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2011-11-28 23:09:15

Bacteria and fungi are remarkably mobile.

2011-11-14 23:07:46

Not only mineral oil and petroleum gas, also phosphorous is a scarce resource.

Image 1 - Air Pollution Fertilizes Tropical Forests
2011-11-04 03:15:28

Scientists braved ticks and a tiger to discover how human activities have perturbed the nitrogen cycle in tropical forests.

2011-09-11 07:00:00

A "symbiotic" partnership with goals to increase crop yields through products that better deliver water and nutrients to farmers’ fields via beneficial mycorrhizal fungi.

Invasion Of The Earthworms
2011-09-12 09:22:21

Non-native earthworms are damaging hardwood forests.

2011-09-01 15:30:39

It is widely acknowledged that human beings are largely responsible for the widespread alteration of ecosystems on the planet.

Image 1 - Bedrock Nitrogen May Help Forests Buffer Climate Change
2011-09-01 10:28:43

For the first time, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have demonstrated that forest trees have the ability to tap into nitrogen found in rocks, boosting the trees' growth and their ability to pull more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

2011-08-15 00:00:04

Plants and fungi form complex underground networks to trade nutrients and sugars.

2011-08-02 21:04:12

Soil-dwelling bacteria of the genus Frankia have the potential to produce a multitude of natural products, including antibiotics, herbicides, pigments, anticancer agents, and other useful products.

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2011-05-26 11:06:29

One helpful action anyone can take in response to global warming is to plant trees and preserve forests.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.