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Its Getting Dustier Across The West
2013-06-11 12:50:15

Think of the Wild West and it’s likely you’ll conjure up images of tumbleweeds, gold miners settling down at the local saloon for a shot of whiskey, and ultimately, plenty of dust.

2013-06-10 23:16:03

FMC Corporation announced today that it will launch a new anaerobic bioremediation product at the Second International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies from

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

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

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.

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

An ongoing project using NASA and Indian satellite data has identified two factors that are creating a potentially volatile Southern California wildfire season.

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

Developing new tools to find clandestine graves is the goal of a small community of researchers spread across several countries

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


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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immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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