Stories we loved this week:
Research shows the potential benefits of microbial diversity in African soil
Understanding microbial diversity in Africa’s soils helps farmers manage plants to withstand disease and climatic changes. Soil microbes cycle water and nutrients to help maintain healthy soil structures.
What We’ll Do After the Paris Climate Summit Drops the Ball
Across the world, all eyes are turning toward the upcoming climate talks in Paris, but it may be time for creative communities to take action, instead.
Bread, wine, chocolate: The slow loss of foods we love
We find what we love and stick with it. However, this might not necessarily be good for us, or the planet.
Factory farms to blame for well water contamination in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
One-third of tested wells contained high levels of nitrates and coliform bacteria. Residents from the county are petitioning factory farms to limit use of liquefied manure to potentially curb draining into aquifers.
From Meta-Studies to Modeling: Synthesizing a Changing Landscape
Scientific discovery is anything but simple. It is wrought with complexities that may lead to more questions than answers—but that’s precisely where things get interesting.
Featured photo sourced from CIMMYT’s Flickr Account, taken by X. Fonseca of CIMMYT.