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Nutrient pollution can harm stream ecosystems in previous unknown ways

It has long been known that nutrient pollution – the overloading of chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphates from sources such as agricultural fertilisers – can have potentially harmful effects on freshwater ecosystems.  616 more words

Freshwater

Water Bears on Ice: Guest blog by Jesamine Bartlett

Huge thanks to Jesamine Bartlett – a recent MSc graduate from the University of Sheffield who has been working on Tardigrade research – for providing this introduction to the weird world of water bears… 1,876 more words

Arctic

What do you do if you have a vegetable and annuals growing in your garden?

Vegetables and annuals love bacterial dominate soils. Bacteria feeds the plants all of the nitrates that are needed to continue their life cycle. If you see a lot of earthworms or earthworm castings you most likely have a bacterial dominate soil and everything is going well. 175 more words