News tagged with soil organisms

Using heat to beat toxins

Researchers have developed a promising way to cleanse the environment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – some of the most insidious toxins known to humans.

Sep 17, 2013
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Research on ecosystems of the future has started

What will happen when a plant moves to higher latitudes driven by climate change, potentially leaving behind friends and foes? Will it outcompete local plants, will originally interacting species become re-united, ...

Apr 25, 2013
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Japan's cleanup lags from tsunami, nuke accident

(AP)—Two years after the triple calamities of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster ravaged Japan's northeastern Pacific coast, debris containing asbestos, lead, PCBs—and perhaps most worrying—radioactive ...

Mar 10, 2013
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Using ground covers in organic production

Studies by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists indicate that organic farmers who need to periodically amend their soils with compost after planting can still control weeds -- and hold down costs -- by using fabric ...

Aug 30, 2011
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Schnitzel is bad for the environment

If you want to protect the environment, you should first of all think about eating less meat. An Austrian study done at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) unveils the remarkable ecological advantages ...

Aug 16, 2011
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In soil we trust

Put simply, we cannot survive without soil. Its rich combination of minerals, carbon-rich organic matter and water supports plant life. It also harbours its own diverse ecosystem of millions of microbes and ...

Jul 14, 2011
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