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How Does Soil Store Carbon Dioxide?
2014-01-09 10:17:12

Technische Universität München Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise – in 2012 alone, 35.7 billion tons of this greenhouse gas entered the atmosphere. Some of this CO2 is absorbed by the oceans, plants and soil. As such, they provide a significant reservoir of carbon, stemming the release of CO2. Scientists have now discovered how organic carbon is stored in soil. Basically, the carbon only binds to certain soil structures. This means that soil’s capacity to absorb...

2014-01-08 17:19:59

UT Arlington researchers focusing on the Amazon recently found that widespread conversion from rainforest to pastureland has significant effects on microorganism communities that may lead to a reduction in the region’s role as a reservoir for greenhouse gas.

2013-12-19 11:44:50

Scientists have discovered a bacterium that could reduce the use of fertilizer in sugarcane production and improve yield.

2013-12-12 10:56:50

Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have made several scientific discoveries demonstrating the significant roles Heterotrimeric G proteins play in plant development and yield.

How Did Scavenging Fungi Became A Plant's Best Friend?
2013-11-26 09:00:27

Glomeromycota is an ancient lineage of fungi that has a symbiotic relationship with roots that goes back nearly 420 million years to the earliest plants.

How Plants In Arid Lands Gain Nutrients To Survive
2013-11-06 11:48:07

Marine Biological Laboratory The vast sagebrush landscapes of the western United States are one of the largest ecosystems in North America.  Long, cold winters and hot, dry summers characterize these cold desert ecosystems and create bone-dry soils during seasonal droughts. New research published this week from MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) senior scientist Zoe Cardon, John Stark (Utah State University), and their two former students, sheds light on how desert plants gain nutrients...

Dryland Soil Nutrients Will Be Disrupted Due To Warming Climate
2013-10-31 08:11:41

A landmark study conducted by a global collaboration of scientists reveals that an increasing aridity due to global warming will disrupt the balance of nutrients in the soil and cause a reduction of productivity in the world's drylands.

2013-10-11 12:46:14

In the land of 10,000 lakes, one lake has been the starting place for research with implications for big lakes around the world.

Earthworms Can Survive And Recover After Stress From 3-week Drought
2013-09-19 13:20:17

Earthworms are a welcomed sight in many gardens and yards since they can improve soil structure and mixing.

Barro Colorado Island, Panama
2013-09-16 04:29:49

Tropical forests that are timber harvested or cleared for agriculture can help reduce their own recovery time by capturing natural nitrogen fertilizer and carbon dioxide more quickly when making a comeback.


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