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  • Reducing Energy’s Footprint: Restoring land after coal, oil, & gas development

    Reducing Energy’s Footprint: Restoring land after coal, oil, & gas development

    At an educational Congressional briefing on September 12, two expert panelists will discuss the process of restoring land that has been used in energy development to beneficial uses. Since 2010, the United States has been the second largest energy ...

  • President`s budget proposal includes increase to ag and environmental research

    President`s budget proposal includes increase to ag and environmental research

    The Obama Administration rolled out a multi-trillion-dollar budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 today (Apr. 10). Encouragingly, the President’s budget proposal includes increases in funding for several key agriculture and natural ...

  • The phosphorus index: changes afoot

    The phosphorus index: changes afoot

    Twenty years after its inception, the continued need for water quality improvement has led to a call for further advancement of the Phosphorus Index Phosphorus (P) is both an essential nutrient in agricultural fields and a contributor to poor water ...

  • Health problems uncovered by new research into wastewater reuse

    Health problems uncovered by new research into wastewater reuse

    The reuse of treated wastewater can be a valuable resource in arid regions around the world, with water being reclaimed for irrigation, surface release, and groundwater recharge. But some contaminants in the water are being identified as health ...

  • ALERT: congressional briefing planned on reduction of Farmers impact to Chesapeake Bay watershed

    ALERT: congressional briefing planned on reduction of Farmers impact to Chesapeake Bay watershed

    Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area often adopt nutrient management planning in an effort to keep fertilizer on the land and out of the Bay to protect water quality.  But what are the costs, and can nutrient management planning help ...

  • Vital agricultural, natural resource, and environmental research and education retained for fiscal year 2012

    Vital agricultural, natural resource, and environmental research and education retained for fiscal year 2012

    American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America applaud Congress’ support for critical agricultural, natural resource, and environmental research and education programs. The importance of ...

  • Farming after the flood: Management strategies and costs

    Farming after the flood: Management strategies and costs

    This year extensive flooding of America’s prime agricultural lands has resulted in millions of dollars in lost crops.  In addition to direct economic losses, farmers face post-flooding cleanup costs associated with removing sediment and ...

  • Implications of sewage sludge

    Implications of sewage sludge

    Sewage sludge has been widely applied to agricultural lands to enhance soil fertility due to its high organic matter and nutrient content. It has been considered as an economically and environmentally sound disposal alternative to landfills and ...

  • Toxic compounds in groundwater

    Toxic compounds in groundwater

    Research is being conducted on degrading a toxic compound found in groundwater systems around the world Vinyl chloride is a cancer-causing compound formed from solvents in groundwater systems under anaerobic conditions. These solvents are used in ...

  • Pesticide impact: comparing lab, field-scale results

    Pesticide impact: comparing lab, field-scale results

    Assessing the environmental risk of pesticide use is an important, complex task that requires knowledge of the equilibrium sorption parameter. This helps researchers assess the risk of pesticides leaching into groundwater. For cost-effective ...

  • Societies establish climate change position

    Societies establish climate change position

    The 10,000-plus members of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America develop a position statement on climate change The significance of climate change to the practice of agriculture, ...

  • Societies establish climate change position

    Societies establish climate change position

    The significance of climate change to the practice of agriculture, soils, and land management has led the 10,000-plus members of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America ...

  • How plants absorb pollutants

    How plants absorb pollutants

    The environmental concern is great when considering the role of toxic contaminants in the plant-soil relationship. Understanding plant’s absorption and accumulation of these contaminants from the soil would be incredibly beneficial. One ...

  • Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, and Natural Resources Reception March 15

    Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, and Natural Resources Reception March 15

    You are invited to a reception in celebration of the“Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, and Natural Resources Round Table: Showcasing Exemplary R&D Collaborations.” The achievements originating from agriculture, food, and natural ...

  • Cattle can help restore degraded soil

    Cattle can help restore degraded soil

    Agriculture Research Service has tested cattle grazing on degraded soil to determine if the activity would have any effect on restoring depleted nutrients. During a 12 year period, 18 paddocks were used to monitor the soils response to different ...

  • Restructuring natural resource majors

    Restructuring natural resource majors

    A troublesome trend is occurring at colleges and universities around the country: fewer students are graduating with degrees in natural resource related degree programs. As a result, the number of qualified professionals to manage fish and wildlife ...

  • Wastewater treatment lowers pathogen levels

    Wastewater treatment lowers pathogen levels

    A recent study by a team of researchers at the University of Arizona has tracked the incident of pathogens in biosolids over a 19 year period in one major U.S. city. In the same study, the researchers also analyzed pathogen levels in biosolids at 18 ...

  • Drinking recycled water?

    Drinking recycled water?

    The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. Researchers at Australia’s CSIRO Land and Water set out to determine if the en ...

  • Nanomaterials in our environment

    Nanomaterials in our environment

    The manufacturing of nanomaterials has been steadily on the rise in the medical, industrial, and scientific fields. Nanomaterials are materials that are engineered to have dimensions less than 100 nanometers and have very unique properties as a ...

  • Optical water quality assessment

    Optical water quality assessment

    Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have proven that measuring fluorescence could improve source water monitoring during a study of the McKenzie River in Oregon.  The study was designed to assess the amount, type and source of ...