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Conserving soil, water in world's driest wheat region

In the world's driest rainfed wheat region, researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality...

Biology trumps chemistry in open ocean: How phytoplankton assimilate limited concentrations of ph...

Scientists laid out a new framework based on in situ observations that will allow them to describe and understand how phytoplankton assimilate limited concentrations of phosphorus, a key nutrient, ...

New bird species confirmed 15 years after first observation

Biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new bird species more than 15 years after the elusive animal was first seen.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/earth_climate/earth...

Erosion may trigger earthquakes

Researchers have shown that surface processes, i.e. erosion and sedimentation, may trigger shallow earthquakes (less than five kilometers deep) and favor the rupture of large deep earthquakes up to...

Time-lapse photos and synched weather data unlock Antarctic secrets

Researchers are using time-lapse photography, linked to weather data, to study climate and geological change in the Antarctic Dry Valleys.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/ea...

Deep-Earth carbon offers clues on origin of life: New organic carbon species linked to formation ...

Scientists reveal details about carbon deep beneath Earth’s surface and suggest ways it might have influenced the history of life on the planet.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/science...

Geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet

Scientists have discovered an ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in south Tibet, north of the eastern end of the Himalayas. The geologists say that the ancient canyon -- th...

China's new 'Great Wall' not so great, experts say

China's second great wall, a vast seawall covering more than half of the country's mainland coastline, is a foundation for financial gain -- and also a dyke holding a swelling rush of ecological wo...

Salinity counts when it comes to sea level

Using ocean observations and a large suite of climate models, scientists have found that long-term salinity changes have a stronger influence on regional sea level changes than previously thought.&...

Opinion poll: Canada’s climate change consensus confronts Keystone

Despite the fact that 81% of Canadians accept that temperature on Earth is increasing, researchers have revealed that Canadians are generally misinformed about the science of climate change and are...