Conditions that formed Amazonian age valleys may have been hospitable to microbial life.
Studying Soil from a New Perspective
Cosmic ray neutrons probe soil moisture in the Great Plains.
Life and Death in the Deepest Depths of the Seafloor
Lacking light and energy, under-seafloor microbes rely on ancient organic materials to survive.
Life in the Hyporheic Zone
Defining the chemical relationships between water, sediment, and organisms that thrive beneath riverbeds.
Australian Algae Aid Understanding of Ecosystem Resilience
Wildfires may have driven a critical ecosystem transition in Tasmania’s Lake Vera more than 800 years ago.
Impact of Hurricanes and Nor’easters on Coastal Forests
Scientists trace severe storms’ effects through tree ring growth patterns.
Visualizing One of the Most Hazardous Formations in Nature
A network of buoys provides a first glimpse of the seafloor beneath a volatile Italian caldera.
The Upside to a “Bad” Ozone Precursor
In Sweden’s wet heathland, scientists see how a sensitive ecosystem adapts to rising global temperatures.
Sea Ice Loss Suppresses Some Effects of Climate Change
Polar amplification could counteract weather patterns shifting toward the poles.
Solid-Fuel Use Puts Human Health at Risk
Data gaps obscure the full extent of deaths caused by heating homes with wood and other solid fuels.