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When natural ecosystems are replaced by roads, homes, and commercial structures, soil is negatively impacted.
NORRISTOWN, Pa., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today reached an agreement with Parx Casino and Parx Casino and Racing operations that will resolve violations related to their horse racing operation and casino in Bensalem, Bucks County. "Parx has accepted responsibility for its environmental violations with a payment of $389,800 and a binding agreement to complete projects that will prevent future pollution incidents," said DEP Southeast...
In their eagerness to cut nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico, people have often sought simple explanations for the problem: too many large animal operations, for instance, or farmers who apply too much fertilizer, which then flows into waterways.
A mountain of waste that grows by a million tons every three years from the sewage plants of Australiaâ€™s major cities and towns is the target of an unusual mining venture.
A major new study finds that nitrogen pollution is costing each person in Europe around Â£130 - Â£650 (â‚¬150 â€“ â‚¬740 Euros) a year.
The growing world population relies on the help of nitrogen for our food supply, yet its very use pollutes the air, soil and water.
Recycling manure is an important practice, especially for large livestock producers.
Manure has long been used as a crop fertilizer, but the challenge of finding an efficient use of the nutrients found in manure is ever present.
Research has documented the rise of nutrient runoff from flat agricultural fields with high rates of precipitation that adds nitrates and phosphates to waterways.
The growing development and implementation of renewable biofuel energy has considerable advantages over using declining supplies of fossil fuels.
Enviropig is the trademark for a genetically modified line of Yorkshire pigs with the capability to digest plant phosphorus more efficiently than ordinary unmodified pigs that was developed at the University of Guelph. The benefits of the Enviropig, if commercialized, include reduced feed cost and reduced phosphorus pollution as compared to the raising of ordinary pigs. Enviropigs create the enzyme phytase in their salivary glands. When cereal grains are consumed, the phytase mixes with...
Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...
Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...
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