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central valley from the air
June 06, 2014

Nitrogen gas makes up 80% of the air we breathe. Although nitrogen is an inert gas—it doesn’t react easily with other elements—...

outcrop following Hurricane Sandy
May 27, 2014

In Rhode Island, it was a day of 60 mile-per-hour northeasterly winds. The south shore of the state was battered, beaches were eroded, and coastal...

Maxine Levin studying subaqueous soils
May 19, 2014

Maxine Levin spent a few years as a soil scientist working at Oakridge National Laboratories early in her career. “Though I love science and...

soil samples of different colors
May 11, 2014

Carbon is an important component of all living things. It’s fundamental to energy capture in photosynthesis for plants. It’s in the...

No-till corn field
May 05, 2014

For the past 20 years, researchers have published soil organic carbon sequestration rates. Many of these findings have suggested that soil organic...

Ohio map showing arsenic levels
April 25, 2014

Geologic and soil processes are to blame for significant baseline levels of arsenic in soil throughout Ohio, according to a...

Scientists sampling desert soil
April 17, 2014

New research has characterized for the first time the distribution of natural perchlorate in a terrestrial ecosystem. The results should allow...

Pasture with sheep and mountains in background
April 07, 2014

New Zealand’s pastoral landscapes are some of the loveliest in the world, but they also contain a hidden threat. Many of the country’s...

Ed Gregorich
March 26, 2014

Ed Gregorich has done a lot of field research in his career, and as a native of Wisconsin, USA, and a resident of Ottawa, Canada, he’s no...

Landscape shot of Antarctic valley
March 26, 2014

If the name Ernest Shackleton rings a bell, it’s probably because of his Endurance expedition to Antarctica in 1914–1916. After the...