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Coffee Grounds and Gardening: Don’t Do it for the Acid

In a recent segment on NPR’s Science Friday, gardening expert Shawn Verrall rejected that the old habit many of us have of dumping our coffee grounds on plants that need acid. According to Verrall, the act of brewing coffee takes most of the acid out of the grounds.

I’d heard the coffee grounds advice from [...]

Ocean Acidification Coral Reef Problems Are Here

The research compared rate of coral growth on the Great Barrier Reef today with the rate of coral growth on the reef in 1990, and found that there has been a reduction in coral skeleton formation of 14 percent. [...]