arctic soil thaws due to climate change, U.S.


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Wetland
2013-04-19 18:19:23

A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....

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Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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