With a new NSF grant, a paleontologist at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum will see if a 3-million-year-old fossil record can predict the fate of mollusks in the Western Atlantic as climate change intensifies.
- National Science Foundation
According to the article, Brazil has had more success than any other country with the use of biofertilizer to provide nitrogen for soybeans. The inoculation of microorganisms into the soil boosts yields, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and saves some USD 10 billion per year in imports of synthetic fertilizer.
- Frontiers in Microbiology
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
More frequent and longer-lasting droughts caused by rising global temperatures pose significant risks to people and ecosystems around the world – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). The paper in Climatic Change quantified the projected impacts of alternative levels of global warming upon the probability and length of severe drought in the six countries.
- Climatic Change
Incremental change has not slowed the pace of the climate crisis. For researchers working with some of the hardest hit farmers in low- and middle-income countries, radical, transformative action is needed to speed up change
- Environmental Research Climate
Despite the greatly increasing consumer interest for organic spinach in the U.S. and worldwide, production is not keeping pace with demand.
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Urban gardens and farms are on the rise in the U.S., but urban soils are sometimes contaminated from legacy pollution and industrial use. Despite this risk, there is little guidance for people growing food in urban soils on what levels of lead are safe, and existing policies vary widely between cities and states, as a new study highlights.