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Helping the NRC look below the surface

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are helping U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) experts model the movement of radioactive materials in the soil. Their findings can be used to fine-tune the risk assessment ...

Apr 23, 2010
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Did Climate Influence Angkor's Collapse?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Decades of drought, interspersed with intense monsoon rains, may have helped bring about the fall of Cambodia’s ancient Khmer civilization at Angkor nearly 600 years ago, according to an ...

Mar 29, 2010
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Common Cold Symptoms Not Washed Away by Nose Irrigation

Washing out your nose with a spray or spout of salt water is safe and might even get you back to work sooner after a cold or acute sinus infection. However, there is not enough evidence to show that it can reduce your symptoms ...

Mar 17, 2010
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Whetting Singapore's thirst for rice

Singaporeans consume around 275,000 tons of rice each year, which requires 688 billion liters of water to be produced - 2.5 times Singapore's annual domestic water use.

Mar 05, 2010
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New Farming Wrinkle May Help Peanut Growers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a combination of conservation tillage and deficit irrigation management in peanut production can promote conservation of water during the early growing season without hurting yields, ...

Jan 15, 2010
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Study: US biofuels policies flawed

The United States needs to fundamentally rethink its policy of promoting ethanol to diversify its energy sources and increase energy security, according to a new policy paper by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public ...

Jan 06, 2010
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Lost water of the Napa Valley vineyards

Getting the most out of every drop of water is a high priority for grape growers in the southern Napa Valley, where summers are hot and dry and vines have to be irrigated to make it through the growing season. But Stanford ...

Dec 16, 2009
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