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Image of the Day: Coral on Acid
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 16, 2018
Researchers exposed a coral reef to carbonated water to study the effects of ocean acidification.
Global Forest Estimate Rises 9 Percent
Aggie Mika | May 15, 2017
Dryland biomes are covered in at least 40 percent more forest than previously estimated.
Plant Biologist Killed in Ethiopian Protest
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2016
Stone throwers hit the car Sharon Gray was riding in while visiting the country for a meeting.
Adapting to Elevated CO
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 1, 2015
High carbon dioxide levels can irreversibly rev up a cyanobacterium’s ability to fix nitrogen over the long term, a study finds.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 28, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Jef Akst | Feb 28, 2014
Researchers are using snowdrifts to artificially warm Arctic tundra during winter and finding that more carbon is released from the soil than plants can soak up from the atmosphere.
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 24, 2013
Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.
Opinion: Evolving CO2-Hungry Crops
Mark Howden, Lewis H. Ziska | Dec 4, 2012
Breeding plants that can convert more carbon dioxide to food could help feed a growing population.
Record High for Greenhouse Gases
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 21, 2012
The World Meteorological Organization finds that the atmospheric gases behind climate change reached a new record high in 2011.
Hayley Dunning | Oct 31, 2012
Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO
following the first rain after a dry summer.