Africa is in the midst of a major agricultural crisis, with the quality of the continent's soil degrading at an alarming rate. However, new research has revealed that efforts to improve this situation are working, doubling to tripling crop yield in affected areas within the last five years.
Ancient soil in a crater dating back some 3.7 billion years suggests that Mars was once much warmer and wetter, and possibly harbored microbial life, according to a new study.
A team of Philippine researchers discovered a new nickel-eating plant species that feeds on metal without being poisoned.
According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, conducted by researchers at the University of Irvine, California, extensive pockets of Carbon in U.S. forest soils could be released by rising global temperatures.