Reintroducing these animals can enrich barren soils and potentially reduce water contamination, a study shows.
On 2 November 2023 a dramatic fall of soil and organic debris injured 17 people.
Plants’ ability to stock carbon ceased during the 2015–2016 El Niño, as temperatures skyrocketed and trees died.
Dramatic erosion of a sand dune in Viña del Mar, Chile appears to be related to maintenance of a drainage pipe.
Underrepresented in global carbon budgets, tropical rivers like Brazil’s Tocantins are in need of study to establish their baseline characteristics in the face of increasing global change.
The replacement of native vegetation by crops has raised groundwater levels in the Pampas, a new study suggests.
Airborne dust not only causes disease, it also menaces transportation on land, sea, and air; disrupts renewable energy systems; transports pathogens and toxic substances; and poses many other hazards.
Some southern beeches in the Andes have plumbed deeper for moisture as the surface has dried up. But doing so may deplete resources and undermine the trees’ future health.
Amazon soils are usually low in the nutrients that plants covet, but harpy eagles can create local hot spots with their poop and prey.
Tropical forests play a critical role in supporting human well-being, food security, and the maintenance of biodiversity.