Taking steps to solve the problem of phosphorus

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Taking steps to solve the problem of phosphorus

To address the complex ecological, economic and sociopolitical challenges predicated by the rapidly expanding use of mined phosphorus in agriculture, the National Science Foundation has announced the creation of a

Taking steps to solve the problem of phosphorus

ASU global futures scientists are helping to lead a new science and technology center that is focused on reducing the agricultural use of phosphorus extracted from the earth.

New study: Proportion of world population exposed to floods grows tenfold in 15 years

As climate change projections indicate that the proportion of the population exposed to floods will only increase in the next decade, new research uses satellite data to provide one of the clearest pictures to date of how floods are changing and who is at most risk.

ASU scientists use commercial satellite data to determine water flow in Southwestern rivers

NASA has funded an ASU project to use commercial CubeSat data to determine the presence of water in arid and semiarid rivers in California and Arizona.

Snake removal research hopes to stop snake killings in Phoenix

A snake removal company is sharing data from thousands of snake removals across Phoenix with researchers from Arizona State University to better understand the social and environmental factors that lead people to request this service.

Swette Center report sets organic food agenda for US

"The Critical To-Do List for Organic Agriculture: Recommendations for the President" outlines 46 easily achievable actions to immediately power-boost organic agriculture, addressing impacts on climate change, research, supply chain, animal welfare standards, racial justice, social equity and enforcement.

Move-in day for burrowing owls at ASU Polytechnic campus

Their arrival in towel-covered cardboard pet-carriers mid-morning on May 22, 2021, was a year in the making. Sustainability scientist Heather Bateman initiated the proposal.

New Report: The Critical To-Do List for Organic Agriculture

The goal of this report is to present the Biden-Harris Administration a list of easily achievable actions to immediately power-boost organic agriculture. The President has the power TODAY to implement most, if not all of elements of 36 recommendations; action on 10 recommendations depends on Congress.

Donkeys dig deep in the desert, benefiting overall ecosystem

According to a new study, equine species, which are seen as "invasive," actually help shape desert ecosystems, sniffing out water and digging wells that are used by other wildlife.

Make a difference for local plants and pollinators

Read the ASU Now story As part of the citizen scientist initiative taking place throughout April, we will be hosting a welcome webinar on Thursday, April 1, at 9:00 a.m.