News tagged with biosphere 2

First rain on world's largest artificial watershed

Manmade hillsides inside the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2 provide researchers with the first opportunity to study how water, microbes, soil and plants interact in a setting realistic enough to improve global climate ...

dateDec 04, 2012 in Environment
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Human terrarium, Biosphere 2, looking good at 20

(AP) -- Jane Poynter and seven compatriots agreed to spend two years sealed inside a 3-acre terrarium in the Sonoran Desert. Their mission back in the 1990s: To see whether humans might someday be able to create self-sustaining ...

dateApr 26, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Planet Earth's playhouse

At Biosphere 2, scientists can move things around, control the climate, turn off certain parameters and run others full tilt.

dateDec 13, 2010 in Environment
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