Microplastics threaten typical remote cryospheric regions

Microplastics usually refer to plastic fibers, films, fragments, and microbes with size less than five millimeters. They are widely distributed in water, soil, sediment, the atmosphere, and even snow and ice, which impacts ...

How to grow plants on the moon

What do you need to make your garden grow? As well as plenty of sunshine alternating with gentle showers of rain—and busy bees and butterflies to pollinate the plants—you need good, rich soil to provide essential minerals. ...

Birch trees remove microplastics from the soil

With the help of trees, microplastic-polluted soils could be remediated. For the first time, researchers at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) have shown that birch trees absorb microplastics ...

Tarp use on small Northeast farms

A new University of Maine Cooperative Extension publication, "Tarping in the Northeast: A Guide for Small Farms," provides the most up-to-date information on an emerging practice of tarping—applying reusable tarps to the ...

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