How rocks on Earth rusted and turned red

A new discovery about how rocks on Earth rusted and turned red could help predict what will happen with future climate change, researchers report.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 10, 2021 ~5 min

Remediation gets the lead out of soil, but not kids

A relatively affordable remediation process can remove lead from unregulated battery recycling, but isn't as good at getting it out of children's bodies.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~9 min

New type of soil waters plants by itself

New self-watering soil that pulls water from the air to feed it to plants could help people grow crops in places with sandy soil.

Nat Levy-UT Austin • futurity
Nov. 3, 2020 ~5 min

New type of soil waters plants by itself

New self-watering soil that pulls water from the air to feed it to plants could help people grow crops in places with sandy soil.

Nat Levy-UT Austin • futurity
Nov. 3, 2020 ~5 min

Firefighting foam sheds light on ‘forever chemicals’ in water

A new study that clarifies how "forever chemicals" behave in soil and water could help identify wells and waterways at risk for contamination.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Oct. 19, 2020 ~5 min

Simulations highlight “messy” Mars landings

Researchers aim to update Apollo-era information about rocket-powered landings on dusty celestial bodies like Mars with new supercomputer simulations.

Jim Lynch-Michigan • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Method can measure gene-silencing pesticide in soil

New pesticides that give plants their own defenses against insects are headed to market. A new method is the first to detect them in dirt.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~6 min

When water vapor blows in, dry soil gets rain?

New research clarifies the role of water vapor in rainfall, a complex relationship that remains mysterious.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

New test is a better gauge of how much nitrogen corn needs

A better test for gauging nitrogen needs in corn fields could mean economic benefits for farmers and be better for the environment, too.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~4 min

PFAS chemicals are creeping through soil to groundwater

"...the majority of PFAS are still in the soil, and they are migrating down slowly in a way similar to a ticking time bomb."

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
Feb. 12, 2020 ~4 min

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