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2012-11-14 12:57:19

A distinguished Australian scientist, the winner of an international soil science prize, has called for Australia to lead a renewed global effort to reverse the alarming degradation and contamination of the world´s food-producing soils. Professor Ravi Naidu, the Managing Director of Australia´s CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment is this year´s recipient of the International Soil Science Award, presented annually by the Soil Science Society of...

2009-11-25 14:08:20

Interactive e-lessons help students understand and appreciate soil's diverse role in the ecosystem. Soil is the linchpin of the environment, where atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere meet. Despite that, many students see soil as "just dirt" "“ a place to grow plants, but nothing more. Soil science educators are challenged with the task of helping students and the public recognize the critical importance of soil in the environment.  A collaborative project by soil science and...

2008-07-11 12:00:32

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Anita Brown of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, +1-530-792-5644 DAVIS, Calif.,July 11/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California State soil, the San Joaquin Series, will be among those included in a historic new exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The exhibition, entitled Dig It! The Secrets of Soil, opens July 19, and will remain on display in the Nations Capital through Jan. 3, 2010. Thereafter, it...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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