Genetic engineering can make crops that literally grow their own defense, but scientists still need to understand how they degrade in the soil.
March 4, 2019 • ~4 min
Data about soil temperature and moisture can improve predictions about how much rain will fall during monsoons.
Feb. 22, 2019 • ~3 min
"We saw an opportunity to convert a liability, contaminated soil, into a commodity, fertile soil."
Feb. 1, 2019 • ~6 min
"The potential long-term impacts of biochar are enormous." So why is it taking so long to adopt?
Jan. 15, 2019 • ~4 min
New fossil evidence from the oldest soils on Earth suggests that life evolved to live on land earlier than scientists had thought.
Jan. 8, 2019 • ~4 min
The answer to future greenhouse gas challenges may be right under our feet, an evaluation of soil minerals' role in carbon storage suggests.
Jan. 7, 2019 • ~4 min
As the planet warms, a new study shows that the smaller the genome or cell, the better chance of survival.
Nov. 13, 2018 • ~4 min
A new way to destroy the microbe that causes tuberculosis may come from a seemingly unlikely source: dirt.
Nov. 2, 2018 • ~5 min