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How lead gets into urban vegetable gardens

One common mitigation approach is to build a raised bed and fill it with freshly composted, low-lead soil from elsewhere, right? Maybe not, according to researchers studying the mysterious case of the lead contamination found ...

dateNov 01, 2010 in Environment
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Breeding disease-resistant, heat-tolerant fowl for Africa

A new program that will identify genes crucial for breeding chickens that can tolerate hot climates and resist infectious diseases—specifically the devastating Newcastle disease—has been launched under the leadership ...

dateOct 31, 2013 in Other
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100,000 Egypt cattle hit by foot-and-mouth: vets

Nearly 100,000 head of cattle are believed to have been struck by foot-and-mouth disease in Egypt, where a major new outbreak is threatening the entire region, veterinary sources warned on Tuesday.

dateMar 27, 2012 in Other
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