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Biofilm granules like the ones pictured here contain extracellular polymeric substances that act as glue to hold bacteria — and soil — together.

Researchers strengthen soil using environmentally-friendly bacterial ‘glue’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor July 14, 2021

Slimy layers of bacteria called biofilms can act as an environmentally-friendly glue to improve the strength of soil, according to a WSU study published in the journal Biofilm.  Biofilms occur when...

The Big Wood River basin in Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho, is one of the researchers’ study sites. While research was done in Idaho, it applies to the western U.S.

Fires burn more acreage due to climate change

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

WSU researchers found that recent wildfires have been getting hotter, occurring more often and burning more acreage. In some of the areas the researchers studied, climate change caused fires. In other...

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