News tagged with moisture levels

Why seas are rising ahead of predictions

Sea levels are rising faster than expected from global warming, and University of Colorado geologist Bill Hay has a good idea why. The last official IPCC report in 2007 projected a global sea level rise between ...

dateNov 01, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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A silo fire doesn't have to ruin all stored silage

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometimes, when harvest conditions are less than ideal, silage with lower-than-optimum moisture levels is put into a silo, potentially leading to excessive heating and a spontaneous-combustion ...

dateOct 27, 2009 in Other
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Restoring coastal wetlands? Check the soil

Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new ...

dateSep 07, 2010 in Environment
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Software reveals critical crop growth stages

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agronomist Greg McMaster has developed computer software that tells farmers when to spray pesticides. McMaster works at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Agricultural Systems Research ...

dateMay 12, 2011 in Ecology
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Grassroots approach to conservation developed

A new strategy to manage invasive species and achieve broader conservation goals is being tested in the Grand River Grasslands, an area within the North American tallgrass prairie ecoregion. A University of ...

dateJul 10, 2012 in Ecology
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