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Soil microbes flourish with reduced tillage

For the past several decades, farmers have been abandoning their plows in favor of a practice known as no-till agriculture. Today, about one-third of U.S. farmers are no longer tilling their fields, and still more are practicing ...

dateOct 04, 2016 in Environment
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'Living fossil' crabs mysteriously dying in Japan

Hundreds of horseshoe crabs—known as "living fossils" as they are among the earth's oldest creatures—have washed ashore dead in southern Japan, confounding experts who study the alien-like sidewalkers.

dateSep 15, 2016 in Ecology
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New analysis shows threats to 8K Red List species

Less than a month away from the kick-off the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, a team of scientists report in the journal Nature that three quarters of the world's threatened species are imperiled because people ...

dateAug 10, 2016 in Ecology
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