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May 09, 2012

It doesn’t take long when talking with soil physics student Mandy Liesch to notice how grateful she is to the people who’ve mentored...

May 07, 2012

It was all too evident during the Dust Bowl what a disastrous impact wind can have on dry, unprotected topsoil. Now a new study has uncovered a...

March 25, 2012

What can be learned from looking at urban soils? Many excavations of a site over many years, may mean a large challenge for any specific study....

Ted Hartsig
March 01, 2012

Lying beneath the largest cities in Texas is the soil “Houston Black,” a vestige of the state’s old Blackland Prairie and the...

Oren Reedy
February 20, 2012

Ever wonder why a scientist decides to make soil a career focus? The relaunch of longtime Soil Science Society of America print publication ...

September 06, 2011

Measuring the emission of greenhouse gases from croplands should take into account the crops themselves.

That’s the conclusion of...

August 29, 2011

New research shows that wastewater recycling processes may generate more greenhouse gases than traditional water-treatment processes. Despite...

August 01, 2011

Constructed wetlands or ditches planted with dense vegetation can cut pesticide concentrations in downstream waters by more than 70%, suggesting...