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Understanding microbes blowing in the wind

With help from a wind tunnel and the latest DNA technology, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are shedding light on the travel patterns of microbes in soils carried off by strong winds. The work has implications ...

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Ecology
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Human-tiger conflict: Are the risks overestimated?

Wildlife conservationists are well aware of the potential conflicts that exist between the endangered species they seek to protect and the human populations which inhabit areas where the animals live. Carnivores, such as ...

dateJan 21, 2013 in Ecology
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As Amazon urbanizes, rural fires burn unchecked

Many Amazonians are moving out of the countryside, in search of economic opportunities in newly booming Amazonian cities. The resulting depopulation of rural areas, along with spreading road networks and increased drought, ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Environment
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Minimizing mining damage with manure

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research confirms that the time-tested practice of amending crop soils with manure also can help restore soils on damaged post-mining landscapes.

dateOct 26, 2012 in Environment
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