A new global study reveals the extent to which high-yielding rice varieties favored in the decades since the “Green Revolution” have a propensity to go feral, turning a staple food crop into a weedy scourge.
The Hawaiian island has been scarred by volcanic eruptions, livestock grazing, penal colonies, bombs, and fire. Yet there is hope for healing.
The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s – captured by the novels of John Steinbeck – was an environmental and socio-economic disaster that worsened the Great Depression.
In recent years, the attention of scientists and environmentalists has turned toward how population growth and urban expansion are driving habitat loss and an associated decline in ecosystem productivity and biodiversity.
Medical researchers have estimated some of the impacts of this summer’s bushfire smoke and air pollution on Australians’ health.
Earth’s land is covered by a range of different types of vegetation, from forest and marsh to crops and bodies of water, as well as the artificial surfaces that are an increasingly common feature of our landscape.
University of Tübingen researchers illuminate the relationship between vegetation, precipitation and soil erosion in the Andes
The growing threat of drought and rising water demand have made accurate forecasts of crop water use critical for farmland water management and sustainability.
Tropical forest ecosystems are an important part of the global carbon cycle as they take up and store large amounts of CO2.
Summer streamflow in industrial tree plantations harvested on 40- to 50-year rotations was 50% lower than in century-old forests, data from the long-term Alsea Watershed Study in the Oregon Coast Range showed.
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