Forest soils lose carbon in a warming world

In Massachusetts, the world’s longest-running experiment to discover how warming temperatures affect forest soils has revealed that soil warming stimulates periods of abundant carbon...

Tropical forests now emit more carbon than they capture

In Massachusetts, a new, cutting-edge approach to measuring changes in aboveground forest carbon density has helped scientists determine that widespread deforestation, degradation and disturbance...

Drones over the Amazon smell the air for carbon storage changes

In Massachusetts, a project led by Harvard University researchers is monitoring the health of the Amazon basin, home to the largest rainforest in the...

Next generation resistive memory made from egg whites

In China, knowing that egg albumen has good dielectric properties, a high transparency and high elasticity, Southwest University researchers have shown that when egg...

Turning sawdust into fish food to fight world hunger

In Finland, a scientist wants to fight world hunger with sawdust. Risto Korpinen, a research scientist at Finland’s natural resource institute, is leading a...

Breaking the low-cost, low-power, long-distance data transmission barrier

In Washington, University of Washington researchers have demonstrated for the first time that devices that run on almost zero power can transmit data across...

Monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil, nuts and avocados benefit brain function

In Illinois, a new study by University of Illinois researchers found that monounsaturated fatty acids – a class of nutrients found in olive oils,...

Cal Poly Strawberry Center joins other researchers to improve strawberry disease resistance

In California, the Cal Poly Strawberry Center, along with a team of scientists in California and Florida, has been awarded a $4.5 million grant...

Soil microbes are big helpers for long term carbon storage

In Illinois, a new approach to better understand the role of soil organic matter in long term carbon storage and its response to changes...

Southern pine beetles move north with increasing temperatures

In New York, a new study shows the southern pine beetle – one of the world’s most aggressive tree-killing insects – could spread through...

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