Low-level thinning can help restore redwood forests without affecting stream temperatures

Selectively cutting trees in riparian zones to aid forest restoration can be done without adversely affecting streams' water temperature as long as the thinning...

Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument home to rich bee diversity

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Salt-tolerant bacteria with an appetite for sludge make biodegradable plastics

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To conserve water, Indian farmers fire up air pollution

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African dust transport across North Atlantic

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A new concept could make more environmentally friendly batteries possible

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New research reveals plant wonderland inside China’s caves

Over five years (2009-2014) researchers have delved into the depths of some of China's most unexplored and unknown caves in the largest ever study...

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Deep-sea mining’s impact on microbes

The essential roles that microbes play in deep-sea ecosystems are at risk from the potential environmental impacts of mining, a new article reports. The...

How brassinosteroid signaling makes roots grow longer under nitrogen deficiency

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