The migration of beavers into the Arctic tundra due to climate change is leading to increased methane emissions. Their dam-building activities create ponds that lack oxygen and contain organic sediment, resulting in methane release as the material decomposes, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.
Plants form vital alliances with soil microbes, like legumes benefiting from nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their root nodules. Yet, do these relationships always serve plants positively? Researchers delve into the intricate dynamics, exploring whether competition between microbial strains for plant access can potentially impact the ultimate benefits provided to plants.
“Solar grazing” involves using livestock on solar arrays to maintain vegetation. In Michigan, this practice, part of agrivoltaics, aims to benefit both farmers and solar companies. However, challenges include logistics, costs, and opposition to using farmland for solar projects. Some see solar as a way for farmers to secure income, but local governance and zoning […]
The deep sea holds a wealth of hidden treasures, from mesmerizing bioluminescent creatures to undiscovered shipwrecks and exotic ecosystems. Exploring these depths unveils a world of wonder and scientific intrigue, offering insights into Earth’s history and potential for innovative discoveries. The treasures of the deep sea continue to captivate researchers and adventurers alike, promising exciting […]