Disasters like Deepwater Horizon create long- and short-term effects. Our past two blogs have covered what happened immediately once the crude oil arrived on the shores of the Louisiana wetlands. […]
April 2020, is the 10th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We are dedicating this months’ Soils Matter blogs to the topic of […]
When people think about endangered or threatened ecosystems, often the Amazon rainforest or the Great Barrier Reef come to mind. And, they are important. There’s another, less well-known yet very […]
From the equator to the arctic, life forms have adapted to their particular climate and regional conditions. In steamy sub-tropical estuaries, mangrove forests dominate the landscape. They bridge the salt- […]
Back in 2012, while working for Cornell Cooperative Extension, I was facing a conundrum. Much of the east coast had experienced widespread floodwaters in 2011, after Hurricane Irene and Tropical […]
Roots are not passive actors in the exchange of nutrients with soil. Their growth helps the plant, and the environment!
Adding compost to a garden is a good idea. But, like most things in life, is it best to do it in moderation? To answer that question, you need to […]