Latest Soil biology Stories
Recently, an international collaboration headed by Tom Battin from the Department of Limnology at the University of Vienna looked at an little-studied example of a carbon cycle. His team’s task was to explore and determine the role of Alpine glaciers in the carbon-cycling process. Glaciers are, in effect, nature’s freezers. Items that were deposited into the glaciers over several millennia became locked in a frozen tomb. And it is only on account of unprecedentedly rapid glacial melt...
In order to predict how the Earth’s climate develops scientists have to know which gases and trace elements are naturally bound and released by the ocean and in which quantities.
Scientists have engineered a soft autonomous robot that crawls across surfaces similar to how an earthworm moves.
Scientists have discovered a thriving population of Mediterranean earthworms in an urban farm in Dublin, Ireland.
A 150-foot-high garbage dump in Colombia, South America, may have new life as a public park.
A new study by researchers at BYU, Duke and the USDA finds that soil plays an important role in controlling the planet’s atmospheric future.
Ancient plants grown in state-of-the-art growth chambers recreating environmental conditions from more than 400 million years ago have shown scientists from the University of Sheffield how soil dwelling fungi played a crucial role in the evolution of plants.
An increasing number of crops commercially grown today are genetically modified (GM) to resist insect pests and/or tolerate herbicides.
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