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July 18, 2012

Across the western United States, deserts creep outward in all directions.  Dry winds shuttle clouds of sand across the landscape, leading...

June 26, 2012

The reuse of treated wastewater has become a valuable resource in arid regions around the world, with water being reclaimed for a variety of...

Daniel Hillel
June 12, 2012

An Israeli-American scientist and 52-year member of the Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy has been named the 2012...

May 10, 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 08, 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 26, 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 07, 2011

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

That’s the conclusion of...

August 30, 2011

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