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Soils Protect the Natural Environment

No matter where you live, soils protect the natural environment around you
27-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Hypoallergenic Parks: Coming Soon?


Grenada, Spain's climate and layout is like that of many cities in the Mediterranean area, which has the highest occurrence of pollen allergies in the world. The researchers hope their efforts will lead to fantastic urban green spaces that don’t...
26-Aug-2015 12:05 PM EDT

S’No Water in Sierra Nevadas


Changing climate conditions have caused dramatic changes in groundwater levels. This study aimed at understanding the changes in soil wetting and drying that occur as snow melts in mountainous, snow-packed regions. The study examined subsurface...
20-Aug-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Is It True That Some Medicines Come From the Soil?


Antimicrobials, antidepressants, anticancer medicines have their roots in soils.
17-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Fortified Against Blindness


In South Africa, sweet potatoes are a traditional crop for rural families. “We realized it would be great if we could develop a local variety [of sweet potato] which has good yield, high dry mass, and desirable taste attributes, and promote it to...
12-Aug-2015 6:05 PM EDT

What Does Soil Health Have to Do with My Health?


Soils provide nutrients, biodiversity and physical support, all crucial to healthy living
3-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Just Say ‘No’ to Drugs – in Water


One teenager is tackling serious water quality issues that threaten the health of rivers, streams and groundwater. When she was just 14 years old, Maria Elena Grimmett was the youngest person published in the Journal of Environmental Quality. Now at...
29-Jul-2015 6:05 PM EDT

Soils Support Health

Healthy soils mean healthy food, protects human health
29-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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Experts on Drought and Dust

The 1930s Dust Bowl was a singular event in U.S. history, but Dust Bowl-like droughts and conditions do still occur. Experts are available to discuss what events like the 2012 U.S. drought mean for us now and how we can prepare for similar events in...
8-Nov-2012 10:00 AM EST

ALERT: Special Webinar "Managing Through the Drought"

American Society of Agronomy Provides Panel of Experts to Answer Questions Related to Heat and Dry Conditions
29-Jun-2012 5:00 PM EDT

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