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Tile drainage directly related to nitrate loss

Tile drainage in the Mississippi Basin is one of the great advances of the 19th and 20th centuries, allowing highly productive agriculture in what was once land too wet to farm. In fact, installation of new ...

dateSep 27, 2010 in Environment
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Cities attract hurricanes

Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, devastating New Orleans and other regions along the Mississippi River Delta. Hurricane forecasting has steadily progressed over the intervening ...

dateAug 23, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Tropical depression halts drilling at Gulf well

(AP) -- Drilling the final feet of a relief well intended to permanently plug the busted BP oil well deep below the Gulf of Mexico will have to wait two to three days as a strengthening tropical depression ...

dateAug 11, 2010 in Environment
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