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Pump with flowing irrigation water in Bangladesh
March 05, 2014

The 20th century’s Green Revolution is credited with saving...

Grad assistant in an urban garden
February 26, 2014

Growing your own vegetables can be a great practice for homeowners and renters. It promotes a healthier diet, saves money, and provides exercise....

ant mound
February 20, 2014

In the forests outside Lawrence, Kansas, a colony of ants was working hard this summer, and so was graduate student Kim Drager. We can see ants...

calculator in soil
February 11, 2014

For decades, scientists, politicians and environmentalists have been trying to put a value on the Earth’s natural resources. Once public...

Sindu Jagadamma
February 04, 2014

Over the past several years, Sindhu Jagadamma has traveled across the world and through different areas of soil science. She began her career in...

Chicago City Hall rooftop garden
January 27, 2014

The purple lovegrass, orange trumpet vine and black-eyed Susan are no longer in bloom at this time of year. Yet one of the most prized...

cleaning course roots for measurements
January 15, 2014

Urban trees provide many benefits for city-dwellers. They filter air, manage stormwater, store carbon, and buffer temperatures while providing a...

An image from a CT scan of a soil core
January 06, 2014

The large, air-filled spaces, or “macropores,” in untilled soil often resemble the branching vessels of the human circulatory system...

Kristen McIvor
December 05, 2013

Community gardens—spaces where friends, neighbors, or even complete strangers come together to grow food, flowers, and community—are...

Marko Davinic
November 21, 2013

When Marko Davinic came to the United States from Serbia in 1998, the then-high school student figured he would eventually become a dentist. But...