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October 31, 2019
Researchers from BYU and Harvard published a pivotal study in Science magazine.
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August 22, 2019
A group of BYU researchers may have found a way to reverse falling crop yields caused by increasingly salty farmlands throughout the world.
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June 10, 2019
New study finds texbook depictions need to be updated to show human impact
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February 03, 2019
Nitrogen pollution from human fertilizer and fossil fuels affects two-thirds of freshwater bodies worldwide and causes billions of dollars of damage to fisheries and ecosystems annually. It triggers harmful algal blooms and dead zones where only worms and bacteria can survive.
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October 11, 2018
Greater sage grouse is an indicator of healthy western ecosystems
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January 16, 2018
Research by BYU ecosystem ecologist Ben Abbott presents a new tool to fight nutrient pollution. His study found that streams can be used as “sensors” of ecosystem health, allowing both improved water quality and food production.

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February 07, 2017
Researchers at BYU were major contributors to the first fully successful effort to sequence the genome of quinoa—a grain experts believe may hold the key to feeding the world’s growing population.

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June 05, 2016
Syntrichia caninervis (aka seriously awesome desert moss) uses tiny hair-like structures on its leaves to absorb water from the atmosphere until droplets form and flow to the leaf. And sometimes it does it upside-down.

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