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September 26, 2020

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Scientists Identify New Species of Crystal-Encrusted Truffle, Thanks to Bonobos

Mushroom-munching bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have introduced scientists to a new species of ...

Warming Temperatures Are Driving Arctic Greening

As Arctic summers warm, Earth's northern landscapes are changing. Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a new study found the region has become greener, as warmer air ...

Siberia's Permafrost Erosion Has Been Worsening for Years

The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on the planet. As a result, permafrost that is thousands of years old is now being lost to erosion. As measurements gathered on the Lena River show, ...

Dust May Have Controlled Ancient Human Civilization

When early humans began to travel out of Africa and spread into Eurasia over a hundred thousand years ago, a fertile region around the eastern Mediterranean Sea called the Levant served as a critical ...
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Detecting Soil-Surface Ozone Early Can Help Prevent Damage to Grapes and Apples

Farmers and fruit growers report that climate change is leading to increased ozone concentrations on the soil surface in their fields and orchards, which can cause irreversible plant damage, reduce ...

A Difficult Year for Forests, Fields and Meadows

The warm, dry summer of 2018 has left clear traces in various ecosystems. Researchers have found that if the climate continues to warm up, higher altitudes can also expect negative consequences in ...

Could Plants Help Us Find Dead Bodies? Forensic Botanists Want to Know

Search teams looking for human remains are often slowed by painstaking on-foot pursuits or aerial searches that are obscured by forest cover. Researchers are now discussing utilizing tree cover in ...

Helminth Infections Common in Medieval Europe, Grave Study Finds

Although helminth infections -- including tapeworms and roundworms -- are among the world's top neglected diseases, they are no longer endemic in Europe. However, researchers report that these ...

Land Use Change Leads to Increased Flooding in Indonesia

While high greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss are often associated with rapid land-use change in Indonesia, impacts on local water cycles have been largely overlooked. Researchers now ...

Crop Breeding: Getting to the Root of the Problem

Roots play a vital role in crop plants. They take up water and nutrients for the plant and keep it help firmly in the ground. But not all roots are the ...

Climate Change and Land Use Are Accelerating Soil Erosion by Water

Soil loss due to water runoff could increase greatly around the world over the next 50 years due to climate change and intensive land ...

From Biopaste to Bioplastic

Forest scientists develop innovative wood-based materials for 3D ...

Microbes Living on Air a Global Phenomenon

Researchers have found their previous discovery of bacteria living on air in Antarctica is likely a process that occurs globally, further supporting the potential existence of microbial life on alien ...

Cover Crop Mixtures Must Be 'Farm-Tuned' to Provide Maximum Ecosystem Services

Researchers, in a recent study, were surprised to learn that they could take the exact same number of seeds from the same plants, put them in agricultural fields across the Mid-Atlantic region and ...

Study Maps the Roots of Global Mangrove Loss

Using high-resolution data, researchers have created the first map of the causes of change in global mangrove habitats between 2000 and 2016 - a valuable tool to aid conservation efforts for these ...

Climate Change Mitigation Not the Primary Motivator in Regenerative Ranching

Regenerative ranching, a holistic approach to managing grazing lands, enhances ranchers' adaptive capacity and socioeconomic well-being while also providing an opportunity to mitigate climate ...

Cover Crop Roots Are an Essential Key to Understanding Ecosystem Services

To judge the overall effectiveness of cover crops and choose those offering the most ecosystem services, agricultural scientists must consider the plants' roots as well as above-ground biomass, ...

Flavonoids' Presence in Sorghum Roots May Lead to Frost-Resistant Crop

Flavonoid compounds -- produced by the roots of some sorghum plants -- positively affect soil microorganisms, according to researchers, who suggest the discovery is an early step in developing a ...

Warming Threat to Tropical Forests Risks Release of Carbon from Soil

Billions of tons of carbon dioxide risk being lost into the atmosphere due to tropical forest soils being significantly more sensitive to climate change than previously ...

Stronger Rains in Warmer Climate Could Lessen Heat Damage to Crops, Says Study

Intensified rainstorms predicted for many parts of the United States as a result of warming climate may have a modest silver lining: they could more efficiently water some major crops, and this would ...

Agriculture Replaces Fossil Fuels as Largest Human Source of Sulfur in the Environment

New research identifies fertilizer and pesticide applications to croplands as the largest source of sulfur in the environment -- up to 10 times higher than the peak sulfur load seen in the second ...

In a Warming World, New England's Trees Are Storing More Carbon

The study reveals that the rate at which carbon is captured from the atmosphere at Harvard Forest nearly doubled between 1992 and ...

Studies Shed New Light on How Biodiversity Influences Plant Decay

Scientists have provided new insights on the relationship between plant diversity in forests and the diversity of organisms involved in their decay, such as bacteria and ...

Tiny Plants Crucial for Sustaining Dwindling Water Supplies: Global Analysis

Miniscule plants growing on desert soils can help drylands retain water and reduce erosion, researchers have ...

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