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Scientists hope to restore biocrusts by transplanting healthy salvaged biocrusts to damaged areas. This method was found to successfully increase soil stability and plant drought resistance both in the field and in greenhouse plots

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Scientists discover a bacterial species that could potentially clean up uranium contamination in the environment following mining activity and nuclear waste production. Experimental results show ~90% uranium removal over the span of 2 days.

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Could dead or living #fungi be used as a biofilter to trap and remove #methane, the potent #greenhousegas, from the atmosphere? Researchers including @shroominn from @UMNews tested both living and dead fungal biomass to determine their ability to capture methane.

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Human activities such as coal mining and processing can cause high levels of selenium contamination, which can be harmful to human health. Could common soil fungi be the answer to this problem? #fungi #selenium #wastewater #contamination Study by: @mary_sabuda @biominerals @crsoil