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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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How much water does a steelhead need to thrive?

Pescadero Estuary, located an hour south of San Francisco, is a coastal habitat under intense pressure from several interest groups, some human, others wild. The 643 citizens of the nearby town of Pescadero ...

Oct 10, 2012
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