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Jurassic Ecosystem
2013-01-09 06:26:57

According to Southern Methodist University paleontologists Timothy S. Myers, Louis L. Jacobs, and SMU sedimentary geologist Neil J. Tabor, the modern relationship between animals and vegetation is similar to millions of years ago.

2013-01-06 05:02:30

Exploring advancements in soil-tissue testing and analysis. Fairbury, IL (PRWEB) January 05, 2013 United Soils, Inc.

2013-01-04 05:03:34

Founder of Scout Girl, LLC, Joy Nagel, is enthused to announce the launch of her new website, JoyToTheWorms.com; the website carries composting worms, composting worm bins, and other useful composting

Biologists Dig In The Dirt For Soil Microbes
2013-01-03 18:59:36

Understanding biological diversity has been the key to learning how ecosystems around the world function in a sustainable manner.

Increasing Shrubs Reduce The Positive Climate Contribution Of Peatlands
2012-12-26 05:44:43

Bogs and mires are important ecosystems that also play an important role the storage of global atmospheric carbon emissions.

Death Of Hemlock Trees Creates New Life For Hardwood Trees
2012-12-20 16:47:46

Due to the introduction of exotic pests and pathogens, tree species are being eliminated one by one from forest ecosystems.

Fate Of Phosphorous Determined By Soil
2012-12-17 17:57:17

Brazil’s soybean yields have become competitive with those of the United States and Argentina, but the soil demands a lot of phosphorous, which is not renewable.

2012-12-13 05:00:43

After the recent announcement of Higher Health's SilaLive Silica Supplement, a new 7 Day Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade Detox Diet Cleanse Program is released helping provide a kickstart towards


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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Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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