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Kashmir monsoon floods leave 460 dead and displace almost a million Last Updated on 2014-09-12 11:25:32 Authorities in Pakistan and India are struggling to cope with raging monsoon floods which have killed more than 460 people, displaced nearly a million people, and still threaten many more. Pakistani military specialists blew up dykes with explosives to divert water from rivers running close to three cities, while Indian authorities admitted that relief efforts had not yet reached about 300,000 people in Kashmir. Click here to read more. More »
A Look At The Runoff Fueling Lake Erie’s Algae Bloom Last Updated on 2014-08-11 10:32:45 This week, residents of Toledo, Ohio, could drink their tap water again, after contamination from an algae bloom in Lake Erie forced officials to shut the water off. The bloom was caused by runoff from farms along the lake. Robert Broz, director of theExtension Water Quality Program at the University of Missouri, joins — to discuss what causes that runoff and what’s in it, including nitrogen, phosphorus and potash. Robert Broz, director of the Extension Water Quality Program at the University of Missouri. More »
New Science Suggests More Land-Based Ecosystems Have Been Lost than the Biosphere Can Bear Last Updated on 2014-08-06 10:01:30 An important scientific journal article published today finds that 66% of Earth’s land area must be maintained as natural and agro-ecological ecosystems to sustain a livable environment. Yet about 50% have already been lost, threatening global biosphere collapse. In describing the paper, author Dr. Glen Barry suggests the Ebola epidemic, California drought, and Middle East revolutions indicate planetary boundaries have been exceeded. August 5, 2014 (Madison, WI) – New science finds that two-thirds of Earth’s land-based ecosystems must be protected to sustain the biosphere long-term. Yet about one-half of Earth’s natural ecosystems have already been lost. The scientific review article by Dr. Glen Barry – entitled “Terrestrial ecosystem loss and biosphere collapse” – was published today in the international journal “Management of... More »
Speed Science Video - Cover Crops Fall Seeding - CSCAP Last Updated on 2014-07-03 11:58:11 Published on Sep 13, 2013 Snapshot of the benefits of cover crops and when and how to plant them in the Midwest. Filmed at a cover crop field day, at Mark Jacobs' Farm in Hedrick, Iowa, September 11, 2013. The video was developed in cooperation with Practical Farmers of Iowa, Iowa Learning Farms, and this project--the Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project, a regional collaboration supported by USDA-NIFA Award No. 2011-68002-30190. Filming and editing by Jamie Benning, a co-PI of this project's Extension Team.  More »
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