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Helping satellites be right as rain

As you read this paragraph, a NASA satellite orbits around planet Earth, gathering data on—of all things—soil moisture. Moisture in the soil acts like a thermostat for the planet. Along with affecting agricultural production, ...

dateJun 08, 2016 in Environment
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Five ways scientists can make soil less dirty

It may be hard to imagine, but soil gets dirty. Soil can become contaminated with oil, grease, heavy metals or pesticides through urban and agricultural runoff as well as industrial spills or precipitation.

dateMay 24, 2016 in Environment
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