About Us | Help Videos | Contact Us | Subscriptions
 

ACSESS DL News

2/5/2015

Humans derive many ecological, economical, water, and nutritional benefits from the critical zone (CZ), which was defined by the National Research Council in 2001 as the area extending from the...

1/26/2015

When nitrogen finds its way from agricultural fields into water bodies and the atmosphere, it doesn't just degrade water quality and contribute to climate change. That lost nitrogen also isn...

1/12/2015

Runoff from agricultural fields contains nutrients that can adversely affect surface water quality, human health, and aquatic life. Nitrates from corn and soybean croplands across the Midwestern...

1/7/2015

Conducting nuclear weapons tests, including underground nuclear explosions (UNEs), is forbidden by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Illegal UNEs can be detected by a host of methods...

1/5/2015

Soil is strong yet fragile, reliable yet unstable, and resilient yet susceptible to change.

These are all especially true when humans and their need for food enter the mix. Large amounts...

1/3/2015

Even for seasoned agricultural and soil scientists, the concept of modeling can be foreign. Making models more familiar and promoting their study and practical application is the goal of Laj Ahuja...

11/26/2014

Interest has never been higher in adding charcoal, or “biochar,” to agricultural systems, where it’s touted as a way to boost the soil’s water-holding capacity, reduce the...

11/17/2014

Rising just a few feet above the Everglades’ vast marshes, “tree islands” are dry roosting and resting spots for birds and terrestrial mammals in an otherwise flooded landscape....

10/6/2014

In sub-Arctic regions, the thawing of permafrost holds deep repercussions for the global climate. Thawing of permafrost due to warming releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which is not...

7/17/2014

How quickly a lake fills after water is drawn for irrigation or drinking is easily measured, but that’s not true for underground water reserves, called aquifers. Because it takes place...

Syndicate content