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Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth’s atmosphere, but...

Julie Loisel, Texas A&M University Peatlands are a type of wetland where dead plant material doesn’t fully decompose because it’s too soggy. In these ecosystems,...

Tiny plankton drive processes in the ocean that capture twice as...

Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea The ocean plays a major role in...

Soil carbon is a valuable resource, but all soil carbon is...

Jocelyn Lavallee, Colorado State University and Francesca Cotrufo, Colorado State University Human society is literally built on soil. It feeds the world and produces vital...

Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them...

Heidi Pearson, University of Alaska Southeast As the prospect of catastrophic effects from climate change becomes increasingly likely, a search is on for innovative ways...

Protecting the world’s wetlands: 5 essential reads

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation World Wetlands Day on Feb. 2 marks the date when 18 nations signed the Convention on Wetlands in 1971, in the...

Mapping the world’s ‘blue carbon’ hot spots in coastal mangrove forests

Robert Twilley, Louisiana State University and Andre Rovai, Louisiana State University Human actions have boosted carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere to levels...

Nitrogen from rock could fuel more plant growth around the world...

Benjamin Z. Houlton, University of California, Davis Nitrogen is one of the most important resources for people, ecosystems and the planet. It’s found in all...

To curb climate change, we need to protect and expand US...

William Moomaw, Tufts University Forests have been removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon for more than 300 million years. When...

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