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Soil responsible for heat waves

Climate change will not just influence the average climate but also extremes such as heat waves, models from climate researchers indicate. Using broad measurements taken in southeastern Europe,a study demonstrates ...

Dec 16, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 1

Cosmic rays detect soil moisture

(PhysOrg.com) -- An instrument that uses cosmic rays to measure the moisture content in soil ultimately could prompt major improvements in weather forecasting and irrigation practices, and provide a wealth of new data about ...

Nov 17, 2010 5 / 5 (7) 1

Restoring coastal wetlands? Check the soil

Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new ...

Sep 07, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

SMOS shines at symposium

Today, a focus at ESA's Living Planet Symposium is on the innovative SMOS mission, which recently became operational. Early results are proving very encouraging with its first observations due to be released in early July.

Jun 30, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

Tracking Ticks via Satellite

Finding a tick usually involves a squeamish self-examination - carefully rubbing fingertips through the scalp, meticulously scanning the body, and groaning "eyeww" if a little bloodsucker is discovered.

May 31, 2010 not rated yet 0

Black or blue? Mulch color affects okra growth, yield

Plastic mulches have been used in vegetable production in the United States since the 1950s. Black plastic (polyethylene) mulch, which alters the plant's growing environment by generating warmer soil temperatures and holding ...

Apr 19, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0