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Moving toward greener chemistry

Phosphorus, a mineral element found in rocks and bone, is a critical ingredient in fertilizers, pesticides, detergents and other industrial and household chemicals. Once phosphorus is mined from rocks, getting ...

Sep 03, 2010 4.5 / 5 (6) 1 | with audio podcast

Cleaning the Chesapeake Bay from space

(PhysOrg.com) -- A pilot test of an innovative use of new remote sensing technologies to aid the Chesapeake Bay cleanup begins this year in Talbot County, Md., on the Bay's Eastern Shore.

Aug 31, 2010 not rated yet 0

Tracking phosphorus runoff from livestock manure

Nutrient runoff from livestock manure is a common source of agricultural pollution. Looking for an uncommon solution, a team of scientists has developed an application of rare earth elements to control and track runoff phosphorus ...

Jun 14, 2010 not rated yet 0

Calculating agriculture's phosphorus footprint

Balancing phosphorus levels in crop lands is a key factor that is often overlooked in discussions of global food security, according to a paper published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance an ...

Apr 13, 2010 2 / 5 (1) 0