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Researchers discover root exudates have surprising and counterintuitive impact on soil carbon storage

Researchers examined root exudates and their impact on soil carbon storage revealing surprising and counterintuitive results.

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Zero deforestation commitments may inadvertently leave vital habitats in Latin America and Africa vulnerable to agricultural expansion, a new study has found.

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Animals are key to restoring the world’s forests

By dispersing seeds, animals can rapidly reestablish plant diversity in degraded forests.

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A study of hydroacoustic, acoustic and seismic waves from underwater explosions off the French coast could help guide the disposal of unexploded World War...

When cyclones and fires collide…

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