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2014-06-18 16:24:45

Variety Launches Dirt, A New Section Focused On High-End Digs LOS ANGELES, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Variety, the entertainment industry's leading source of news and analysis in print and online, has hired Mark David, aka The Real Estalker, as the publication's real estate editor. Under the new Dirt umbrella, David will provide up-to-the-minute news on high-end industry-centric real estate transactions across the country. His popular Real Estalker column will appear exclusively...

2011-05-06 14:23:48

Model points to intensive agriculture, sewage effluent as main sources, not manure, over-fertilization 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. But according to new modeling research that examined phosphorus loading from all 1768 counties in the...

2010-09-27 17:38:42

Tile drainage in the Mississippi Basin is one of the great advances of the 19th and 20th centuries, allowing highly productive agriculture in what was once land too wet to farm. In fact, installation of new tile systems continues every year, because it leads to increased crop yields. But a recent study shows that the most heavily tile-drained areas of North America are also the largest contributing source of nitrate to the Gulf of Mexico, leading to seasonal hypoxia. In the summer of 2010...

2009-01-16 11:42:56

A recent study has confirmed that although there was a large reduction of organic carbon and total nitrogen pools when prairies were first cultivated and drained, there has been no consistent pattern in these organic matter pools during the period of synthetic fertilizer use, that is, from 1957-2002."For these prairie soils, some of the best in the world, declines in organic matter from cultivation were likely completed by the 1950s, and since then organic matter pools have remained...


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