Rice yields could decline about 40% by 2100, affecting about 2 billion people worldwide. What's more, the rice could contain twice as much toxic arsenic.
Nov. 1, 2019 • ~6 min
A new tool can spot contamination from coal fly ash. "Our hope is that this new tracer...will help us provide greater protection to communities at risk."
Oct. 22, 2019 • ~4 min
"Young children are extremely vulnerable to lead poisoning because of their normal crawling, hand-to-mouth, exploratory behavior."
Oct. 15, 2019 • ~4 min
An invention microwaves weeds to destroy them without herbicies. It penetrates about 5 centimeters into the soil to destroy seeds, too.
Oct. 4, 2019 • ~4 min
Rotating corn and soybeans offers environmental and management benefits to farmers, but could pose long-term tradeoffs for the health of the soil.
Oct. 3, 2019 • ~3 min
Climate change may make it harder for the soil to absorb water. That could have serious implications for food production and security, researchers warn.
Sept. 12, 2019 • ~3 min
Scientists may have overestimated the amount of carbon that US land can suck out of the atmosphere.
Sept. 6, 2019 • ~5 min
Lake Tahoe, one of the clearest, cleanest lakes in the US, shows how that the issue of microplastics goes way beyond the oceans.
Aug. 8, 2019 • ~3 min
"...we really need new structural classes of antibiotics that have never been contaminated by clinical resistance from established antibiotic classes."
Aug. 2, 2019 • ~7 min
There's a new way to clean up the heavy metals in contaminated soil.
June 10, 2019 • ~6 min