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Can you rescue a rainforest? The answer may be yes
Half a century after most of Costa Rica's rainforests were cut down, researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute took on a project that many thought was impossible - restoring a tropical rainforest ecosystem. View News Article (2008-03-28)

Wind, Salt, and Water Are Leading Indicators of Land Degradation in Abu Dhabi
Desert environments are characterized by poor vegetative cover, strong winds, dry, non-cohesive sandy soils, and hyper-arid conditions. View News Article (2009-05-07)

Agriculture's next revolution -- perennial grain -- within sight
Earth-friendly perennial grain crops, which grow with less fertilizer, herbicide, fuel, and erosion than grains planted annually, could be available in two decades, according to researchers writing in the current issue of the journal Science.  View News Article (2010-06-25)

Coastal bluffs provide more sand to California beaches than previously believed
Coastal geologists have assumed for years that sediment-laden rivers that enter the Pacific Ocean along the Central and Southern California coast supply up to 90 percent of the sand on the region's beaches. View News Article (2005-10-13)

Ancient coral reef tells the history of Kenya's soil erosion
Coral reefs, like tree rings, are natural archives of climate change. But oceanic corals also provide a faithful account of how people make use of land through history, says Robert B. Dunbar of Stanford University. View News Article (2007-04-11)

River networks on Titan point to a puzzling geologic history
For many years, Titan's thick, methane- and nitrogen-rich atmosphere kept astronomers from seeing what lies beneath. Saturn's largest moon appeared through telescopes as a hazy orange orb, in contrast to other heavily cratered moons in the solar system.  View News Article (2012-07-23)

Limited Biofuel Feedstock Supply?
The United States has embarked on an ambitious program to develop technology and infrastructure to economically and sustainably produce ethanol from biomass. View News Article (2007-11-29)

Team of scientists predicts continued death of forests in southwestern US due to climate change
If current climate projections hold true, the forests of the Southwestern United States face a bleak future, with more severe -- and more frequent -- forest fires, higher tree death rates, more insect infestation, and weaker trees.  View News Article (2010-12-14)

Medications and cough syrups may cause cavities
A spoon full of sugar may help the medicine go down, but most dentists would likely encourage parents to skip that step when treating a child's illness. View News Article (2006-01-10)

New evidence shows Rituximab halts damage to joints
New data, presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology show for the first time that a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment, rituximab, is able to significantly inhibit the structural damage to joints caused by RA in patients who have long-standing disease and an inadequate response to one or more TNF (Tumour Necrosis Factor) inhibitors. View News Article (2006-06-23)

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