A recent study suggests that nitrogen in billion-year-old rocks could potentially become bio-signature of life on Mars.
Scientists have discovered a new cluster of stars that could provide more insights on how the Milky Way galaxy had evolved.
An international study suggested that ancient mosses might hold the answer to the age-old mystery of how oxygen filled the Earth’s atmosphere.
A newly discovered bacteria is capable of making dead zones deader by depleting the amount of nitrogen in oxygen minimum zones.
A new study suggests that the the ancient atmosphere of Earth was only half as thick as it is today, reversing the commonly accepted idea that the early Earth had a thicker atmosphere to compensate for weaker sunlight during that time.
Deciduous trees along rivers and streams provide protection from damaging solar radiation and valuable foliage every autumn. Fallen leaves act as a vital food source for insects, and keeping insect populations healthy could ultimately help river ecosystems combat climate change, researchers reveal in a new study.
Beaver dams are helping restore natural ecosystems throughout the U.S. Essentially, a beaver dam blocks off water in one section of the stream, which then creates a pond or lake. Using this, researchers may have found a way to remove excess nitrogen from local estuaries.
A new study suggests that a nutrient-rich, balanced diet can boost coral resilience under thermal stress, which can be caused by climate change.
Raking is a common fall chore that actually stunts the growth of grass, trees and plants.
Forests are often depended upon to capture and store carbon emissions. However, a new study shows that current models drastically overestimate their ability to capture carbon.
Microbiologists recently discovered a way to combat worldwide ocean dead zones that are attributed to nitrogen-based fertilizers. Naturally occurring bacteria called rhizobia could replace nitrogen in fertilizer once more is learned about one of its genes called HrrP. Reduced nitrogen runoff would translate into fewer ocean dead zones.
Blue crabs can survive in oceans with lower oxygen concentrations. A recent study suggests that blue crabs will remain resilient even as water temperatures increase and oxygen levels decrease.
Plants have been hailed as possible saviors of the planet as it continues to warm up, especially considering that they can absorb more harmful carbon dioxide than previously thought. However, now new research says soil nutrients may hinder this plan, keeping plants from slowing down climate change.
While plants and nitrogen normally benefit from one another in a mutualistic relationship, a new study shows that too much of a good thing doesn't always last, as nitrogen fertilizer use over a long period of time eventually disrupts this beneficial rapport.