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Wild pigs release the same emissions as 1 million cars each year

Assessing the threat of invasive species is an important tool for reducing carbon emissions.

Toxic Mercury may be deposited in forests in much greater quantities

Three-quarters of the deposition came from mercury in its gaseous form.

Plant residues play a crucial role in reducing CO2 emissions

CO2 storage through dead plant material.

Microbial seasonality in the soil leads to more carbon emissions

Modeling shows fluctuating soil microbial populations impact how much carbon is released from soil.

New technology to monitor near real-time drought conditions

Satellite-based near real-time drought monitoring technology.

A plant-based sensor to monitor arsenic levels in the soil

Nanoscale devices integrated into the leaves of living plants can detect the toxic heavy metal in real time.

Degraded soils mean tropical forests may never fully recover from logging

Continually logging and re-growing tropical forests to supply timber is reducing the levels of vital nutrients in the soil, which may limit future forest growth and recovery, a new study suggests. This raises concerns about the long-term sustainability of logging in the tropics.

Rinsing heavy metals from contaminated soils using chemical process

Soil contamination by heavy metals is one of the major environmental problems. These poisonous heavy metals like lead and cadmium are released from mines...

Getting to the core of underwater soil

A subaqueous soil is a somewhat permanently submerged soil with a positive water potential at the soil surface. The soils are formed n sediment...

Gas Biosensor ‘See’ Through Soil to Analyze Microbial Interactions

Scientists from Rice University have developed Gas biosensor to identify microbial communities within the soil. This biosensor allows scientists to control process like gene...

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