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Avoiding peanut butter won't solve salmonella problem

It's as if the whole nation just acquired a peanut allergy. As a salmonella outbreak sickens hundreds of people across the country, federal health officials are warning consumers not to eat products containing peanut butter ...

Jan 29, 2009
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Farming and the fate of wild nature

Farming is the greatest extinction threat to birds, mammals, plants and insects, and widespread land clearing, irrigation and chemical treatments have profoundly affected wild species and habitats the world ...

Jul 19, 2011
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Turfgrass tested in shallow green roof substrates

Green roofs, rooftops covered with vegetation, provide multiple environmental and aesthetic benefits. These "living roofs" are increasing in popularity worldwide. As more cities invest in green roofs, planners are challenged ...

Oct 21, 2013
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French corn farmers turn to drip irrigation

Corn farmers in the verdant plains of southwestern France have responded to dwindling water resources by adopting drip irrigation—a money-saving technique invented in the 1960s in Israel.

May 15, 2014
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