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AGU Eos: Earth and Space Science News, Research spotlight by Kornei, K. (2022), Invasive Plants and Climate Change Will Alter Desert Landscapes, Eos, 103,

Solar Power World, San Diego Daily News, Minnesota research finds sheep grazing at solar sites actually improves soil quality.

PV Magazine, Grazing animals increase carbon sequestration in PV projects, (September, 2020) Can revegetation return solar photovoltaic site soil to its untouched glory?

Eos: Earth and Space Science News AGU Research spotlight by Witman, S. (2017), Mysterious fairy circles continue to enchant scientists, EoS, 98.

AGU Commentary by the JGR Editor Dr. Dork Sahagian, The magic of fairy circles: Built or created? Researcher weighs in on fairy circles of Namibia (March 28, 2017)

USA Today What causes the fairy circles of Namibia? We have a clue (March 29, 2017).

Daily Mail .com Termites are NOT to blame for Namibias mysterious fairy circles: Study says thirsty plants are likely the cause as it finds no signs of the pests (March 29, 2017).

The Science Times: Namibian Fairy Circles: Science Unravels One Of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries! (March 30, 2017).

Science Alert Scientists think they’ve solved the mystery of Namibia’s bizarre fairy circles (March 31, 2017).

ScienceDaily Fairy circles of Namibia: New research helps scientists gain insight (March 28, 2017).

Science Newsline Researcher Weighs in on Fairy Circles of Namibia (March 29, 2017).

University Herald IU Researchers Examine Namibian Fairy Circles (March 30, 2017).

Temple University: Fairy Circles in Namibia, May, 2014.

Environmental Research Web: “Desert Energy” April 2015

 Discovery News, Discovery, “Win-Win: Pairing  Crops With Solar Power” April 2014.

IEEE – IEEE Spectrum, Tequila Sunrise: Big Benefit from Co-Locating Crops and Solar Power, April 2014.

Science Daily: A win-win situation: Growing crops on photovoltaic farms, April 2014 Growing crops on photovoltaic farms, April 2014,

World News Network: Stanford Scientists model a win-win situation: crops on photovoltaic farms. April 2014

Sustainability Matters: Biofuel Crops on photovoltaic farms, April 2014.

Futurity: Grow agave for biofuel among solar panels, April 2014.

Factor Magazine & Factor Double the yield: Scientists propose combined solar and biofuel plants April 2014. farms/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_cam…

Motherboard: Solar farms can grow biofuels –Just add agave, April 2014, Solar Power, Biofuel Production could complement each other, April, 2014

Outside Magazine: Solar energy Tequila Plant Combo, April 2014,

Research featured/interviewed in PBS (February 8, 2010) in Wavelenghts: “Planet in a bottle – Climate change and vegetation shifts”

Research featured/interviewed on PBS-HD, & UA Channel (January 18 & 19, 2010).

Research featured/interviewed in Arizona Public Media – PBS-HD & KAUT6 (February 3, 2010), “Buffel grass research at Biosphere2”

Research featured/interviewed in Arizona Daily Star (December 2010).

UA News & UA Now: “A playhouse of planet earth” (December 10th 2010),

Archaeology News Network – “Researching Climate Change at Biosphere 2” (December 14, 2010) – “Planet Earth’s Playhouse” (December 10, 2010)

In news: “Ecology of Dust” – The Seattle Times, The Arizona Republic, Statesman, The Sacramento Bee, The Miami Herald, Star Telegram.

USGS Newsroom: “Lidar Yields New Insights into Desert Fire Ecologies”, Released: 11/28/2012