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March 9, 2018

Phytoremediation is the use of plants to partially or completely remediate contaniments from soil, sludge, sediments, wastewater and ground water.

An anomaly of a certain species of plants, hyperaccumulators, have the ability to grow in noxious soils and accumulate rela...

February 14, 2018

Biological Soil Crusts and their ability to trap dust, add nutrients to soil and affect the hydro cycle, are critical factors of soil pedogenesis within a desert region. As pioneer organisms, BSC's are able to colonize extreme environmental conditions well before vascu...

January 8, 2018

Cold Lava?

The East African Rift Valley was created about 25 million years ago as a divergent (moving away from each other) tectonic plate boundary formed as the Somalian plate moves away from the Nubian plate.

The East African Rift (EAR) Valley, noted by Astronauts, is...

October 10, 2017

One of the items we hear a lot is that septic sand mounds are an eyesore. Instead of a large grassed mound, maybe a beautiful and functional wetland cell would provide a more aesthetically pleasing solution, as well as a habitat for our backyard friends.

Soils are so am...