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You have no idea how much you need these bacteria
Without nitrogen-fixing bacteria, we'd be screwed.
Bacteria wars are raging in soil, and it’s keeping ecosystems healthy
Bacteria that feed on other bacteria are surprisingly common in soil ecosystems.
NASA’s plan to save its stuck Mars drill involves a robot with a shovel
This 'mole' has been lodged in the Martian soil for months.
We’re barreling towards another Dust Bowl
We have to fight fast to keep our soil from slipping away.
A great climate comes from happy soil. Could happy soil come from California?
The largest agricultural economy in the country is paying farmers to improve their lands' health.
Dog pee on the sidewalk does more than just piss off your neighbors
Puppy potty breaks could mess with the city's microbiome.
Dirt can make or break a rodeo
A good performance requires great dirt.
Even carbon-hungry plants can’t save us from climate change
If these soils could talk, they'd spell doom.
Some national parks won’t recover from the government shutdown for decades
Joshua Tree and other deserts house sensitive soil crust communities.
Want to save the planet? Don’t drain the swamps.
Swamps and bogs are more important than you think.