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  • Betsy Fife endows $1.5 million gift to the School of Science in honor of chemistry chair emeritus

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The School of Science at IUPUI has received a $1.5 million planned gift from Betsy L. Fife. The gift will endow a chair within the chemistry department in honor of Fife's late husband, Wilmer K. Fife. fife-portrait2.gif

    Previously unknown mechanism causes increased forest water use, new study says

    In a study published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers report the mechanism works this way: Sulfuric and nitric acid fall to the ground when fossil fuels are burned, causing acidification of the soil. When that happens, a significant amount of soil calcium washes out of the soil, and then plants suffer from calcium deficiency. Calcium deficiency causes the plants to intensify their use of water.

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