Archive for November, 2010

  • Identifying future soil science research needs

    Friday, November 26th, 2010

    Soil is subjected to a growing number of human-caused dangers from contamination, urbanization, desertification, salinization, mismanagement, and erosion. The soil ecosystem provides services necessary to manage and maintain a healthy and stable planet. Soil is key to carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling, water purification, and waste [...]

  • Rabbit`s food decreases Estrogen Wastewater levels

    Sunday, November 14th, 2010

    The November 2010 issue of Environmental Pollution details successful experiments at the University of Cincinnati where rabbit’s food resulted in the abiotic (non-biological) transformation and absorption of four different types of estrogen, reducing the levels of these estrogen hormones by more than 80% in wastewater.
    Currently, estrogen in [...]

  • New Biofilter will Reduce Odour and Save Money

    Thursday, November 4th, 2010

    Two Extension specialists at the University of Illinois are working on the design of an innovative biofilter that will help reduce those odour emissions from fan-ventilated livestock buildings. Ted Funk, an Extension agricultural engineer with the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), and Matt Robert, [...]

  • Agriculture needs to become ‘climate-smart’

    Thursday, November 4th, 2010

    Agriculture in developing countries must become ‘climate-smart’ in order to cope with the combined challenge of feeding a warmer, more heavily populated world, says a new FAO report.
    Climate change is expected to reduce agriculture productivity, stability and incomes in many areas that already experience high levels of [...]