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There are more chickens in the United States than people in the entire world. Raising huge...

In 1990, many streams in Northern Ireland were so polluted they couldn’t sustain fish....

North Dakota's oil boom can have a salty side-effect. Wastewater from oil drilling and...

Plant scientist Ann Bybee-Finley says her first field experiment was humbling. ”I felt...


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Dig It!

Wall of soils exhibit

SSSA sponsors a traveling soils exhibit called Dig It! The Secrets of Soil | More


Meet a Soil Scientist

Betty Klepper
Betty Klepper

This month, we profile retired USDA-ARS plant physiologist and research leader Betty Klepper, who was elected the...  | More

Bill Shuster
Bill Shuster

A research hydrologist with the USEPA in Cincinnati, OH, Bill Shuster recently overheard his daughter... | More

Matt Politzzotto
Matt Politzzotto

Arsenic-contaminated water in Asia is a big problem, affecting 100 million people. As a result of the Green Revolution... | More


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I Heart Soil

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For its 75th anniversary in 2011, SSSA created three videos telling the Story of Soil | More


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Visit our International Year of Soils 2015 site | More