Soils in the City


December 23, 2015

The emphasis on "going green" in cities has led to a number of environmentally-friendly initiatives. But Sally Brown, a Professor at the...

December 09, 2015

Every city has abandoned industrial sites. Encouraging life to return to these barren areas is a challenge. It requires a healthy topsoil for...

Street tree biofiltration in Melbourne, Australia
November 25, 2015

Urban environments Down Under aren’t all that different than those in the United States....

Residential prairie garden in urban landscape
November 11, 2015

Prairie gardens offer Midwestern suburban dwellers an alternative option to the traditional grass lawn. Their combination of native grasses, like...

A beaver dam on a pond
October 21, 2015

Beavers, once valued for their fur, may soon have more appreciation in the Northeastern United States. There they are helping prevent harmful...

Burr oak tree in Morton Arboretum
October 14, 2015

In a study published in the Journal of Environmental Quality, several tree species were better than others at removing storm water from bioswales...

A bag of composted potting 'soil'
October 07, 2015

When you travel down a road, poor infrastructure and maintenance becomes more than a nuisance—it is a hazard. The same is true with indoor...

Serita Frey and Sarah Andrews, University of New Hampshire
September 16, 2015

College courses with active learning are common in subjects like physics and chemistry. The hands-on aspect of lab work creates a memorable,...

Cypress trees in Garcia Lorca Park, Spain.
August 26, 2015

Ah-choo! If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you’re probably sick of this refrain. And you’re not alone. Millions of Americans...

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...