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2013-06-07 23:01:50

Naturally Green Soil Amendment Gel's Kickstarter campaign to build a production facility begins June 14 and runs through July 13, 2013. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 Naturally Green Soil Amendment Gel is seeking partners on Kickstarter to build a production facility. The campaign will kick off June 14 and run through July 13, 2013. This scientifically proven product has been in development for over a decade. The Naturally Green micronutrient supplement and soil amendment is sourced...

Researchers Suprised By Arctic Resiliency In Carbon Storage
2013-05-17 08:15:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Certain assumptions were made by UC Santa Barbara doctoral student Seeta Sistla and her adviser, environmental studies professor Josh Schimel, when they traveled north recently to study the effects of long-term warming on the carbon storage of the Arctic. "We expected that because of the long-term warming, we would have lost carbon stored in the soil to the atmosphere," said Schimel. He explained that the gradual warming would...

Satellites See Potential Wildfire Threats In SoCal
2013-05-14 08:26:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An ongoing project using NASA and Indian satellite data has identified two factors that are creating a potentially volatile Southern California wildfire season. Scientists from NASA´s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Chapman University have tracked the relationship between rainfall and the growth and drying-out of vegetation in recent months, during what has been an abnormally dry year. The data shows that the...

Using Geophysical Tools To Search For Clandestine Graves
2013-05-13 11:29:08

American Geophysical Union It´s very hard to convict a murderer if the victim´s body can´t be found. And the best way to hide a body is to bury it. Developing new tools to find those clandestine graves is the goal of a small community of researchers spread across several countries, some of whom are presenting their work on Tuesday, May 14, at the Meeting of the Americas in Cancún, Mexico, a scientific conference organized and co-sponsored by the American...

2013-05-06 23:00:54

Daily Gossip Magazine reveals the principles of Aquaponics, the secret recipe for a 100% organic garden. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Aquaponics For You System is the step-by-step manual that DailyGossip.org presents to its online visitors. The guide is available to all customers who are interested in creating their own gardens and it can be ordered from the Internet. http://www.DailyGossip.org aims to introduce readers to a new horticultural practice, Aquaponics, which may be...

2013-05-02 23:04:02

Exploring the latest advancements in fertilizer alternatives. Siloam Springs, AR (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Sea Minerals FA announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer airing later this year via RFD-TV. In this episode, American Farmer will explore how Sea Minerals FA produces major improvements in plant growth and improves the nutrient value of hay and grains grown on it. Audiences will be amazed by Sea Minerals FA's ability to enrich soils and produce hay and...

2013-04-30 23:02:52

NewsWatch, a national television show, recently reported on the environmental and economic benefits of composting. As part of the segment, NewsWatch featured the Toter Composter by WASTEQUIP as its recommended consumer composter. (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 NewsWatch, a national television show, recently reported on the environmental and economic benefits of composting. As part of the segment, NewsWatch featured the Toter Composter as its recommended consumer composter. As spring continues and...


Latest Soil Reference Libraries

Sheet Mulching
2013-08-05 12:36:35

Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barrier, like newspaper or cardboard. On top of that is a twelve-inch layer of compost or mulch material such as old clothes, yard clippings, and manure, which provides for nutrient rich soil. Weed-free soil is added prior to planting the desired...

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...

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