Hunter-gatherers in ancient Britain may have imported cereals from Europe long before they turned to farming, new research reveals.
The Punjab government on Wednesday announced rewards to districts and villages across the state which curb the unhealthy practice of burning stubble (residue of harvested crops).
An estimated 22,000 tonnes of phosphorus, an essential nutrient for plant proteins and growth, is carried by the dust from Sahara Desert to the Amazon rain forest every year, a new study has found.
India will provide soil testing for farmers to target the correct use of fertilizers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, to push up yields and cut back on costly misuse.
Accumulation of salts in the soil leading to reduced fertility (salinisation) is a "poorly understood" process and is a "silent" threat to the Sunderbans mangrove forests, a World Bank report said on Monday.
Researchers have identified a gene that could enable soybean increase its tolerance of soil salinity.
A new study has revealed that electric sparking might have altered the nature of lunar soil in its coldest craters.
Ants may be one of the earth`s most powerful biological climate brokers, a study claims.
Scientists have revealed that images and data captured by the rover Curiosity suggest that Mars would have been warmer and wetter some 3.7 billion years ago.
Mars rover Curiosity has more than 120,000 measurements of surface rocks and soil and in the process revealed a more detailed image of how much water was once present on the Red Planet.
Soil plays an important role in controlling the planet`s atmospheric future, a new study has revealed.
Chinese experts have successfully used a plant to clean arsenic pollution from the soil.
Veteran Martian rover Opportunity that is exploring the rim of a vast Martian crater have found evidence of water and chemicals unlike anything the robot has seen so far.
Soil tests in different parts of the country in the last five years have revealed that multi-nutrient deficiencies are surfacing in many intensively cultivated areas.
Trees can really let you know about unseen degradation of the environment.
The lowly soil is often overlooked when it comes to addressing climate change & population growth.
The condition of soil in India is deteriorating at a rapid pace & needs urgent attention to prevent further damage.
Pak notes that mandate of NATO, ISAF troops is "restricted to Afghanistan".
Compared to the conventional farms, organic ones produce more flavourful and nutritious strawberries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse, says a new study.
Researchers have identified a gene that allows a type of fern to tolerate high levels of arsenic.
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