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2012-06-26 11:44:32

A 150-foot-high garbage dump in Colombia, South America, may have new life as a public park.

It's All About The Dirt
2012-06-17 03:00:40

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.

2012-05-15 22:26:14

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.

2012-04-18 09:14:38

An increasing number of crops commercially grown today are genetically modified (GM) to resist insect pests and/or tolerate herbicides.

2012-03-22 22:54:49

A new paper by researchers from the University of Georgia and Princeton University sheds light on the critical part played by a little-studied element, molybdenum, in the nutrient cycles of tropical forests.

2012-03-13 22:58:52

They can estimate whether native plants in the neighbourhood of invasive species incorporate the nitrogen fixed by the latter.

2012-03-09 00:04:50

Most plants live in symbiosis with soil fungi and are supplied with water and nutrients as a result.

2011-12-19 16:16:05

A 125-year debate on how nitrogen-fixing bacteria are able to breach the cell walls of legumes has been settled.

Image 1 - Nitrogen From Humans Pollutes Remote Lakes
2011-12-16 09:06:55

Nitrogen derived from human activities has polluted lakes throughout the Northern Hemisphere for more than a century and the fingerprint of these changes is evident even in remote lakes located thousands of miles from the nearest city, industrial area or farm.

2011-12-15 17:40:13

Humans are having an effect on Earth's ecosystems but it's not just the depletion of resources and the warming of the planet we are causing.


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