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Real world native biocrusts: Microbial metabolism

Arid lands, which cover some 40 percent of the Earth's terrestrial surface, are too dry to sustain much in the way of vegetation. But far from being barren, they are home to diverse communities of microorganisms—including ...

dateJan 04, 2018 in Environment
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Wet winters may not dampen small wildfires

NASA scientists conducting research on the connection between fuel moisture and fires have uncovered a paradox: a wet winter corresponds to more small wildfires in the following fire season, not fewer, as is commonly assumed. ...

dateDec 22, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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