Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals may only be possible if human activities are central to critical zone science.
Cultivating delicate soil crust in the shade of solar panels might boost the recovery of arid land.
A recent effort identified how a proposed near-surface geophysics center integrating research and teaching could address critical challenges and promote community engagement and cultural change.
New research shows that chemical isotopes from plant xylem can improve representations of the forest water cycle.
Root-filled soils are hot spots of nutrient cycling and carbon storage. New research finds that the world has lost millions of cubic meters of rooted soil volume—and we’re on track to lose much more.
Microbes from wells as deep as 90 meters created organic carbon at a rate that overlaps with some nutrient-poor spots in the ocean.
Findings of a new study have implications for water quality, aquatic ecosystem health, and water treatment and management as the world warms.
Watersheds have unique patterns of silicon export due to differences in subsurface water routing and biogeochemical reactions.
Bacteria can speed up the growth of biocrust-forming organisms in nurseries, providing more material for restoration of degraded dryland soil.