The IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy is generating interest and improving water quality by reducing nutrient runoff into Illinois watersheds.
Showing the SMAP satellite’s reach bests the typical soil moisture meter, Iowa Flood Center scientists help to validate and calibrate its measurements.
Experts at Scott Thorne Environmental Consulting track soil erosion with a Hach 2100Q turbidity meter around California construction sites.
Farmers have all sorts of old-fashioned methods for assessing the moisture of soil. From just visually inspecting crops to judging moisture based on how deeply a shovel can penetrate, farmers have found ways to get by. More...
Researchers from the University of Arizona did before-and-after studies of how severe wildfires affect erosion rates.
Duke University scientists find water and soil contamination caused by wastewater spills from hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken region of North Dakota.
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey find that fireworks released around Mount Rushmore have added to perchlorate levels in water and soil there.
Using core samples, mass spectrometry and other techniques, researchers explore the extraordinary carbon sink capacity of desert mangroves.
It’s hard for Russia’s Lake Ladoga to escape its history as a test site for Soviet-era nukes. This is evident by a number of surveys that have sampled soils on islands around the lake since the testing...
A 17-year study of soil microbes transplanted at different elevations finds little change, pointing to reduced adaptability in a climate change future.
Using a LI-COR soil efflux system and other gear, Boston University scientists find gardens and landscaping add to metropolitan carbon dioxide emissions.
While it’s clear that climate change is affecting many plants and animals, it’s not yet clear how some other parts of ecosystems are influenced, such as microbial communities in soil. Healthy ecosystems are dependent on soil microbes...
U.S. Geological Survey scientists use sediment cores, geographic methods and GPS technology to construct a narrative of ancient desert wetland wildlife at a Las Vegas study site.
Researchers at Cornell University and Oregon State University are calling for updated soil-carbon modeling techniques, according to a release from Cornell. They say that new methods are needed in light of new findings and changes to the...
A synthesis of GIS soil erosion models and future fire-risk models yields projections of post-wildfire erosion risks for western U.S. watersheds.
Ancient remains of midges in Swedish lake sediments, moisture-sensitive sediment molecules and climate modeling results combine to suggest that the melting of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet about 13,000 years ago was the culprit for the reversal in...
A soil sensor system installed at Southeast Missouri State University will provide data for students to study while helping farmers too.
A study of sediment cores taken near the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers reveals drought periods coincide with major transitions between ruling empires.
Using CO2 sensors, infrared gas analyzers, canopy chambers and a Bowen ratio apparatus, USDA researchers explore soil CO2 and its implications for surface dwellers.
To help heal an iconic oak tree on campus, experts at University of California, Riverside, have loosened soil around roots and put in soil sensors.