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2013-07-31 23:19:06

Checkered Flag Plumbing®, a company specializing in septic tank service in Chatsworth, CA, is offering five new tips on how property owners can keep their septic system running smoothly. These tips will help prevent unnecessary service calls and prolong the life of the septic system. Chatsworth, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 To help property owners maintain and prolong the life of their septic systems, Checkered Flag Plumbing® is offering up 5 new tips for septic system health. With...

2013-07-30 23:18:11

ManureMagic™ Delivers Billions of Microorganisms to Food Source through Patented Delivery Process Prosper, Texas (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 DryLet Technologies, a biotechnology company providing industry-leading products for use in applications such as animal waste reduction, bioremediation, wastewater treatment, aquaculture and grease, fat and oil reduction in wastewater treatment plants and restaurant kitchen settings, announced today the launch of its new product for the confinement...

2013-07-18 23:17:07

MB Bioremediation to Launch Product Website and New Logo at Uptech Upstream Oil & Gas Summit on July 21-23 in New Orleans, Louisiana Prosper, Texas (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 DryLet Technologies, a biotechnology company providing industry-leading products for use in applications such as bioremediation, animal waste reduction, wastewater treatment, aquaculture and grease, fat and oil reduction in wastewater treatment plants and restaurant kitchen settings, announced today the launch timing...


Latest Environmental soil science Reference Libraries

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Land Degradation
2013-04-02 09:20:15

Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by one or more combination of human-induced processes acting on the land. It is also the gradual destruction or reduction of the quality and quantity of human activities, animal activities or natural means. It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or unwanted. Natural hazards are not included in the causes; however, human activities can indirectly affect...

Erosion
2013-04-01 12:48:39

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...

Soil Salinity
2013-04-01 11:15:13

Soil salinity is the salt content within the soil; the process of increasing the content of salt is known as salination. Salt is a natural element of water and soils. Salination can be a result of natural processes such as the gradual withdrawal of an ocean or mineral weathering. It can be caused by artificial processes such as irrigation as well. Soils that are affected by salt are a result of excess accumulation of salts, normally most obvious at the surface of the soil. Salts can be...

Dryland Farming
2013-03-15 11:32:48

Dryland farming is farming without the aid of irrigation and only with the amount of rain fall given by Mother Nature. Dryland farming is typical in arid regions such as Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and other regions that are known for growing grains. Dryland farming is practiced in all parts of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory. Process Dryland farming involves the constant assessing of the amount of moisture present or lacking for any given...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'