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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.
Californiaâ€™s primary source of irrigation water is projected to go dry in 2009 due to drought, idling more than 60,000 workers and up to 1 million acres of farmland, federal officials said Friday.
Muddy secrets tell of a toxic past and prompt delay in predicted cleanup date.
A group of scientists investigate innovative ways to manage urban stormwater runoff in the November-December issue of Journal of Environmental Quality.
The last thing anyone wants shoved in his mailbox during these tight economic times is another utility bill from the government.
The Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft for the 2008-09 Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River. Bismarck will host one of six scheduled public meetings in October. That meeting is set at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Ramkota.
WARREN - The annual dinner and meeting of the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, at the North Nobleboro Community Hall on Upper East Pond Road. Dinner is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by brief reports from the U.S.
By William M. Welch Along with wild salmon and steelhead trout, the Pacific Northwest soon may have another endangered species: the driveway carwash. Washing your car or boat in the driveway or street is a residential ritual as American as backyard barbecues.
By KEN MIDKIFF Nyah, nyah, nyah. Told you so, told you so. OK, that's somewhat childish. But that was my first reaction when I learned that Philips Lake (or Bristol Lake, or whatever it is called these days) was recommended for placement on the state's "impaired waterbody" - or 303(d) - list.
By Anonymous A typical 1,000-head beef feedlot produces up to 254 metric tons (280 tons) of manure in just one week. That's a lot of manure-and for hundreds of U.S. cattle feedlots, disposal is an important management issue.
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...