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turfgrass in field
June 24, 2015

Plants need water. People need water. Unfortunately, there’s only so much clean water to go around — and so the effort begins to find...

The liquefaction experiment starts by stirring water into soil.
May 21, 2015

Have you considered what might happen to your house during a liquefaction event? Sixth-grader Joshua Miller has.

When it comes to...

A scientist performing testing in the lab
March 24, 2015

Radiation suddenly contaminates the land your family has farmed and lived on for generations. Can soil play a role in protecting crops and human...

Corn stalks
January 26, 2015

When nitrogen finds its way from agricultural fields into water bodies and the atmosphere, it doesn't just degrade water quality and...

Pasture with sheep and mountains in background
April 07, 2014

New Zealand’s pastoral landscapes are some of the loveliest in the world, but they also contain a hidden threat. Many of the country’s...