Monthly Archives: March 2009

Crop Production in Developing Countries

When the Universal Soil Loss Equation was first introduced in lab last week, we discussed how South America and Africa finally had their own soil maps. The significance of this is that these two continents have had problems with producing … Continue reading

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Insane land slides…

In 1862, Dixmont State Hospital for the Insane opened in Kilbuck Township, Pennsylvania, about ten miles north west of the Pittsburgh City limits. The hospital’s property spanned approximately 407 acres, located upon a hill about 300 yards above the Ohio … Continue reading

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Natural Paints

The use of natural paints can help create an outdoor world within your home.  Natural paints allow for the air inside your home to remain healthy and for the walls of your home to breathe and release moisture when need … Continue reading

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State soils

After my last blog post when I tried to find facts about soils in other countries than the United States I have realized something. America are the country that has most knowledge about soil in the world. One of the … Continue reading

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Soil is not Dirt

I was surfing the internet trying to find something to write about and this article about the Smithsonian exhibit on soil. A reporter went to the exhibit and had some questions. He wanted to know, “what IS soil?” Pat Megonigal, … Continue reading

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Soil use and Haiti

At the beginning of the semester we talked about the main functions of soil and what they can be used for. We learned that soil cycles and transports nutrients. Soil provides habitat for many different organisms and provides support for … Continue reading

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My Organic Garden

Just recently I have been inspired to build an organic garden in my backyard. My environmental science class went to a organic farm in Weddington and since then I have wanted to see if I have the green thumb. I … Continue reading

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