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Microbes in soil are essential for life and may help mitigate climate change

Kate Scow, a professor of soil science and soil microbial ecology at UC Davis, keeps plastic bags filled with soil on her desk. We are meeting in her office in Plant and the Environmental Sciences ... read more

Soil is the key to our planet’s history (and future)

For plants, the memory of their interaction with soil microbes may even be transmitted to their offspring. In our urgent search for solutions to climate change, we have realized soils are key to ... read more

Climate Change May Radically Transform Desert Bacteria

Climate change may transform the community of microbes that forms the crucial top layer of soil, known as a biocrust ... as the biocrusts are important resources for desert plants and help mitigate ... read more

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Historical climate important for soil responses to future climate change

Researchers examined how 18 years of drought affect the billions of vital bacteria that are hidden ... Historical climate important for soil responses to future climate change. ScienceDaily. Retrieved ... read more


Soil is the key to Earth's history (and future)

For plants, the memory of their interaction with soil microbes may even be transmitted to their offspring. In our urgent search for solutions to climate change, we have realized soils are key to ... read more

Microbes that drive climate change

A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change ... important because it contributes a great deal to ... read more

Can Soil Help Combat Climate Change?

Soils with high clay content are also able to form chemical bonds that protect carbon from microbes. These aggregates give soil its structure, which is essential for ... [and permafrost]. It may ... read more

Climate-friendly farming is taking root in New York

And it’s Dobson’s kind of farm that might just help us survive in the long run. In 1977, Wendell Berry gave a prescient warning in his book "The Unsettling of America": “If the present attitude ... read more

Understanding soil through its microbiome

Soil is full of life, essential ... show that bacteria and fungi are in constant competition for nutrients and produce an arsenal of antibiotics to gain an advantage over one another. The study can ... read more

COMMENTARY: Soil is the key to our planet's history (and future)

For plants, the memory of their interaction with soil microbes may ... that are essential for life. Now more than ever, the science of soil reflects this appreciation of soil’s keystone role in ... read more

To restore our soils, feed the microbes

Topsoil is rich in soil organic matter – dark spongy material formed from decomposed plant and animal tissue. Soil organic matter is critically important: It helps soils hold onto water and nutrients ... read more



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