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Pesticides from homes and farms contribute significantly to the deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay, U.S.
FRESNO, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White announced today that 15 organizations in California will receive funding from a new program under the 2008 Farm Bill that will help improve water quality and quantity.
MALIBU, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Natural Resources Defense Council released today its annual survey of water quality at U.S.
Coastal marine ecosystems are at risk worldwide as a result of human activities, according to scientists at UC Santa Barbara who have recently published a study in the Journal of Conservation Letters.
There may be thousands of things large and small that can be done to better control pollution on even the smallest waterways, and a new tool developed at Purdue University may help sort out how to choose the best ones.
Guidelines and Applications Now Available for 09-10 Tax Credit Program HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania farmers are making further investments in the environment by implementing on-farm conservation practices while enhancing their farm's production, thanks to the Resource Enhancement and Protection tax credit program, or REAP.
WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alaska Gold Co. (Alaska Gold), and NovaGold Resources Inc.
Driveways and parking lots may look better with a layer of sealcoat applied to the pavement, but the water running off the surface into nearby streams will be carrying more than just oxygen and hydrogen molecules.
Much of Texas' wheat may be grazed as a part of a dual-use crop. But many fields are still prepared using conventional tillage, which may not efficiently capture rainfall â€“ a key to economic success in a semi-arid environment, said a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.
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,...
The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...